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May 2, 2017 – Oak Ridge National Laboratory scientists designed software for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital that significantly sped processing of microscopy images used in brain development research. The software provided frame-by-frame analysis of video taken of a mouse brain cell in a matter of hours compared with traditional manual techniques that can take weeks.
May 2, 2017 - A bottleneck to breaking down woody plants for use in biofuels or other products may occur at the plant cell wall’s surface, according to a new Oak Ridge National Laboratory study. Researchers exposed samples of non-pretreated poplar to a microorganism called Clostridium thermocellum.
May 2, 2017 – Predicting how ecosystems might respond to environmental change could become more precise thanks to a new method known as a process sensitivity index developed by Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Florida State University and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
May 2, 2017 – By taking advantage of a phenomenon known as “quantum mechanical squeezing,” researchers have conceptually designed a new method of applying atomic force microscopy.
May 1, 2017—As an engineer and a science communicator, Amy Elliott wants to learn how stuff works, and she wants you to learn about it too.
April 24, 2017–If you’ve ever sat in stop-and-go traffic behind a congested merge area fuming about lost time and fuel, Jackeline “Jacky” Rios-Torres is conducting some research that could relieve your frustration.
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., April 21, 2017 — Five small companies have been selected to partner with the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory to move technologies in commercial refrigeration systems, water power generation, bioenergy and battery manufacturing closer to the marketplace.
April 20, 2017—UT-Battelle, the managing contractor for the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, has pledged $30,000 toward construction of The Change Center, a new community activity center for teenagers and young adults in Knoxville.
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., April 19, 2017 – Van D. Baxter, a researcher at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, has been appointed director-at-large for ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers).
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., April 19, 2017 – Thomas Watkins, a researcher at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, has been elected fellow of the International Centre for Diffraction Data.
April 18, 2017—The ability to realistically simulate a range of scientific phenomena, such as supernova explosions and the behavior of materials at the nanoscale, has proven a boon to researchers across the scientific spectrum.
April 18, 2017—Few jobs are more massive than that of building a nuclear power plant, a project that takes years and billions of dollars to complete. But once a new plant is finished, how do engineers know it will operate as designed?
April 17, 2017—When Dustin Leverman was growing up, he likely didn’t imagine that his interest in machines would someday turn into a career at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory. But since childhood, he has been curious about how things work.
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., April 12, 2017 – Five more nature walks are scheduled this spring on the Department of Energy ‘s Oak Ridge Reservation. They include a wildflower walk Saturday, April 15 and Sunday, April 23, a bird walk Saturday, April 29, frog calls and bat monitoring Friday, May 19 and a reptiles and amphibians inventory Sunday, June 4.
April 11, 2017—Viral Patel came to the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory with the aim of conducting research that would provide benefits to the average consumer, and his work has not disappointed.
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., April 6, 2017 – Virginia-based Lenvio Inc. has exclusively licensed a cyber security technology from the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory that can quickly detect malicious behavior in software not previously identified as a threat.
April 5, 2017—As a child, Suzanne Parete-Koon knew she wanted to understand how things work. That curiosity led to a career first as a computational astrophysicist and later as a user support specialist for one of the world’s most powerful supercomputers—the Cray XK7 Titan, located at the US Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
April 3, 2017 - In a first for deep learning, an Oak Ridge National Laboratory-led team is bringing together quantum, high-performance and neuromorphic computing architectures to address complex issues that, if resolved, could clear the way for more flexible, efficient technologies in intelligent computing.
April 3, 2017 - Scientists at Oak Ridge National Laboratory are using the precision of an electron beam to instantly adhere cathode coatings for lithium-ion batteries—a leap in efficiency that saves energy, reduces production and capital costs, and eliminates the use of toxic solvents.
April 3, 2017 - Oak Ridge National Laboratory scientists created an approach to get a better look at plant cell wall characteristics at high resolution as they create more efficient, less costly methods to deconstruct biomass.
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., March 30, 2017—A new way to grow narrow ribbons of graphene, a lightweight and strong structure of single-atom-thick carbon atoms linked into hexagons, may address a shortcoming that has prevented the material from achieving its full potential in electronic applications.
March 28, 2017—When an earthquake strikes, the release of energy creates seismic waves that often wreak havoc for life at the surface. Those same waves, however, present an opportunity for scientists to peer into the subsurface by measuring vibrations passing through the Earth.
March 27, 2017—Eric Pierce’s work studying the interaction between water and rocks has taken him from coast to coast, including a stop in Washington, DC, before settling in East Tennessee—all part of what he describes as a lifetime journey of learning.
March 20, 2017 – Nuclear reactors require around-the-clock attention. Before the sun has even begun to rise, nuclear reactor controller Maureen Searles is already well into her shift at Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s High Flux Isotope Reactor.
March 14, 2017—Researchers have long sought electrically conductive materials for economical energy-storage devices. Two-dimensional (2D) ceramics called MXenes are contenders. Unlike most 2D ceramics, MXenes have inherently good conductivity because they are molecular sheets made from the carbides and nitrides of transition metals like titanium.