SNS completion highlights year of ORNL achievements
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Dec. 28, 2006 — Creation of the first neutrons at the Spallation Neutron Source was one of many high points in a year filled with milestone achievements at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
ORNL project aims to lessen impact of natural disasters
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Dec. 28, 2006 — Determining with some precision when and where disasters are likely to strike is the focus of an Oak Ridge National Laboratory effort that ultimately could save lives.
Polymer material may ease hydrogen flow for future service stations
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Dec. 27, 2006 — 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.
SeizAlert warns of epileptic seizures
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Dec. 22, 2006 — A prototype device to forewarn epileptic seizures is being developed at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
New cleanup project builds upon success gained in field
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Dec. 14, 2006 — A new five-year project headed by Oak Ridge National Laboratory is expected to lead to a more in-depth understanding of natural and other approaches to clean up contaminated sites around the nation.
Small organisms help create stronger magnets
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Dec. 14, 2006 — Small organisms collected 10,000 feet below the Earth's surface can produce magnets up to 50 percent more powerful than normal.
ORNL aids diesel parts manufacturers
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Dec. 7, 2006 — 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.
ORNL-Mentored Oak Ridge High School team wins Siemens Competition
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Dec. 6, 2006 — 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.
ORNL's Thundat elected fellow of AAAS
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Dec. 6, 2006 — Oak Ridge National Laboratory researcher Thomas Thundat has been elected a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
Stronger steel alloys developed at ORNL
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Dec. 4, 2006 — Development of stronger stainless steel alloys that can be used in equipment for high temperature materials processing has been an ongoing effort at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory.