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Former University of Tennessee football coach Phillip Fulmer (right) helps ORNL celebrate $858,000 of contributions to this year’s United Way campaign.
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Sept. 27, 2017 -- Former University of Tennessee football coach Phillip Fulmer praised UT-Battelle employees at Oak Ridge National Laboratory during a Leadership Givers Breakfast for contributing $858,000 to this year’s United Way campaign.
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., April 12, 2017 – Five more nature walks are scheduled this spring on the Department of Energy ‘s Oak Ridge Reservation. They include a wildflower walk Saturday, April 15 and Sunday, April 23, a bird walk Saturday, April 29, frog calls and bat monitoring Friday, May 19 and a reptiles and amphibians inventory Sunday, June 4.
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OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Nov. 30, 2016 — The recently discovered element 117 has been officially named "tennessine" in recognition of Tennessee’s contributions to its discovery, including the efforts of the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory and its Tennessee collaborators at Vanderbilt University and the University of Tennessee.
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Nov. 18, 2016 – UT-Battelle has announced a $150,000 gift toward construction of a new Peace Pavilion to house the International Friendship Bell located in Oak Ridge’s A.K. Bissell Park.
ORNL’s developed the Additive Manufacturing Integrated Energy (AMIE) demonstration that utilizes clean energy and renewables, representing a potential energy efficient home of the future. (ORNL photo)
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., April 19, 2016 – Earth Day 2016 is observed Friday, April 22 and the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory is hosting a number of programs and activities throughout the week to promote enhanced environmental quality through greater energy efficiency and clean energy, according to Oak Ridge sustainability coordinator Teresa
Knox County Commissioner and Oak Ridge National Laboratory Neutron Sciences Directorate employee Sam McKenzie talks to students from Knoxville’s Austin-East High School about career opportunities in science, technology, engineering and math during the
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., March 3, 2016 – About 30 Austin-East High School students from Knoxville participated in the National “My Brother’s Keeper Day” at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The goal of the White House initiative is designed to help boys and young men of color reach their full potential.
The Historic Graphite Reactor at Oak Ridge National Laboratory is one of the venues for the Manhattan Project National Park at Oak Ridge. Photo: Lynn Freeny
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Nov. 12, 2015 – Oak Ridge dedicated the new Manhattan Project National Historical Park with Oak Ridge Mayor Warren Gooch proclaiming a new era of telling future generations the story of the city’s contributions to ending World War II.
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OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Nov. 11, 2015 – Retired U.S. Army Lt. Gen. George Fisher told an Oak Ridge National Laboratory Veterans Day audience that Vietnam War veterans are finally gaining respect they deserve for their service in that war 50 years ago.
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Oct. 30, 2015 – The Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory hopes to add a second target station at its Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) in the next 10 years in order to enhance capabilities of in-depth studies of the molecular structure of materials.
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OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Oct. 23, 2015 -- Award-winning author Richard Rhodes, who wrote the book “The Making of the Atomic Bomb,” told an Oak Ridge audience that despite new forms of clean energy being developed, coal is still the world’s primary producer of energy, listing several reasons.
The Additive Manufacturing Integrated Energy Demonstration Project (AMIE) includes a specially built house and vehicle jointly powered by the same energy source.
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Sept. 23, 2015 – Industry Day participants at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory had the opportunity to tour the Additive Manufacturing Integrated Energy Demonstration Project (AMIE), which enables a specially built house and vehicle to be jointly powered by the same energy source.
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Sept. 18, 2015 – The Department of Industry’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory will host Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Industry Day Wednesday, Sept. 23 and Thursday, Sept. 24.
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Sept. 14, 2015 – Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have developed a computational technology called Eclipse Integrated Computational Environment (Eclipse ICE) that assists those conducting research on computers to focus on their studies of science without being bogged down with mechanics of the computers.
Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker inspects the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, hosted by Craig Blue, IACMI’s chief executive officer. (Jason Richards photo).
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Aug. 28, 2015 -- Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker visited the new Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Manufacturing Demonstration Facility, praising the advances in manufacturing technology taking place in East Tennessee.
Oak Ridge National Laboratory employees view the exhibits during the July 27 ORNL United Way Agency Fair.
The Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory kicked off its 2015 United Way campaign with an agency fair displaying services United Way organizations provide to East Tennesseans. Jeff Smith, ORNL’s deputy director for operations, said ORNL is one of the largest contributors to United Way in the area.
La Grange Park, IL, – The American Nuclear Society (ANS) honored the Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s High Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR) with the ANS Nuclear Historic Landmark Award on April 13.
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., March 17, 2015 – Nobel Prize winner and National Medal of Science recipient Warren Washington told a black history program audience at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory that progress has been made in the past 40 years to encourage underrepresented minorities to enter into science, technology, engineering and math.
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Feb. 3, 2015 – Girl Scouts of the USA Chief Executive Officer Anna Maria Chavez visited the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory to learn about its efforts on behalf of science, technology, engineering and math education (STEM) programs and how they can be incorporated into the Girl Scouts national program.
With leaves taking on more golden hues, trees skirting the drive to the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory in northeastern Tennessee are beginning to show the first signs of fall. A few even look like they’ve closed shop for winter early, already having shed all their leaves.
Keeping food fresh is no easy feat. Trials of transporting ice over long distances and the hazards of systems that rely on toxic gases riddle the pages of refrigeration history. And although cooling science has come a long way in the past two centuries, modern refrigeration has an environmental cost that poses new challenges.  
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., July 8, 2014 — New University of Tennessee men’s basketball coach Donnie Tyndall kicked off Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s United Way campaign, telling Lab employees that United Way enables people to get back on their feet and become self-sufficient.
The Department of Energy’s SuperTruck, recently hailed by President Obama as the energy efficient truck of the future, uses technology from DOE’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory that leads to improved fuel economy. David Koberlein of Cummins Engines said the truck has the potential to reduce fuel consumption and decrease greenhouse gases.
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.
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.