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2014-08-26 12:22:34

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- San Diego startup Qubitekk (qubitekk.com) will benefit from a $3M Department of Energy grant to speed the development of unhackable quantum encryption technology that will protect the country's power grid from cyber attack. Under the DOE's Cybersecurity for Energy Delivery Systems (CEDS) program, the nation's premier program for grid security, Qubitekk will be working in partnership with Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Pacific Northwest...

2014-06-03 23:11:23

Nuclear Research Organization Trusts TrakLok for Their Critical Cargo Knoxville, TN (PRWEB) June 03, 2014 TrakLok, Inc., a cargo security firm specializing in trailer and container security, today announced that it has been awarded a $450,000 contract to provide engineering support to Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative Transportation project. This project seeks to enhance the security of radioactive sources during transport within the United States....

Creating Nanowires Only Three Atoms Wide With An Electron Beam
2014-04-28 03:12:14

David Salisbury, Vanderbilt University Junhao Lin, a Vanderbilt University Ph.D. student and visiting scientist at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), has found a way to use a finely focused beam of electrons to create some of the smallest wires ever made. The flexible metallic wires are only three atoms wide: One thousandth the width of the microscopic wires used to connect the transistors in today's integrated circuits. Lin's achievement is described in an article published online...

2014-04-26 23:02:30

JICS and WARP Mechanics partner to explore next generation open source object storage solutions. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) April 26, 2014 The Joint Institute for Computational Sciences (http://www.jics.tennessee.edu) between The University of Tennessee and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (http://www.ornl.gov) is partnering with WARP Mechanics (http://www.warpmech.com) to study next generation object storage technologies for use in High-Performance Computing (HPC) environments. The planned...

2014-04-09 12:20:26

Aluminum Offers Smallest Total Carbon Footprint Among Competing Materials DETROIT, April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The use of aluminum in new vehicles to boost fuel economy offers the smallest total carbon footprint among competing materials, according to a peer-reviewed Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) report presented today at the 2014 Society of Automotive Engineers World Congress. Researcher Sujit Das, a widely respected expert on product life cycle assessments for the United States...

2014-03-24 16:20:15

OAK RIDGE, Tenn., March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- National Strategic Protective Services, LLC (NSPS), a joint venture of Triple Canopy, Inc. and Securiguard, Inc., is pleased to announce that it has successfully completed the first year of its protective force services contract at the Department of Energy's (DOE) Oak Ridge, Tenn. facilities. "Congratulations to everyone at NSPS for a job well done," said NSPS President Ignacio Balderas. "A lot of hard work went into winning and...

2014-03-13 23:22:04

Dr. Robert Wagner, Director of the Fuels Engines and Emissions Research Center and Distinguished R&D Staff at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, will be honored with the International Leadership Citation during the SAE 2014 World Congress. Warrendale, Pa. (PRWEB) March 13, 2014 Dr. Robert Wagner, Director of the Fuels Engines and Emissions Research Center and Distinguished R&D Staff at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, will be honored with the International Leadership Citation during the...

2014-02-25 16:24:39

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With the installation of LED fixtures, the University of Tennessee, Knoxville's, Thompson-Boling Arena is one of the first in the world to feature lights that are smaller, brighter and up to 85 percent more efficient than conventional arena metal halide lights. The technology--developed and manufactured by Oak Ridge-based LED North America at the Tech 20/20 incubator facility in Oak Ridge, incorporating an Oak Ridge National...

2014-02-24 12:22:17

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With the installation of LED fixtures, the University of Tennessee, Knoxville's, Thompson-Boling Arena is one of the first in the world to feature lights that are smaller, brighter and up to 85 percent more efficient than conventional arena metal halide lights. The technology--developed and manufactured by Oak Ridge-based LED North America at the Tech 20/20 incubator facility in Oak Ridge, incorporating an Oak Ridge National...

New Microscopy Method Delivers Real-time View Of Battery Electrochemistry
2014-02-20 11:40:06

Oak Ridge National Laboratory Using a new microscopy method, researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory can image and measure electrochemical processes in batteries in real time and at nanoscale resolution. Scientists at ORNL used a miniature electrochemical liquid cell that is placed in a transmission electron microscope to study an enigmatic phenomenon in lithium-ion batteries called the solid electrolyte interphase, or SEI, as described in a study...


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