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Nevada company, ORNL develop potential lifesaver

OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Dec. 20, 2007 -- A Las Vegas business and Oak Ridge National Laboratory are improving the odds for people medically at risk from dehydration or congestive heart failure. The task for ORNL researchers Chuck Britton, Nance Ericson and Gary Alley was to improve and miniaturize No...

ORNL finding could help electronics industry enter new phase

...sic conducting properties of ferroelectric materials, which for decades have held tremendous promise but have eluded experimental proof. Now, however, ornl Wigner Fellow Peter Maksymovych and co-authors Stephen Jesse, Art Baddorf and Sergei Kalinin at the Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences believe th...

ORNL, UT project could save vision of millions

...e transmit that information to our database, where it is compared to thousands of images of known retinal disease states," said Ken Tobin, who led the ornl team that developed the technology. "From there, the computer system is able to determine whether the patient passes the screening or it provides a fo...

Story tips from the DOE's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Dec. 2008

...ned with computational power and tools provided by ornl researchers will result in unprecedented levels of... total energy now consumed by U.S. households. The ornl report on "Combined Heat and Power: Effective Ener...rtment of Energy's National Isotope Data Center at ornl in fiscal year 2008. That amount represents a $1 m...

Peacetime use of radioisotopes at Oak Ridge cited as Chemical Landmark

...benefits to society. These important activities at ornl are among those that ultimately led President Eise...lear energy a powerful tool for peaceful purposes, ornl is clearly worthy of a National Historic Chemical ...niversity of Tennessee and Battelle jointly manage ornl for the U.S. Department of Energy. The America...

Argonne's Blue Gene/P to host large cadre of INCITE researchers

... million hours at Argonne and 7.5 million hours at ornl to calculate structural and reaction properties of... million hours at Argonne and 7.1 million hours at ornl to generate gauge configurations with up, down and...ley National Laboratory, and 15.7 million hours at ornl to work with a large community of scientists to de...

Chemical Diversity Initiates International Prostrate Cancer Discovery Partnership

...tion, and other programs. About Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL/ DOE) ornl is a multi-program science and technology laboratory managed for the U.S. Department of Energy by UT-Battelle, LLC. Scientists and engineers at ornl conduct basic and applied research and development to create scientific kno...
ORNL in Biological News

New ORNL process brings nanoparticles into focus

OAK RIDGE, Tenn., June 23, 2008 Scientists can study the biological impacts of engineered nanomaterials on cells within the body with greater resolution than ever because of a procedure developed by researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The method, detailed i...

2009 DOE INCITE projects allocated at ORNL

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. Dec. 18, 2008 -- In 2009, Oak Ridge National Laboratory will make nearly 470 million processor hours available on Jaguar, its Cray XT supercomputer, under the Department of Energy's Innovative and Novel Computational Impact on Theory and Experiment, or INCITE, program. Thirty ...

Spallation Neutron Source sees first target replacement

...am as its projected lifetime limit. In the meantime, neutron scientists have been reveling in the beam intensities the SNS is already providing," said ornl Director Thom Mason, who directed the SNS before becoming laboratory director. The mercury target is the first of its kind. A proton beam generated...

Spring cold snap helps with stream ecosystem research

...ream that drives the ecosystem during the spring months could be shortened with climate change if leaf-out continues to occur earlier each year," said ornl researcher Patrick Mulholland, author of the paper. "The stream no longer gets that period of peak productivity in spring because the leaves are shadi...

Story tips from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, June 2009

...ed at the end of each tip. For more information on ornl and its research and development activities, pleas... number of papers and average citations per paper. ornl ranks third world-wide in the total number of cita..., Ky., plant in 2011, creating about 400 jobs. The ornl technology behind the water heater was funded by D...

Vanderbilt engineers play key role in new DOE energy frontier research center

...derbilt, is a member of the FIRST leadership team. David J. Wesolowski from ornl will direct the new center. Cummings will serve as a co-principal investigator along with David R. Cole, Sheng Dai and Steven Overbury from ornl and will be overseeing the center's theory, modeling and simulation efforts...

Researchers discover primer to plant defense system

...path to developing disease-resistant plants. In a paper published in Science , a team that includes Tim Tschaplinski of the Department of Energy's ornl reports that azelaic acid has a role in priming the immunity response in Arabidopsis, a small flowering plant related to cabbage and mustard. This pla...

ORNL, St. Jude track neurons to predict and prevent disease

...ey have so much data, they can't study it in great detail." Gleason said ornl is working with Michael Dyer of St. Jude's Department of Developmental Neur...esearch team, being composed of image and computational analysis experts at ornl and experienced neuroscientists at St Jude, is in a great position to solve...

ORNL, Southern Cal set sights on preventing blindness

... million people each year. Elias Greenbaum of the Department of Energy's ornl noted that this research builds upon the highly successful artificial retin...fficially kicked off in 2004. For this project, Greenbaum and colleagues at ornl are joined by Mark Humayun of the Doheny Eye Institute and Keck School of M...

New method for detecting explosives

...Thomas Thundat, a researcher at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and the University of Tennessee who conducted the research with his colleagues at ornl and the Technical University of Denmark. In their paper, the scientists show that their technology is capable of trace detection of explosives. Th...
ORNL in Biological Technology

Noninvasive Medical Technologies Helps Make Young Tennessee Woman's Wishes Come True

... for people medically at risk from dehydration or congestive heart failure, ornl and NMT were actively engaged in improving and miniaturizing NMT's propriet...onitors a person's fluid status using bioimpedence. Curious, Jody contacted ornl to inquire whether or not this technology could potentially help Kristin mo...

Spallation Neutron Source sends first neutrons to 'Big Bang' beam line

...ding up to its eventual suite of 25 instruments for neutron analysis," said ornl Director Thom Mason, who led the SNS construction project to its completion...essee Professor Geoffrey Greene, who holds a Joint Faculty Appointment with ornl and who leads the FNPB project. "Among the questions that will be addressed...

GE Energy to market SNS-developed detector electronics system

...even as the SNS ramps up to its full power of 1.4 megawatts, technologies from its development are already finding their way to the marketplace," said ornl Director Thom Mason. "Combining GE's expertise in designing detectors for neutron scattering instruments with the high-speed electronics and softwa...

Story tips from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, March 2008

...ed at the end of each tip. For more information on ornl and its research and development activities, pleas...o accelerate the use of wireless sensors, and that ornl has a long tradition of supporting the standards d...ourse. Using the latest tools of genetic analysis, ornl researchers have developed a way to determine why ...

Oak Ridge leads DOE INCITE effort in 2008

... the National Center for Computational Sciences at ornl for research on climate change, fusion energy, nan...ment of processing hours nearly doubles that which ornl provided in 2007, when the largest allocation was ...ves and our understanding of the world we live in, ornl Director Thom Mason said. ORNLs 2008 INCITE all...

ORNL super water repellent could cause big wave in market

...oped is a glass powder coating material with remarkable properties that cause water-based solutions to bounce off virtually any coated surface. The ornl nano-structured material maintains a microscopic layer of air on surfaces even when submerged in water, resulting in a profound change in the basic wa...

ORNL 'resilience' plan to help Tennessee, Mississippi and South Carolina communities beat disaster

...n resilience planning, the city has lessons to share. CARRI also may provide clues to potential community response to climate change. Tom Wilbanks, ornl Corporate Fellow and research director for CARRI, said global warming could potentially affect world weather and precipitation patterns. Government le...
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