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that points either north or south. Some electrons in a full shell point up, canceling out the electromagnetic fields of an equal number of electrons that point down.
Neutron scientists at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) are partnering with industry to enhance engine and commercial cooling technologies in hopes of making improvements that will optimize fuel and energy efficiency.
Collin Broholm, a professor of physics at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, was clearly excited about the results he was reviewing in the control room of the wide-angular-range chopper spectrometer (ARCS) at SNS.
December 28, 2010 - Whether it's that clunky new Hummer you bought for a song, that honey of a BMW sports coupe, farm equipment from John Deere, or a pressurized water nuclear reactor, the materials from which they are made contain hidden stresses that affect safety, longevity, even energy efficiency and the environment.
Upgrading existing dams with new equipment could enable the South to reduce the amount of electricity produced in the region by fossil fuels, according to Marilyn Brown, a member of the Tennessee Valley Authority Board of Directors and a public policy professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology.
Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) supercomputers continue to demonstrate their importance to the science community, offering unmatched resources to researchers exploring climate change, alternative energy sources, and the full range of critical science challenges.
Four researchers from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory have been elected to fellowship in the American Physical Society.
December 17, 2010 - Choosing directions during a road trip used to consist of passengers holding a map with arms fully extended and noses to the page trying to decipher exactly where to turn or what exit to take.
A comprehensive effort undertaken by the Facilities and Operations Directorate of Oak Ridge National Laboratory to improve efficiency, security and safety has helped earn an award from the Tennessee Center for Performance Excellence.
The crushing of 180 digitally manufactured (DM) titanium mesh spheres has culminated in a $50,000 DARPA prize for a University of California at Santa Barbara team, who came up with the most accurate predictive model of the components' properties.
A quicker and cheaper technique to scan molecular databases developed at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory could put scientists on the fast track to developing new drug treatments.
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Dec. 7, 2010 — A Tennessee startup, SecureWaters Inc., has licensed a water supply monitoring technology developed at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
December 3, 2010 - Governor Phil Bredesen today joined officials from the University of Tennessee and the Department of Energy in dedicating a new state-funded research facility at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
A prototype data-analysis software developed at Oak Ridge National Laboratory could help track potential terrorist groups by uncovering hidden meaning in the group's written interactions.
Tractor-trailer trucks may leave a different "footprint" in the near future. Heavy trucks outfitted with single wide-based tires instead of the conventional dual tires are more fuel efficient, according to a study sponsored by DOE's Office of Vehicle Technologies.
Unsuspecting subjects could be identified in mere seconds with a novel recognition system being developed by researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
A significant barrier to greater use of biodiesel could be blasted away with a proprietary approach developed by a team of researchers led by Mike Kass of Oak Ridge National Laboratory's Energy and Transportation Science Division.
Consumers of child pornography break the law when they download photos and videos from file-sharing networks. But police are more concerned with the porn producers uploading the files. Every new posting means a child is in harm's way.
Luiz Leal and Lance Snead from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory have been elected to the American Nuclear Society's Class of 2010 Fellows.
While the Jaguar supercomputer at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory recently ceded its rank as the world's most powerful supercomputer - dropping to No. 2 - it is still performing world-class science. Jaguar is virtually paving the way toward the development of a new generation of nuclear power reactors.
Sixteen Clinton High School students learned about career opportunities in science and technology during a recent visit to the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL).
e National Laboratory (ORNL) took this year's Gordon Bell Prize by pushing ORNL's Jaguar supercomputer to 700 trillion calculations per second (700 teraflops) with a groundbreaking simulation of blood flow.
November 23, 2010 - A systematic study of phase changes in vanadium dioxide has solved a mystery that has puzzled scientists for decades, according to researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory.