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2014-08-28 23:03:05

Dade Moeller, a national leader in radiation safety, industrial hygiene, environmental protection, and training services, celebrates its twentieth anniversary of operations this month. Richland, Wash. (PRWEB) August 28, 2014 Dade Moeller & Associates, Inc. (“Dade Moeller”), a national leader in radiation safety, industrial hygiene, environmental protection, and training services, celebrates its twentieth anniversary of operations this month. Over these two decades, Dade Moeller...

2014-08-04 12:23:16

WASHINGTON, Aug. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Energy (DOE) today announced that it will be collaborating with the Clearinghouse for the Open Research of the United States (CHORUS) as a component of its model for providing public access to peer-reviewed articles that report on DOE-funded research. CHORUS is a collaborative service developed by the not-for-profit organization CHOR, Inc. to provide easy public access to scholarly works. "Powered by the robust...

2013-10-07 23:29:27

Greenfield of Oak Ridge celebrates completed community renovations of Assisted Living and Memory Care Neighborhoods in Oak Ridge Tennessee. Falls Church, VA (PRWEB) October 07, 2013 Greenfield Senior Living, Inc., a Falls Church, Virginia based senior living service provider, celebrating the completion of extensive community renovations at their Oak Ridge, Tennessee location, with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Thursday October 3rd, 2013. Located at 360 Laboratory Road in Oak Ridge,...

UT-ORNL Supercomputer Center Has New Director
2012-12-12 11:17:51

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville Tony Mezzacappa, a leader in the field of astrophysics and supernova science, has been named director of the Joint Institute for Computational Sciences (JICS) at UT and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). Mezzacappa is a world leader in computational astrophysics and a pioneer in the field of supernova science. He is UT-Battelle Corporate Fellow and group leader for theoretical physics in the Physics Division at ORNL and joint professor in the...

2012-09-20 17:12:30

A team led by Oak Ridge National Laboratory's Ho Nyung Lee has discovered a strain relaxation phenomenon in cobaltites that has eluded researchers for decades and may lead to advances in fuel cells, magnetic sensors and a host of energy-related materials. The finding, published in Nano Letters, could change the conventional wisdom that accommodating the strain inherent during the formation of epitaxial thin films necessarily involves structural defects, said Lee, a member of the Department...

Microscopy Explores Nanowires' Weakest Link
2012-02-14 04:54:25

Individual atoms can make or break electronic properties in one of the world's smallest known conductors–quantum nanowires. Microscopic analysis at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory is delivering a rare glimpse into how the atomic structure of the conducting nanowires affects their electronic behavior. The ORNL team's microscopy confirmed that deliberately introduced defects, which are only the size of a single atom, could turn a conducting nanowire into an...

Nanoscale Metallic Conductivity In Ferroelectrics
2012-01-10 07:09:41

ORNL experiments prove nanoscale metallic conductivity in ferroelectrics The prospect of electronics at the nanoscale may be even more promising with the first observation of metallic conductance in ferroelectric nanodomains by researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Ferroelectric materials, which switch their polarization with the application of an electric field, have long been used in devices such as ultrasound machines and sensors. Now, discoveries about ferroelectrics'...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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