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The new Energy bill signed by President Bush emphasizes the need for greater energy efficiency and promoting alternative fuel technology. Oak Ridge National Laboratory engineer Johnny Green says the bill will help Oak Ridge to enhance ethanol and diesel technologies. "Some of the research that...

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A Las Vegas business and Oak Ridge National Laboratory are improving the odds for people medically at risk from dehydration or congestive heart failure. The task for ORNL researchers Chuck Britton, Nance Ericson and Gary Alley was to improve and miniaturize Noninvasive Medical Technologies' ZOE, ...
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Three scientists at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory--including the laboratory's director--have been elected fellows of the American Physical Society (APS).The new APS fellows are ORNL Director Thom Mason, nuclear physicist Krzysztof Piotr Rykaczewski and materials scientist...
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One obstacle to increased use of E85 will fall when Underwriters Laboratories begins certifying fuel dispensers, and Oak Ridge National Laboratory researchers are contributing data that could fuel the process. While E85, an alcohol fuel mixture, can help meet the goal of displacing 20 percent of gas...
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Just a few months after the Spallation Neutron Source announced a new world's record for beam power, its sister neutron facility at DOE's Oak Ridge National Laboratory„the High Flux Isotope Reactor„can boast a record of its own. HFIR's new cold source is producing more cold neutrons than expected a...
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Artificial teeth and crowns made of ceramic material are doomed to fail ? usually within six to 10 years ? but that may change because of a technique that borrows from nature. A group led by Claus Daniel of Oak Ridge National Laboratory's Materials Science and Technology Division has discovered that...
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Oak Ridge National Laboratory has received $2.5 million from the Department of Energy as part of a new Technology Commercialization and Deployment Program to help bring energy efficient and renewable energy innovations to market. Technology transfer officials at the lab worked with DOE's Energy Eff...
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The High Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR) at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory has set a world record for concentration of cold neutrons that are used to study materials.Oak Ridge's Ron Crone says the high resolution intensity of the neutrons can study a material's ...
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A water repellent developed by researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory outperforms nature at its best and could open a floodgate of commercial possibilities. The super-water repellent (superhydrophobic) material, developed by John Simpson, is easy to fabricate an...

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watt solar system designed by JX Crystals far more efficient and less expensive than conventional solar panels. The four 175-watt panels concentrate the sun up to three times its normal strength, which reduces by two-thirds the amount of expe...