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Forbes Ranks Knoxville No. 2 on America’s Most Affordable Cities List

Posted: March 24th, 2015

Forbes recently ranked Knoxville No. 2 on its 2015 list of America’s Most Affordable Cities, proving that Knoxville is not only a great place to do business but also a great place to live. Rankings were based on size of the city, cost of living, median family income, and cost of health care. Click here […]


Spark! Technology Forum to showcase ORNL and UT innovations

Posted: March 17th, 2015

The fifth annual forum will feature innovations in biotechnology, computational and cyber security, materials and materials processing, and sensor and detector systems.


ORNL scientists capture first real-time images of lithium dendrite structures

Posted: March 12th, 2015

ORNL scientists have captured the first real-time nanoscale images of lithium dendrite structures known to degrade lithium-ion batteries.


Knox tops in state for advanced manufacturing jobs

Posted: February 24th, 2015

Knoxville is Tennessee’s top metropolitan area for advanced manufacturing jobs, according to a new report from the Brookings Institution.


ORNL’s Roberto named Materials Research Society fellow

Posted: February 17th, 2015

James Roberto, the associate laboratory director for Science and Technology Partnerships at ORNL, has been elected an MRS fellow.


ORNL researchers tune friction in ionic solids at the nanoscale

Posted: February 10th, 2015

ORNL researchers at the Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences have uncovered a way of controlling friction on ionic surfaces at the nanoscale.


UT research offers hope for heart valve patients

Posted: February 3rd, 2015

A research team at UT’s Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Biomedical Engineering, is addressing heart valve disease.


ORNL microscopy pencils patterns in polymers at the nanoscale

Posted: January 27th, 2015

ORNL scientists have for the first time used advanced microscopy to carve out nanoscale designs on the surface of a new class of ionic polymer materials.


ORNL and team make vanadium dioxide advancement

Posted: January 20th, 2015

A team led by ORNL has made an important advancement in understanding a classic transition-metal oxide, vanadium dioxide.


Manufacturing hub to further enhance region’s innovation culture

Posted: January 13th, 2015

The Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI) represents a $259 million public-private partnership that will facilitate breakthroughs in composite materials and processing technology.