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This section of a serpentine channel reactor shows the parallel reactor and feeder channels separated by a nanoporous membrane. At left is a single nanopore viewed from the side; at right is a diagram of metabolite exchange across the membrane.
Lives of soldiers and others injured in remote locations could be saved with a cell-free protein synthesis system developed at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The device, a creation of a team led by Andrea Timm and Scott Retterer of the ...
By producing 50 grams of plutonium-238, Oak Ridge National Laboratory researchers have demonstrated the nation’s ability to provide a valuable energy source for deep space missions.

With the production of 50 grams of plutonium-238, researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have restored a U.S. capability dormant for nearly 30 years and set the course to provide power for NASA and other missions. Plutonium-238 pr...

In situ neutron diffraction visualizes the synthesis mechanism, involving multi-phase evolutions, of garnet-type fast lithium-ion solid conductors. The neutron diffraction determines the lithium vacancy distribution in the garnet lattice, and reveals the
Although they don’t currently have as much conductivity, solid-state electrolytes designed for lithium-ion batteries (LIBs) are emerging as a safer alternative to their more prevalent—sometimes flammable—liquid-electrolyte counterparts. However, a new study conducted at Oak Ridg...
The Roane State Community College associates are (from left) Jeff Manning, Chris Zerr, Bruce Lester, Joe Pyle, Darrell Roddy and Rusty Dryman.
Bruce Lester has had a lot of jobs: fisherman, horse trainer, “professional stair builder.” He last worked for a real estate company, surveying land using geographic software. “When the bottom fell out of the construction industry and the company downsized, I got laid off,” he sa...
Sheng Dai of the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

Sheng Dai of the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory has been named to a list of the most highly cited researchers in the world. Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researchers is an annual list that recognizes some of the world’s leading 

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An ultra-high-resolution technique used for the first time to study polymer fibers that trap uranium in seawater may cause researchers to rethink the best methods to harvest this potential fuel for nuclear reactors. The work of a team led by Carter Abney, a W...
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The International Council for Science's World Data System (WDS) has selected geospatial information scientist Yaxing Wei of the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory to receive the WDS Data Stewardship Award for 2015. Wei, a researcher in ORNL’s Di...
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Michael Lance, a scientist at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, has been named Biodiesel Researcher of the Year by the National Biodiesel Board. The industry award recognizes Lance's research at ORNL, Cummins, Inc., and the National Renewa...
ORNL researchers (from left) Seung-Hwan Lim, Larry Roberts, Sreenivas Rangan Sukumar and Matt Lee developed a new smart data tool for medical research called ORiGAMI that has the potential to accelerate medical research and discovery.
As medical research has become more specialized, the scientific community’s understanding of the human body has increased, resulting in enhanced treatments, new drugs, and better health outcomes. A side effect of this information explosion, however, is the fragmentation of know...
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A state-of-the-art web application developed by Oak Ridge National Laboratory has received a national award for technology innovation. The Research Enterprise Solution program, or RESolution, was the overall winner of the 2015 Excellence.Gov Awards, given by the American Council for Technology-Industry Advisory Council (ACT-IAC) to honor the best government information technology programs.