Upgrading dams suggested as strong renewable energy option
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Dec. 22, 2010 — Upgrading existing dams with new equipment could enable the South to reduce the amount of electricity produced in the region by fossil fuels, according to Marilyn Brown, a member of the Tennessee Valley Authority Board of Directors and a public policy professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology.
Four ORNL scientists named American Physical Society Fellows
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Dec. 17, 2010 — Four researchers from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory have been elected to fellowship in the American Physical Society.
2010 Commitment Award recognizes ORNL's F&O directorate
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Dec. 16, 2010 — A comprehensive effort undertaken by the Facilities and Operations Directorate of Oak Ridge National Laboratory to improve efficiency, security and safety has helped earn an award from the Tennessee Center for Performance Excellence.
Supercomputing research opens doors for drug discovery
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Dec. 9, 2010 — A quicker and cheaper technique to scan molecular databases developed at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory could put scientists on the fast track to developing new drug treatments.
ORNL's AquaSentinel licensed to East Tennessee startup company
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Dec. 7, 2010 — A Tennessee startup, SecureWaters Inc., has licensed a water supply monitoring technology developed at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
Bredesen Dedicates Joint Research Facility at Oak Ridge National Laboratory
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Dec. 3, 2010 — Governor Phil Bredesen today joined officials from the University of Tennessee and the Department of Energy in dedicating a new state-funded research facility at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
ORNL's Leal and Snead named American Nuclear Society Fellows
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Nov. 29, 2010 — Luiz Leal and Lance Snead from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory have been elected to the American Nuclear Society's Class of 2010 Fellows.
Jaguar helps develop new nuclear power capabilities
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Nov. 29, 2010 — While the Jaguar supercomputer at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory recently ceded its rank as the world's most powerful supercomputer - dropping to No. 2 - it is still performing world-class science.
Clinton High students learn of area career opportunities
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Nov. 24, 2010 — Sixteen Clinton High School students learned about career opportunities in science and technology during a recent visit to the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL).
ORNL scientists crack materials mystery in vanadium dioxide
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Nov. 23, 2010 — A systematic study of phase changes in vanadium dioxide has solved a mystery that has puzzled scientists for decades, according to researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory.