Board meetings are held  Monday 9:30am before the Second Tuesday of the Month.

Luncheon lectures: Second Tuesday of the month, except December

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Five New Story Tips !!! August 4 2020

Materials — Molding molecular matter.htm

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Energy – Whatever the weathe

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Beneficial Legacies of the Manhattan Project June 15 2016


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May 26: (new) Please look on the top of left side column for the 2019 Annual Report !!

August 6: Horizon31 startup licenses ORNL global communication system for drones

August 4:  Ultrafast lasers probe elusive chemistry at the liquid

July 31: Magnum Venus Products licenses ORNL co-developed additive manufacturing technologies

July 29: ORNL-produced plutonium-238 to help power Perseverance on Mars

July 27: Computational gene study suggests new pathway for COVID

July 27: Scientists record rapid carbon loss from warming peatlands

July 7: Love-hate relationship of solvent and water leads to better biomass breakup

July 5: Climate – Predicting fire risk

July 2: Carbon-loving materials designed to reduce industrial emissions

June 29: Computing collaboration reveals global ripple effect of shifting monsoons

June 26: Process for ‘two-faced’ nanomaterials may aid energy, information tech

June 26: X-rays size up protein structure at the ‘heart’ of COVID-19 virus

June 19: ExOne licenses ORNL method to 3D print components for refined neutron scattering

June 19: ORNL launches rapid access licensing program to speed up COVID solutions

June 11: ORNL welcomes six new research fellows to Innovation Crossroads

June 10: Crystalline ‘nanobrush’ clears way to advanced energy and information tech

June 1: Neutrons and several other important information items

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FORNL is collecting dues for the 2020 calendar  year; the annual dues for 2020 are $20. If you want to gamble that you will live 10 years or more, consider a life membership at $200 and in the future, forget about whether you have paid. An up-to-date list of members and their dues status will be available for viewing at the meeting. Dues can be paid at a meeting or sent to the FORNL Treasurer (payable to FORNL, Vinod Sikka, Treasurer); or sent to: Vinod Sikka, 115 Dansworth Lane, Oak Ridge, TN 37830).

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We are now accepting requests for 2020 ORNL visitors’ badges from those who have paid their 2020 dues (or who are life members).  To request a visitors’ badge, e-mail Bob Hightower at with your full name (as it appears on your driver license) and a declaration that you are a US citizen.  Remember that the badge issued is good only for the current dues year; you must make a request each year that you desire one.

The Friends of ORNL (FORNL) is a non-profit organization of persons interested in fostering the scientific goals of the OAK RIDGE NATIONAL LABORATORY (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN, USA.

We are scientists and engineers, as well as individuals from varied backgrounds, who believe we can increase the nation's technological awareness by providing information to teachers, students, and the general public.