Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Making fuel for exploring space

Since its 1977 launch, NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft has travelled farther than any other piece of human technology. It is also the only human-made object to have entered interstellar space.

dateSep 09, 2015 in General Physics
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Solvents save steps in solar cell manufacturing

Advances in ultrathin films have made solar panels and semiconductor devices more efficient and less costly, and researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory say they've found a way to manufacture ...

dateOct 19, 2015 in Nanomaterials
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Neutrons find 'missing' magnetism of plutonium

Groundbreaking work at two Department of Energy national laboratories has confirmed plutonium's magnetism, which scientists have long theorized but have never been able to experimentally observe. The advances that enabled ...

dateJul 10, 2015 in General Physics
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Titan takes on the big one

The San Andreas Fault system, which runs almost the entire length of California, is prone to shaking, causing about 10,000 minor earthquakes each year just in the southern California area.

dateNov 11, 2015 in Earth Sciences
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Tracking freight flows

A new freight database developed with assistance from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory will help transportation officials improve highways, railroads and other trade routes across the country. With ...

dateNov 18, 2015 in Energy & Green Tech
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