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Scientists studying vehicle safety, fuel efficiency, traffic management and other transportation issues will now have improved access to state-of-the-art laboratories at the National Transportation Research Center. The NTRC, located along Hardin Valley Road near Pellissippi Parkway in W...
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Herb Mook is the recipient of the 2001 Director's Award for Outstanding Accomplishment in Science and Technology at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.Mook received the laboratory's most prestigious scientific award at UT-Battelle's annual Awards Night ceremony.Mook was nominated for his cutting-edge re...
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Thomas Mason, associate laboratory director of the Spallation Neutron Source at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, has been elected a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Mason was cited for "distinguished contributions to condensed matter physics using neutron...
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Construction began today for a state-of-the-art genomics facility at Oak Ridge National Laboratory that will help researchers better understand gene function and disease by studying the more than 60,000 mice that will be housed there.Scientists at the $13.9 million Laboratory for Comparative and Fu...
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Ward Plummer, distinguished scientist in Oak Ridge National Laboratory's Solid State Division and distinguished professor of physics at the University of Tennessee, has earned the prestigious 2001 Medard W. Welch Award from the American Vacuum Society.The award is the highest honor presented by the...
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Instruments and methods to detect lead in house dust will get a tryout at a field verification event conducted by Oak Ridge National Laboratory Nov. 5-9 in Hartford, Conn. Representatives from six companies will be participating in the test, which will help them assess how well their field-portab...
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Contract pricing agreements have been awarded for site-wide electrical commodities at the Spallation Neutron Source project at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.Three local firms received contract awards for electrical commodities in support of general construction contractors and SNS equipment install...
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Thomas Zacharia has been selected to head Oak Ridge National Laboratory's new Computing and Computational Sciences directorate.The directorate will house the Computer Science and Mathematics, Networking and Computing Technology, and Computational Sciences and Engineering divisions, as well as the C...
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Supercomputers provide researchers with powerful tools, but operating them can also be a super hassle, says an Oak Ridge National Laboratory researcher who heads a team working to fix the problem.Through an $11 million five-year project, ORNL and a team from universities and other Department of Ene...
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A $2.2 million contract has been awarded to design and build two multicell cooling towers for the Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.The contract was awarded to CMC Construction Company, Inc., of Oak Ridge. Construction Management for the project is performed by Knight...