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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 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.

November 26, 2013
EM deactivated one of five ventilation branches that led to stack 3039. The ventilation branches are connected to numerous facilities throughout ORNL’s central campus.
One of EM’s Last Recovery Act Projects at Oak Ridge Improves Safety at Laboratory

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. – Workers recently completed the Building 4500 Stack Removal Project, one of the Oak Ridge EM program’s final cleanup projects funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

November 13, 2013
TEAM CUMBERLAND MEETING - November 13, 2013

The Team Cumberland Meeting was held at The Inn at Opryland, 2401 Music Valley Dr, Nashville, Tennessee on November 13, 2013.

October 31, 2013
This Halloween, keep energy vampires at bay -- while saving energy and money -- with these home energy efficiency tricks. | Infographic by Sarah Gerrity, Energy Department
Warding Off Energy Vampires and Phantom Loads

Ghosts and goblins may only come out on Halloween, but energy vampires and phantom loads lurk in our homes and offices all year long. Energy vampires are appliances or other plugged-in devices that draw energy, or phantom loads, when they are plugged in but not in use.