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New: Story tips for June: Un-Earthly ice, buildings in the loop, batteries unbound and 3D printing for geothermal

June 7, 2021: ORNL names new Innovation Crossroads cohort of entrepreneurs

June 4,2021: Novel composite catalyst holds promise for cost-effective ethanol-to-jet-fuel conversion

May 27,2021: Five ORNL scientists to receive DOE Early Career Research awards

May 18,2021: ORNL partners on science kits for STEM schools

April 28,2021: SNS Celebrates 15 Years of Neutron Production today

April 27,2021: ORNL licenses revolutionary AI system to General Motors for automotive use

April 12,2021: U.S. Department of Energy’s INCITE program seeks proposals for 2022

April 6,2021: ORNL-led team recognized for impactful sustainability research

March 31,2021: Quantum material’s subtle spin behavior proves theoretical predictions

March 26,2021: ORNL meets key FDA milestone for cancer-fighting Ac-225 isotope

March 25,2021: Neutrons reveal unpredicted binding between SARS-CoV-2, hepatitis C antiviral drug

March 19,2021: Jenks named associate laboratory director for physical sciences

March 18,2021: Great announcement: UT-Battelle awards more than $200,000 in grants to 28 nonprofits

Take a virtual field trip through tours of ORNL facilities

March 16,2021:Modeling – Urban climate impacts;  Batteries – Healing power and Manufacturing – Multimaterials’ dual approach

March 10,2021: Sun named associate laboratory director for Energy Science and Technology

March 4,2021: Icenhour named ORNL deputy for operations

March 2,2021: Andersen named associate laboratory director for Neutron Sciences

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