Multiprogram Oak Ridge National Laboratory: Jim Keiser - Improving heat recovery in biomass-fired boiler – Discovery of America by Queltanews

Greater utilization of biomass fuels offers a means to reduce U.S. dependence on imported fossil fuels. The efficiency of boilers in recovering heat is generally controlled by     more...

History of Fundamental and Applied Sciences Achievements in Oak Ridge National Laboratory: Biomedical Technologies for Detecting and Preventing Diseases – Discovery of America by Queltanews

Over the past five decades, ORNL researchers have devised large instruments, compact analyzers, and small chips to diagnose or prevent human diseases and disorders.     more...

History of Fundamental and Applied Sciences Achievements in Oak Ridge National Laboratory: Computational Biology for Finding Genes, Predicting Protein Structure – Discovery of America by Queltanews

ORNL's computational biology researchers played an important role in the Human Genome Project. In 2001, special issues of Science and Nature that included the draft of the human genome     more...

History of Fundamental and Applied Sciences Achievements in Oak Ridge National Laboratory: Biological Systems – Discovery of America by Queltanews

ORNL's biological research program was established to determine the nature and effects of radiation on living cells. These studies were motivated by concerns about health effects of radiation from reactors, atomic weapons testing, and radioactive elements that enter the body     more...

History of Fundamental and Applied Sciences Achievements in Oak Ridge National Laboratory: Biotechnology – Discovery of America by Queltanews

An early example of biotechnology at ORNL was the 1972 demonstration by Chet Francis that garden soil bacteria in bioreactors could remove nitrates and trace metals from industrial waste effluents. ORNL built a pilot bioreactor     more...

Applied Science at Georgia Tech: Biotechnology to Create Unique Nanoparticle Composites

Using thin films of silk as templates, researchers have incorporated inorganic nanoparticles that join with the silk to form strong and flexible composite structures that have unusual optical and mechanical properties     more...

Applied Sciences on the run: EMSL’s Biological Interactions and Dynamics Research

Biological Interactions and Dynamics Science Theme provides understanding the protein composition of cells or membranes as well as the activities and structures of individual proteins or protein complexes.     more...

Applied Sciences on the run: EMSL’s Geochemistry/Biogeochemistry and Subsurface Science Research

Geochemistry/Biogeochemistry and Subsurface Science Theme provides studying reaction mechanisms at the mineral-water, microbe-mineral, and fluid-fluid interfaces at the molecular scale and understanding the effect of these mechanisms on the fate and transport of contaminants.     more...

A silicon chip mimics the function of the biological cochlea

Rahul Sarpeshkar, associate professor of electrical engineering and computer science at MIT, and his graduate student, Soumya-jit Mandal, designed the chip to mimic the inner ear     more...

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"History of Fundamental and Applied Sciences Achievements in Oak Ridge National Laboratory: Promethium – Discovery of America by Queltanews"

In 1914, one year before he was killed in action during World War I, Henry Moseley, a brilliant 26-year-old British physicist whose work influenced the final order of elements in the Periodic Table, demonstrated that element 61 should exist between the rare earths neodymium and samarium. In 1941-42 American chemists
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