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DOE researchers create microbe that bolsters isobutanol production

Posted: September 1st, 2015

Researchers with the Department of Energy’s BioEnergy Science Center have successfully removed another barrier to commercially viable biofuels from sources other than corn.


Kudos continue for Knoxville’s business environment

Posted: August 25th, 2015

CNN Money recently included Knoxville in its list of top-10 cities for small businesses.


ORNL discovery could accelerate advances in materials science and engineering

Posted: August 18th, 2015

ORNL microscopy and computing experts have developed a technique that could accelerate advances in materials science and engineering.


Tennessee named top automotive manufacturing state in nation

Posted: August 11th, 2015

Business Facilities magazine recently ranked Tennessee the number one state in the nation for automotive manufacturing strength and education.


ORNL researchers make scalable arrays of ‘building blocks’ for ultrathin electronics

Posted: July 28th, 2015

ORNL researchers are filling a critical need in the development of next-generation ultrathin devices.


ORNL researchers develop new method to control complex materials

Posted: July 21st, 2015

By adding a few helium ions into a complex oxide material, ORNL researchers achieved a never before possible level of control over magnetic and electronic properties.


ORNL researchers develop process to improve silica structure design

Posted: July 14th, 2015

ORNL researchers have developed a molecular process that paves the way for improved silica structure design by introducing microscopic, segmented screw-like spikes that can more effectively bond materials.


New tool on horizon for surgeons treating cancer patients

Posted: July 7th, 2015

Researchers recently demonstrated an automated droplet-based surface sampling probe to assist surgeons operating on cancer patients.


Composite manufacturing consortium launched

Posted: June 30th, 2015

The Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation is a $295 million project to develop East Tennessee into an advanced manufacturing hub.


ORNL invites companies to ‘Explore ORNL’ outreach event

Posted: June 23rd, 2015

In September, “Explore ORNL” will introduce the region’s business community to the lab’s world-class research and development facilities and expertise.