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Armed with an automated weigh-in-motion system being developed at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), U.S. military forces could increase mobility and decrease mistakes when loading vehicles on transport planes and ships.ORNL plans to develop and demonstrate technology ...
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Tiny defects in the surface of common material - from silicon to steel - determine the properties of material and how it can be used. Unfortunately, many of these pores, called vacancies, are so small they cannot be accurately measured. In the past, measurement of vacancies has seriously limited ...
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Solar energy could get a megaboost, effectively gaining a threefold improvement over conventional technology, with a system being developed at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL).The "full-spectrum solar energy system" harnesses the clean and abundant energy found in sun...
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Dr. Rusi Teleyarkhan, group leader and program manager in the Engineering and Technology Division of the Department of Energy's (DOE) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), has been elected a fellow by the board of directors of the American Nuclear Society.Teleyarkan has been project manager since 1...
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Dr. Robert Lauf, group leader in the Metals and Ceramics Division of the Department of Energy's (DOE) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), has been named 1999's Tennessee Industrial Scientist of the Year.Lauf was recognized for having an outstanding record of scientific achievement throughout his ...
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Bill Schwenterly, research staffer in the Fusion Energy Division of the Department of Energy's (DOE) Oak Ridge National Laboratory, has been appointed associate editor for the journal Transactions on Applied Superconductivity.The journal is published by the Institute of Electrical and Electronic En...
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Dr. William A. Wulf, president of the National Academy of Engineering, will deliver the next Oak Ridge National Laboratory Distinguished Lecture at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 9 in ORNL's Wigner Auditorium.Wulf's topic will be "Are We Inventing the Future or Fumbling It?" Wulf notes it is easier to inven...
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Dr. Lynn A. Boatner, Lockheed Martin Energy Research Corporation (LMER) corporate fellow and section head in the Solid State Division of the Department of Energy's (DOE) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), has been named a fellow of the American Ceramic Society. The honor was conferred upon Boatn...
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Groundbreaking for the new $2.6 million Environmental and Life Sciences Laboratory took place today at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL).Located in the West end of ORNL in the new Marilyn Lloyd Environmental and Life Sciences Complex, the facility will suppo...
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A special demonstration truck featuring "state-of-the practice" technologies will be available for public tours Tuesday through Thursday (Sept. 21-23) at the American Museum of Science and Energy (AMSE) in Oak Ridge. The tours will be cohosted by the Department of Energy's (DOE) Oak Ridge National ...