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Stan David, an Oak Ridge National Laboratory corporate fellow, has earned a 2001 Fellow Award from the Minerals, Metals and Materials Society (TMS).David, leader of the Materials Joining and Nondestructive Testing Group at the Department of Energy's (DOE) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), direc...
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Three Federal Laboratory Consortium Awards for technology transfer in the Southeast have been presented to the Department of Energy's (DOE) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) for the transfer of laboratory-developed technologies to the private sector.Receiving the awards in Houston were Ashok Cho...
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The Department of Energy's (DOE) UT-Battelle presented its annual Awards Night honors to outstanding employees tonight during a gala Awards Night celebration at Knoxville's Hyatt Regency.Elias Greenbaum of the Chemical Technology Division was named Scientist of the Year for "sustained and pioneerin...
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A total of $3 million to encourage distributed generation for industrial power production has been awarded to eight bidders by the Department of Energy's (DOE) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)."The goal of this effort is to encourage industry toward the concept of distributed generation," said ...
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The Department of Energy (DOE) has received a plan designed to provide long-term financial security for DOE's American Museum of Science and Energy (AMSE). Submitted by UT-Battelle at DOE's request, the plan also calls for expanding the museum's role in preserving the history of Oak Ridge.Opened in...
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Nano-transistors 10 times smaller than conventional ones and being developed at ORNL could change the complexion of the electronics industry. Transistors, which can be used as amplifiers, detectors or switches, are integral parts of computers, telephones and virtually all electronic components. Trad...
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Manure from the hundreds of millions of farm animals is a big problem, but it's one that, with some work, could become a strong renewable energy resource. As farm animal production has become more concentrated, handling the manure and run-off have become a serious problem. But animal manure, a valu...
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In a project called Metaalicus, researchers at ORNL hope to learn once and for all what happens to fish mercury concentrations when there is a change in the levels of mercury released into the environment. Despite massive amounts of scientific information published on mercury contamination, there re...
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Methane hydrate isn't a familiar term to most people, but it's gaining popularity in the energy sector. Researchers believe there may be enough of this resource, which is methane locked in ice-like crystals, to supply energy for perhaps hundreds of years. Methane hydrates, which form at low temperat...
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Sales of radioisotopes to treat cancer increased significantly this year at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), although overall revenue from radioisotopes declined.Demand for actinium-225, the precursor for bismuth-213, rose 34 percent in fiscal year 2000, from 243 mil...