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June 13, 2014
What in the world is happening in this photo?

The person pictured here is an Oak Ridge National Laboratory technician, making adjustments to a particle accelerator, part of the Holifield Heavy Ion Research Facility (HHIRF) in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. This photo was taken in January 1987.

HHIRF’s last experimental run was in 1992, but during its decade of operation, it set the stage for a wide range of scientific research experiments at Oak Ridge National Lab. By accelerating intense beams of light ions to strike a target, the facility creates short-lived, radioactive nuclei that are used for astrophysics research. Fun fact: The nuclei exist for just about one-billionth of a second. | Photo courtesy of Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
Photo of the Week: We Mustache You a Question

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May 6, 2014
CX: Categorical Determination-Alcoa Tennessee Automotive Sheet Expansion Project

Categorical Determination
Alcoa Tennessee Automotive Sheet Expansion Project
CX(s) Applied: B1.31
Date: 05/06/2014
Location(s): Alcoa, Tennessee
Offices(s): Loan Programs Office

April 3, 2014
Slideshow: Building a Better Future One Robot at a Time

High school students are incorporating cutting-edge manufacturing techniques into robots, while pushing the boundaries of research forward.

February 6, 2014
The Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management's new website, above, features more news and resources for stakeholders, residents and media.
EM's Oak Ridge Office Launches New Website

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. –The Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management (OREM) is beginning 2014 with a new, user-friendly website, http://energy.gov/orem.

February 6, 2014
In this 1972 photo, two scientists worked in improved supplied-air suits, which protected workers from toxic environments and protected controlled atmospheric areas from exposure to human emissions. The suits were developed at the Oak Ridge Y-12 Plant in Tennessee. | Photo courtesy of the Energy Department.
Photo of the Week: Air Supply

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January 20, 2014
HydroVision International

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

  • 3:00 PM: Jose Zayas, Director of the Wind and Water Power Technologies Office, will deliver a keynote address.
  • 5:00-7:00 PM: "Meet and Greet with the Water Power Program" at booth 1343 during the Exhibit Hall Opening Reception. Jose Zayas will be available to answer questions from 5:00-6:00 PM.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

January 10, 2014
Wind energy is one of the world's fast-growing energy sources -- and many of the regions that could benefit from wind energy happen to be in cold climates.

Since 2005, scientists at GE Global Research have been researching, developing and testing materials in freezing conditions. By developing more efficient materials for wind turbines, researchers can increase turbine efficiency and reduce potential downtime for wind turbines in cold climates.

The teams use Oak Ridge National Laboratory's Titan, the world's most powerful supercomputer, to simulate hundreds of water droplets as they freeze, with each droplet containing one million molecules. By simulating and studying how water freezes on a molecular level, scientists are gaining an understanding of how ice forms, which will help them design better, more efficient materials for these colder climates. Pictured here is an illustration of a single water droplet, filled with molecules freezing in slow motion. <a href="https://www.olcf.ornl.gov/2013/10/25/titan-propels-ge-wind-turbine-research-into-new-territory/" target=_blank">Learn more about their research here</a>. | Photo/visualization courtesy of M. Matheson, Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
Photo of the Week: Cold as Ice — Using Titan to Build More Efficient Wind Turbines

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December 24, 2013
Crews tear though the final wall of Building K-25, bringing an end to the five-year demolition project.
Oak Ridge Focuses on Old and New in 2013

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. - In 2013, the Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management completed numerous projects. Some of the major accomplishments involved reaching two long-standing goals and progressing on the design of a new construction project.

December 19, 2013
K-25 Demolition - Oak Ridge 2013
Energy Department Completes K-25 Gaseous Diffusion Building Demolition

The five year demolition project was completed ahead of schedule and all debris shipments are expected to be completed in spring 2014.

December 11, 2013
Jim Kopotic and his daughter Lauren pause for a photo after a race that raised money for cancer research and treatment.
‘Can Do’ Attitude Brings EM Family Together

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. – It’s 7:51 a.m. on a Tuesday morning. A white, long-bed 4x4 Dodge Ram turns the corner, entering the parking lot. The rumble of the hemi-powered engine stops and the door opens as Jim Kopotic, the federal project director for the East Tennessee Technology Park, one of EM’s primary cleanup sites in Oak Ridge, exits the cab.