Google official suggests science, engineering advances vital for development
Google’s vice president of energy told an Oak Ridge National Laboratory Distinguished Lecture audience that advances in science and engineering play a significant role in meeting future energy challenges in the less developed world.
ORNL working to strengthen seals for nuclear containers
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Dec. 19, 2013 – The Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory has developed a technology leading to more secure seals on containers filled with nuclear material.
63 teams entered in Dec. 7 FIRST LEGO event
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Dec. 5, 2013 -- Sixty-three teams composed of children ages nine to 14 from East and Middle Tennessee will demonstrate their problem-solving skills, creative thinking and teamwork using LEGO Mindstorm robots Saturday, Dec. 7 during the FIRST LEGO League East Tennessee Championship at Tennessee Tech University in Cookeville.
Climate Change Science Institute director wants to increase information
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Nov. 21, 2013 – Jack Fellows, the new director of the Climate Change Science Institute at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, wants his organization to provide comprehensive information to policy makers and the general public to improve understanding of global climate change.
ORNL seeks to enhance tiny engine performance for military
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Nov. 18, 2013 -- Oak Ridge National Laboratory engineers are trying to improve efficiency and performance in tiny engines in remote-controlled airplanes that have applications for aerial military surveillance.
Knoxville Regional LEGO tournament Nov. 16 at Hardin Valley
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Nov. 14, 2013 -- About 100 students representing 18 Knoxville area teams will compete in a regional LEGO tournament Saturday, Nov. 16 at Hardin Valley Academy, working with miniature robots that perform required tasks on a table.
‘Black Hawk Down’ commander still honors fallen soldiers
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Nov. 11, 2013 – Danny McKnight’s U.S, Army Rangers’ unit was the focus of the movie “Black Hawk Down” – the story of a battle that occurred in Somalia 20 years ago.
ORNL retiree recalls 1944 hospital bombing in Belgium
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Nov. 11, 2013 -- Ernest Shepherd attended Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Veterans Day ceremony wearing a uniform similar to what he wore in 1944 when the hospital he was working in as a medic in Belgium was hit with a German bomb.
Nobel Laureate speaks of 30 years research leading to award
Oak Ridge, Tenn., Nov. 4, 2013 – Albert Fert, the 2007 Nobel Prize Laureate, spoke to an Oak Ridge National Laboratory audience about his research that led to a phenomenon that enhanced sound quality in iPods and revolutionized the electronics industry.
ORNL using supercomputers to improve solar panels
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Oct. 21, 2013 -- Oak Ridge National Laboratory's Center for Computational Sciences is using supercomputers to design better and less expensive solar panels that can capture the sun’s rays more efficiently and maximize power production.