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University of Tennessee Knoxville 05.22.15University Research

Wirth Receives Top DOE Honor, Credits UT-ORNL PartnershipExternal link

The US Department of Energy has named Brian Wirth, a joint UT College of Engineering and Oak Ridge National Laboratory appointee, an Ernest Orlando Lawrence Award winner for 2014. Read More »

05.22.15FROM THE LABS

Land Management Practices to Become Important as Biofuels Use GrowsExternal link

The handling of agricultural crop residues appears to have a large impact on soil's ability to retain carbon, making land management practices increasingly important, especially under a scenario where cellulosic materials become more heavily used as a feedstock for ethanol production, according to a recently published study led by researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory. Read More »

05.22.15FROM THE LABS

A Little Drop Will Do It: Tiny Grains of Lithium Can Dramatically Improve the Performance of Fusion PlasmasExternal link

Scientists from General Atomics and the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) have discovered a phenomenon that helps them to improve fusion plasmas, a finding that may quicken the development of fusion energy. Read More »

Oklahoma University 05.21.15University Research

OU Professor Named Recipient of Prestigious Department of Energy Lawrence AwardExternal link

University of Oklahoma Professor Jizhong Zhou will receive the U.S Department of Energy’s highest scientific award from U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz in a ceremony in Washington, D.C., later this year. Read More »

05.21.15PRESS RELEASE

Energy Secretary Moniz Announces 2014 Ernest Orlando Lawrence Award Winners

U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz today announced nine exceptional U.S. scientists and engineers as recipients of the Ernest Orlando Lawrence Award for their contributions in research and development that supports the Energy Department’s science, energy and national security missions. Read More »

05.21.15FROM THE LABS

Defects Can “Hulk-Up” MaterialsExternal link

In a study at Berkeley Lab, exposure to alpha-particle radiation has been shown to transform certain thermoelectric materials into far more powerful versions of themselves. Read More »

Oregon State University 05.21.15University Research

Oregon State Spinoff Aims to Improve Residential Solar Panel AffordabilityExternal link

Solar power has been around for decades, but the high cost of solar panels has kept them out of reach for most homeowners. That could change thanks to technology developed at Oregon State University that’s being commercialized by Corvallis-based startup Beet Inc. Read More »

05.20.15FROM THE LABS

Clouds' Role in Sunlight StoppingExternal link

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory researchers used long-term observations to show that the sunlight stopping power of each type of typical tropical cloud and how frequently they occur must be accurately simulated in climate models. Read More »

Simulation of the expanding debris from a supernova explosion (shown in red) running over and shredding a nearby star (shown in blue). 05.20.15FROM THE LABS

Supernova Hunting with SupercomputersExternal link

Berkeley Lab researchers provide “roadmap” and tools for finding and studying Type Ia supernovae in their natural habitat. Read More »

05.20.15USER FACILITY

Shape-Shifting PlasticExternal link

A new plastic developed by ORNL and Washington State University can transform from its original shape through a series of temporary shapes and returns to its initial form. The shape-shifting process is controlled through changes in temperature. Read More »

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