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Fiber-reinforced polymer material to construct pipelines that will transport hydrogen to service stations of the future is being developed at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Oak Ridge's Tim Armstrong says a one-mile stretch of polymer piping could cost half the amount of...
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A prototype device to forewarn epileptic seizures is being developed at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory.Oak Ridge researcher Lee Hively says the SeizAlert system studies brain waves."SeizAlert uses advanced statistical analysis from four scalp electrodes," Hively says....
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Researchers at ORNL have developed a hybrid process where they use a laser in combination with friction-stir welding (FSW) „ a technique that has been in development for about 10 years for joining small metal alloys parts „ to extend its application to more materials. FSW uses a rotating tool to joi...
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Soon, men and mice won't be the only beneficiaries of CT technology's diagnostic wonders. Oak Ridge National Laboratory researchers are developing ways to use a computer tomography machine originally designed for small laboratory animals to analyze wood, with potential applications in the pulp, pape...
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Oak Ridge National Laboratory's SensorNet augmented by a system being developed by Enterra Solutions could become a first line of defense against terrorist attacks or natural disasters. ORNL and Enterra are teaming up to support SensorNet, a collection of systems to detect, identify and assess chemi...
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A patented technique originally developed to measure temperatures inside turbine engines and fuel cells could play a key role in making electromagnetic weapons, or railguns, a reality. While several challenges remain, Oak Ridge National Laboratory researchers' ability to accurately measure the tempe...
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Small organisms collected 10,000 feet below the Earth's surface can produce magnets up to 50 percent more powerful than normal.Environmental scientist Tommy Phelps of the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory has been leading the research effort on this nanofermentation technology ov...
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Researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory's High Temperature Materials Laboratory are helping diesel engine and parts manufacturers develop technologies to meet tough new emissions regulations that go into effect in 2007. Laboratory researchers are he...
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Oak Ridge National Laboratory researcher Thomas Thundat has been elected a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).Thundat, a member of the Biosciences Division at the Department of Energy laboratory and a UT-Battelle corporate fellow, is noted for research involvin...
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A team of Oak Ridge High School students has won first place and $100,000 in the national Siemens Competition in Math, Science and Technology for their research thesis titled "Linking Supercomputing and Systems Biology for Efficient Bioethanol Production." The students -- Scott Horton, Scott Molo...