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Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, working collaboratively with scientists funded by The American Chestnut Foundation, have helped confirm that addition of a wheat gene increases the blight resistance of American chestnut trees.
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Paul Langan, a senior scientist and distinguished research staff member at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, has been named ORNL's Associate Laboratory Director (ALD) for Neutron Sciences.
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Ethers—simple organic molecules in which an oxygen atom bridges two carbon atoms—are the chemical building blocks of commonplace products including many solvents, propellants, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals. Link them together in large molecular rings and they become scientific royalty—crown ether molecules, whose development led in large part to the 1987 Nobel Prize in chemistry.
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Scientists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have used advanced microscopy to carve out nanoscale designs on the surface of a new class of ionic polymer materials for the first time. The study provides new evidence that atomic force microscopy, or AFM, could be used to precisely fabricate materials needed for increasingly smaller devices.
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Michael Brady, a researcher at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, has been selected as one of four recipients to receive The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society (TMS) 2015 Brimacombe Medalist Award.
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The National Academy of Inventors has elected Amit Goyal, a researcher at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, fellow.
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The American Meteorological Society (AMS) has elected James Hack, director of the National Center for Computational Sciences at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, a 2015 fellow.
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Heat exchanger components fabricated with 3-D printing and analyzed with neutron imaging create a world of opportunities for electronic devices, refrigerators and potentially high-performance engines. These tiny devices, used to cool electronics, could potentially be scaled up to work in heating a...

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A clever signal noise reduction strategy developed by a team that includes Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Ben Lawrie could dramatically improve brain imaging. By using quantum correlated beams of light, researchers reduced noise by 42 percent while doubling the signal in an optical magnetometer. ...

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By analyzing a computer model output with four times the resolution of previous models, a team of researchers has perhaps explained what has been considered a serious inconsistency in the 2007 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report. The findings, reported by a team that includes scientis...