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If you're wondering just how much your neighborhood Clark Griswold is paying to brighten the town with Christmas lights visible from outer space, the answer varies significantly from one part of the country to another.In Knoxville, for example, a display on the order of Griswold's in "National Lamp...

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Twenty-five thousand big rigs rumbling through Knoxville every day will help researchers from Oak Ridge National Laboratory get a better handle on real-world emissions and their effects on the environment.Two meteorological stations are operational and other equipment will be added as researchers f...
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The Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) project at Oak Ridge National Laboratory has awarded a $2.4 million construction contract for land improvements to the SNS linear accelerator (linac) complex. This work will complete all final erosion control and grading over the linac tunnel to areas adjacent to...
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Stan David, a UT-Battelle corporate fellow, has earned the Yoshiaki Arata Award for fundamental research in welding science and technology.David, leader of the Materials Joining and Nondestructive Testing Group in the Metals and Ceramics Division of Oak Ridge National Laboratory, was presented the ...
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Larry Satkowiak has been named deputy program director for nuclear nonproliferation programs at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory.He will be responsible for directing the laboratory's existing programs, managing program strategies and coordinating the relationship with nonpro...
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Thomas J. Wilbanks, a UT-Battelle corporate fellow, has been appointed to the Board of Earth Sciences and Resources of the National Research Council.Wilbanks is considered an authority on applying social science and technological knowledge and perspectives to sustainable development issues - partic...
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Lynn Boatner, a corporate fellow at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, has earned a prestigious award for his research on the fundamental properties and applications of rare earth phosphates and other rare earth materials.The Frank H. Spedding Award was presented to Boatner d...
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Oak Ridge National Laboratory and 3M Company are hoping for powerful results from a project aimed at making transmitting electricity more efficient and reliable.Researchers from 3M, working with ORNL, are developing a promising replacement conductor for conventional power lines that addresses the p...
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From soft drink cans to bones, virtually all materials are made up of heterogeneous - or dissimilar - microstructures, and researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory have developed a tool to better study those structures.The work of ORNL's Gene Ice and Ben Larson has attracted interest from NASA;...
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Oak Ridge National Laboratory and USEC Inc. have signed an agreement worth $121 million to develop and demonstrate a highly efficient uranium enrichment technology that could greatly reduce United States dependence on foreign energy sources.The cooperative research and development agreement with US...