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Led by two legacy gifts and a record United Way campaign, UT-Battelle and ORNL staff contributed more than $2 million to a variety of local projects and initiatives in 2009.
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Construction crews have installed the final girder at the new Chemical and Material Sciences building being constructed at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Oak Ridge Construction Project Manager Gary Bloom says there is still a long haul ahead. "We've been under construction since June and we'll be goi...

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Led by a number of scientific breakthroughs and operational milestones at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, UT-Battelle has again earned high performance ratings from the Department of Energy. The annual DOE "report card" graded UT-Battelle's management performance with "A-" scores in all eight ev...

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Coated particle fuel fabricated at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, in cooperation with Idaho National Laboratory, General Atomics, and the Babcock & Wilcox Company, has set a world record for advanced high temperature gas-cooled reactor fuel. In recent tests at INL's Advanced Test Reactor, the ORNL f...
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Electronic devices of the future may benefit from a fundamental discovery that allows researchers to customize the electronic properties of complex materials such as single-crystal thin-film structures. In a letter published in Nature Physics, lead author Thomas "Zac" Ward of Oak Ridge National Labo...
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Titanium dioxide, the same inexpensive white pigment that protects us from sunburns, can be converted into a material that absorbs sunlight and could greatly increase the efficiency of solar energy cells. Until now, however, researchers had not been able to overcome the inherent wide band gap associ...
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A new, stimulus-funded research center at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory could help strengthen the very 'fiber' of America's automotive and energy industries.
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Oak Ridge National Laboratory is charting big numbers again, but this time it's not megawatts or petaflops. The Department of Energy laboratory for the second time has topped the $1 million mark in its 2009 United Way campaign.
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Eighteen top national undergraduate science students, including one grand prize winner, have been named at the U.S. Department of Energy's second annual Science and Energy Research Challenge (SERCh,) held recently at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
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Oak Ridge National Laboratory has announced plans to conduct a series of deep energy retrofit research projects with the potential to improve the energy efficiency in selected homes by as much as 30 to 50 percent.