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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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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Unlocking lignin for sustainable biofuel

Turning trees, grass, and other biomass into fuel for automobiles and airplanes is a costly and complex process. Biofuel researchers are working to change that, envisioning a future where cellulosic ethanol, an alcohol derived ...

dateJul 07, 2015 in Biotechnology
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