ORNL News

ORNL Fission and Fusion to be Featured in Discovery Series Airing October 23

Tomorrow's World Today is an Emmy-nominated program on Discovery focusing on innovation and paths to sustainable living. The ORNL content will air in part 4 of the program called "The Clean Factor": where in part one of this four-part series, they explore discover how Nuclear Energy is helping us reach our goal of a zero-carbon footprint by 2050.
By |October 20th, 2021||0 Comments|

An Exascale Day Interview with the Director of DOE’s Exascale Computing Project

As DOE's Exascale Computing Project rolls into its sixth year, ECP Director Doug Kothe continues to propel the effort, drawing on the deep well of experience he has filled during three and a half decades of leading programs and building and overseeing highly specialized teams at DOE labs. Just before joining ECP, Kothe was the Deputy Associate Laboratory Director of the Computing and Computational Sciences Directorate at ORNL.
By |October 20th, 2021||0 Comments|

Quick Detection of Uranium Isotopes Helps Safeguard Nuclear Materials

Analytical chemists at DOE's ORNL have developed a rapid way to measure isotopic ratios of uranium and plutonium collected on environmental swipes, which could help International Atomic Energy Agency analysts detect the presence of undeclared nuclear activities or material.
By |October 20th, 2021||0 Comments|

OREM Prepares for Removal of Final Hot Cell at Former Lab

Crews are getting ready to deactivate the final hot cell of the former Radioisotope Development Laboratory at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) in advance of demolishing the structure. “Removing the remnants of the former Radioisotope Isotope Laboratory has been a priority for several years,” ORNL Portfolio Federal Project Director Nathan Felosi said.
By |October 20th, 2021||0 Comments|

Researchers Reach Quantum Networking Milestone in Real-World Environment

A team from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Stanford University and Purdue University developed and demonstrated a novel, fully functional quantum local area network, or QLAN, to enable real-time adjustments to information shared with geographically isolated systems at ORNL using entangled photons passing through optical fiber.
By |October 6th, 2021||0 Comments|