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19-Aug-2005
Finding the next small thing
ORNL "nanoscopes" are among the tools that may help researchers construct materials as elastic and durable as a butterfly's wing.

Contact: Carolyn H. Krause
202-362-6211
DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory

19-Aug-2005
A winning couple
Brian and Vicky D'Urso are the first married couple to come to ORNL as Wigner Fellows. Neither was recruited by the Laboratory. As simple as it sounds, the graduates of the California Institute of Technology found information about ORNL and the Wigner Fellowship program on the Internet.

Contact: Carolyn H. Krause
krausech@ornl.gov
DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory

19-Aug-2005
The compact linear collider
As the Global Design Effort for the proposed International Linear Collider starts to take shape, an international collaboration of scientists simultaneously works on an alternative linear collider technology that pushes physics and engineering to the edge.

Contact: Symmetry
info@symmetrymagazine.org
DOE/SLAC/Fermilab

20-Apr-2005
PPPL-led team completes work on JET alpha detector
Studying the behavior of alpha particles produced in fusion plasmas is of paramount importance for ITER and other advanced fusion devices in which these particles are expected to be the predominant source of plasma heating. An international team led by PPPL physicist Doug Darrow recently completed work at PPPL on the construction of diagnostic equipment that will be used to measure alpha particles and other energetic particles ejected from the plasma in the Joint European Torus (JET) in Culham, England.

Contact: Anthony R. DeMeo
ademeo@pppl.gov
609-243-2755
DOE/Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

5-Apr-2005
Seismic detectives go underground
Researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory are using data gathered by seismology stations to develop a mathematical framework for identifying and locating seismological events around the world. Their work, part of the National Nuclear Security Administration's Ground Based Nuclear Explosion Monitoring Research and Engineering Program, will be used by the U.S. government to monitor explosions and weapons tests.

Contact: Virginia Sliman
virginia.sliman@pnl.gov
509-375-4372
DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

5-Apr-2005
Recycling a legacy of the Cold War
The tons of surplus plutonium stockpiled in the United States and the former Soviet Union are no longer of interest to anyone...except perhaps terrorists. This realization led to an agreement between the United States and the Russian Federation to dispose of 35 metric tons of plutonium each by removing the plutonium "pits" from the nuclear weapons and turning them into nuclear power plant fuel.

Contact: Virginia Sliman
virginia.sliman@pnl.gov
509-375-4372
DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

24-Mar-2005
Enhanced national security through international research collaborations
National security today requires broad and effective engagement in the international arena.

Contact: Science & Technology Review
str-mail@llnl.gov
DOE/Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

9-Mar-2005
More power to the GRID
On August 16, 2004, a year and two days after the largest power blackout in U.S. history, 3M announced the first commercial sale of an advanced conductor for overhead power lines.

Contact: ORNL Review
krausech@ornl.gov
DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory

9-Mar-2005
Industrial efficiency
Improving the efficiency of manufacturing processes is an important component of ORNL's energy mission. Over the years Oak Ridge materials researchers have pursued this goal for a variety of industries through the Department of Energy's Industrial Technologies Program (ITP).

Contact: ORNL Review
krausech@ornl.gov
DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory

8-Mar-2005
Letting the sunshine in
The outlook is sunny for the Laboratory's prospects of commercializing hybrid solar lighting (HSL). The ORNL technology uses sunlight to reduce the need for indoor electric lighting, the largest consumer of electricity in commercial buildings.

Contact: ORNL Review
krausech@ornl.gov
DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory

8-Mar-2005
Pushing the envelope
If ORNL's Jeff Christian could have his way, next-generation houses in East Tennessee would generate as much electricity as they consume.

Contact: ORNL Review
krausech@ornl.gov
DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory

4-Mar-2005
Closer to the customer
Without warning, the August 14, 2003, power blackout removed electricity for millions of people in the United States and Canada. The next day manufacturers still had no power, contributing to an estimated cost to the U.S. economy of $6 billion.

Contact: ORNL Review
krausech@ornl.gov
DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory

4-Mar-2005
Multiple roads to the hydrogen car
In his 2003 State of the Union address, President George Bush communicated an ambitious vision that the United States will lead the world in developing clean, hydrogen-powered automobiles.

Contact: ORNL Review
krausech@ornl.gov
DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory

4-Mar-2005
Aid for the auto industry
Since the 1970s the U.S. government has supported research and development designed to help Americans use energy more efficiently. Because a large portion of American oil imports is used for transportation, the Department of Energy makes substantial investments at ORNL in several technologies designed both to improve fuel efficiency and reduce carbon emissions into the atmosphere.

Contact: ORNL Review
krausech@ornl.gov
DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory

4-Mar-2005
Energy prophets: US oil dependence
U.S. oil imports are at an all-time high, accounting for approximately 57% of domestic consumption. Americans today import some 12 million barrels per day at a cost that in 2004 skyrocketed above $50 a barrel.

Contact: ORNL Review
krausech@ornl.gov
DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory

4-Mar-2005
Providing international solutions
As U.S. researchers focus on domestic energy issues, they could easily miss the century's dominant energy challenge: to increase energy supplies for the world's growing population without contributing further to environmental degradation. Accomplishing this monumental task would represent the most fundamental change in the world's energy production since the Industrial Revolution.

Contact: ORNL Review
krausech@ornl.gov
DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory

4-Mar-2005
Energy efficiency: Stretching America's resources
The United States and the world face enormous energy challenges. Petroleum prices are at record highs with no end in sight. The emergence of China and India as major contributors to global demand brings new urgency to political and economic concerns about oil dependence.

Contact: ORNL Review
krausech@ornl.gov
DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory

10-Nov-2004
Piloting the pipeline
R pal. The automated pipeline. Mass spec and proteomics. These phrases are used by ORNL researchers who probe microbes to determine what these "bugs" are made of and what drives them.

Contact: ORNL Review
krausech@ornl.gov
DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory

10-Nov-2004
New tools of analysis
In the mid-1990s at Ohio State University, Dorothea Thompson studied a single gene and a single promoter regulating that gene as part of her doctoral thesis research.

Contact: ORNL Review
krausech@ornl.gov
DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory

15-Oct-2004
When it comes to accelerators, what is cold?
Superconductivity arises in special materials at super cold temperatures. At these temperatures--a few degrees above absolute zero--the materials' electrical resistance virtually vanishes.

Contact: Interaction Point
tip@slac.stanford.edu
DOE/SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

16-Sep-2004
Researchers 'redesigning' platinum
Researchers have developed a way of changing the properties of platinum by manipulating the metal at the nanoscale. The method mimics the action of photosynthetic proteins.

Contact: Chris Burroughs
coburro@sandia.gov
DOE/Sandia National Laboratories

16-Sep-2004
Cold Molecules - New avenue to the 5th phase of matter
Using a method usually more suitable to billiards than atomic physics, researchers from Sandia and Columbia University have created extremely cold molecules that could be used as an improved first step in creating molecular Bose-Einstein condensates (BECs).

Contact: Neal Singer
nsinger@sandia.gov
DOE/Sandia National Laboratories

16-Sep-2004
Exploring the ultrawideband
Lawrence Livermore research efforts and inventions quietly advance many fields. In one instance, however, a Livermore invention that stemmed from laser research has spawned a variety of new commercial products, including some that support national and homeland security.

Contact: Steve Azevedo
azevedo3@lln.gov
925-422-8538
DOE/Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

16-Sep-2004
SPEAR3 project wins DOE award for excellence
On August 13, Secretary of Energy Spencer Abraham presented the Secretary's Excellence in Acquisition Award to the SPEAR3 Management team in a ceremony at the DOE headquarters in Washington, DC. The Fourth Annual DOE Project Management Awards pay tribute to those teams or individuals who have achieved outstanding results through resourceful, innovative thinking and implementation.

Contact: Interaction Point
tip@slac.stanford.edu
DOE/US Department of Energy

1-Sep-2004
'Nanotractor' studies micro-scale friction
Interest in the development of MEMS (microelectromechanical systems) has grown steadily during the past decade. These tiny devices, now used in such applications as auto airbag systems, inkjet printers, and display units, are attractive because they take up little space and require little or no assembly. They also are cheap to produce in batch quantities because they are made with a technology that is already mature -- the microlithography used to make silicon chips.

Contact: Michael Padilla
mjpadil@sandia.gov
505-844-9509
DOE/Sandia National Laboratories

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