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Oak Ridge Lab Develops Solar Cell Formula; Jonathan Poplawsky Comments

Researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory have developed a formula to differentiate the crystalline structures in different mixtures of cadmium, tellurium and selenium in support of efforts to boost solar cell efficiency. The Energy Department-run laboratory said Wednesday Jonathan Poplawsky lead a research team that utilized microscopy techniques to find the most efficient alloy composition for solar …

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Oak Ridge Lab-Built Algorithms Aim to Identify Power Grid Areas That Are Vulnerable to Climate Change

Scientists at Oak Ridge National Laboratory have created algorithms designed to help utilities and city planners identify electrical service locations across the southern U.S. that would be susceptible to climate change and population growth. ORNL researchers merged climate simulations that run on the Titan supercomputer with population datasets to develop …

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Oak Ridge National Lab Demos Radioisotope Fuel Production for NASA’s Deep Space Missions

Scientists at the Energy Department’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have demonstrated the production of a radioisotope fuel that will work to power spacecraft intended for future deep space missions. ORNL researchers produced 50 grams of plutonium-238 through a project funded by NASA, DOE said Tuesday. DOE will use the plutonium-238 on radioisotope …

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DHS, ORNL License Cyber Tool to R&K Cyber Solutions for Commercial Use

The Department of Homeland Security and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory have licensed a government-developed malware forensics detection and software assurance package for private-sector use, FCW reported Monday. Mark Rockwell writes that the DHS Science and Technology Directorate licensed the Hyperion tool to R&K Cyber Solutions as part of the Transition to Practice …

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