Keys to competitiveness
April 11, 2014 — Like any veteran from an intensely competitive field, former Intel CEO Craig Barrett stays, in his vernacular, paranoid about the competition, In fact, his mentor and Intel predecessor, Andy Grove, said "only the paranoid survive" in the open marketplace.
Oak Ridge National Laboratory Researchers Contribute to Prestigious Climate Report
April 10, 2014 — Thomas Wilbanks and Benjamin Preston, both of the Climate Change Science Institute (CCSI) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), are among the 309 coordinating lead authors of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC’s) Working Group II (WG II) report.
ORNL supports local teams in FIRST Robotics Competition
April 03, 2014 — Robotics fever continues to spread in East Tennessee, thanks in part to Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s ongoing support for the FIRST Robotics Competition. Many ORNL staff members donate their time and expertise to mentoring local teams throughout the grueling six-week build season, during which students design and build a robot to meet the challenges of the year’s game.
ORNL hosts World Nuclear University Summer Institute Assembly alumni
April 02, 2014 — The Department of Energy and Oak Ridge National Laboratory are hosting the World Nuclear University (WNU) Summer Institute Alumni Assembly this week at the ORNL Conference Center and around the laboratory.
Rethinking soil science
March 28, 2014 — Carbon dioxide in the atmosphere may get the lion’s share of attention in climate change discussions, but the biggest repository of carbon is actually underfoot: soils store an estimated 2.5 trillion tons of carbon in the form of organic matter.
Titan Project Explores the Smallest Building Blocks of Matter
March 25, 2014 — Our world is made up of particles so tiny they may actually be points in space.
Holdren describes S&T's 'rightful place' in administration
March 14, 2014 — Presidential science advisor John Holdren described a host of initiatives and programs that support the Obama Administration's science and technology policy in the latest in the Wigner Distinguished Lecture Series at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory on Thursday, March 13.
3D printing yields advantages for US ITER engineers
March 11, 2014 — ITER, the international fusion research facility now under construction in St. Paul-lez-Durance, France, has been called a puzzle of a million pieces. US ITER staff at Oak Ridge National Laboratory are using an affordable tool—desktop three-dimensional printing, also known as additive printing—to help them design and configure components more efficiently and affordably.
March 05, 2014 — Photovoltaic spray paint could coat the windows and walls of the future if scientists are successful in developing low-cost, flexible solar cells based on organic polymers.
'That's what we do.'
February 26, 2014 — University of Tennessee (UT)-Oak Ridge National Laboratory Governor's Chair for Advanced Manufacturing Suresh Babu will lead the University of Tennessee's effort as part of a Detroit-based Lightweight and Modern Metals Manufacturing Innovation institute announced by President Obama on Feb. 25.