Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Tried and true recipes

Nuclear reactor technology research dwindled away when nuclear power fell out of favor several decades ago. Renewed interest in fission-based energy means knowledge gained in past research is relevant again.

Mar 04, 2011 2.8 / 5 (5) 0

Another high-definition plasma

(PhysOrg.com) -- The sight of an aurora evokes feelings of mystery and awe in the weekend star gazer and scientist alike. The stargazer may ponder the vastness of our universe or how such vivid color can be ...

Feb 24, 2011 5 / 5 (2) 1 | with audio podcast

The Spin Doctor

An electron spin can be compared to the needle of a compass that points either north or south. Some electrons in a full shell point up, canceling out the electromagnetic fields of an equal number of electrons ...

Jan 13, 2011 5 / 5 (1) 0