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Battery-powered toys, radios, and portable electronic devices make fun Christmas gifts - until the batteries run down.
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Government agencies and private companies are turning to Oak Ridge National Laboratory for modeling, simulation and fine-tuning of their wireless sensor networks. The Extreme Measurement Communications Center (EMC2), headed by Wayne Manges of the Engineering Science and Technology Division, is focus...
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Ships powered with low-sulfur diesel fuels may have cleaner emissions and actually perform better than when powered with other diesel fuels, according to findings by Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the Navy. The goal of the joint study, which looked at two-stroke marine engines operating on five t...
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UltraScience Net transferred 164 terabytes of data „ the equivalent of 10 to 20 times the Library of Congress „ in 24 hours and helped the team led by Caltech take top honors in the bandwidth challenge at Supercomputing 2005 in Seattle. DOE's UltraScience Net was extended to the show floor at SC 05 ...
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Stephen Pennycook, a UT-Battelle corporate fellow and group leader in the Condensed Matter Sciences Division of the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, was honored tonight as the recipient of the UT-Battelle 2005 Director's Award for Outstanding Individual Accomplishment in Science and Technology during the laboratory's Awards Night ceremony at the Knoxville Convention Center.
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About 500 Tennessee middle school students will be competing in the state's sixth annual FIRST Lego League competition Saturday in Cookeville, where students use their designed and programmed autonomous robots to perform required tasks on a table.Tournament co-director Brad Weil of the Departm...
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Improved tools and increasingly sophisticated approaches are helping researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory gain a better understanding of how organisms respond to and interact with their environment.Through the Detection and Simulation of Ecosystem Response Initiative, scientists are taking ...
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A $50,000 grant from UT-Battelle to Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee has helped restock food supplies to the agency after it donated much of its previous supply to victims of Hurricane Katrina.The UT-Battelle grant enabled Second Harvest to restock its supply with enough food for 158,000 ...
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Steel-faced structural insulated panels being developed with partners at Oak Ridge National Laboratory offer superior energy efficiency, durability and resistance to fire, wind and termites. While existing structural insulated panels, called SIPs, consist of a core of foam insulation sheathed in ori...
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Climate change can have a significant impact on the amount of carbon stored in cropland soils around the nation, according to researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Results published recently in Geophysical Research Letters show that about 5 ...