Navigation Links
Story tips from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, July 2012
Date:7/18/2012

.

A protective coating developed at Oak Ridge National Laboratory can extend the life of costly cutting and boring tools by more than 20 percent, potentially saving millions of dollars over the life of a project. The nanostructure coating, NanoSHIELD, is made from the laser fusing of glassy iron powders. The product was designed for high-wear applications such as tunnel boring, construction, drilling, industrial rock crushing and excavation operations, said Bill Peter, one of the inventors. While the coatings can be applied to any type of steel, its first application was for tunnel boring tools used to cut granite for the Combined Sewer Overflow Tunnel in Atlanta. Also, in 25 years of testing disc cutter coatings at Colorado School of Mines, NanoSHIELD-coated cutters were the first to not spall after one pass at actual rocks. [Contact: Ron Walli, (865) 576-0226; wallira@ornl.gov]

NUCLEAR ENERGY -- Supercomputer speeds path forward . . .

By using graphic processing units in a test bed for the Titan supercomputer, researchers have more than tripled the speed of a code designed to improve efficiency, longevity and safety of nuclear reactors. The algorithm, dubbed Denovo, sweeps through a virtual reactor to track the location of radioactive particles. When run on graphics processing units, Denovo ran 3.5 times faster than what was possible with ORNL's Jaguar, which uses only central processing units. With this increase, 3D simulations are now within reach, said Tom Evans, who led the Denovo development team. Titan is a GPU/CPU hybrid to be installed over the next several months. This research supports the Consortium for Advanced Simulation of Light Water Reactors (http://www.casl.gov/). [Contact: Dawn Levy, (865) 576-6448; levyd@ornl.gov]

MATERIALS -- Atomic hybrids . . .

Atom-by-atom studies of a two-dimensional hybrid material at Oak
'/>"/>

Contact: Ron Walli
wallira@ornl.gov
865-576-0226
DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Short stretches of piRNA evaluate cells genetic history
2. IU role in Human Microbiome Project exposes battle history between bacteria, viruses in human body
3. New report puts real numbers behind history of oyster reefs
4. Honoring the fundamental role of microbes in the natural history of our planet
5. Biology professor secures grant to save West Virginias primary natural history collection
6. New coelacanth find rewrites history of the ancient fish
7. Earth history and evolution
8. Family history of liver cancer increases risk of developing the disease
9. Scientists trace evolutionary history of what mammals eat
10. April 2012 story tips
11. Story tips From the Department of Energys Oak Ridge National Laboratory, March 2012
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/27/2014)... over 18,000 patients, scientists have identified more than ... disease, including six that had not been previously ... , was partially funded by the National Institutes ... in NIH laboratories. , "Unraveling the genetic underpinnings ... mechanisms involved in this complex disease, and hopefully, ...
(Date:7/25/2014)... summer and some of the smoke from those fires is ... by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) aboard the Aqua ... descended over the Great Lakes region of the United States. ... July 23, 2014 (first image feature highlighted below) clearly shows ... In the image, it is over Manitoba and ...
(Date:7/25/2014)... associate professor of biomedical engineering at the University ... tissue engineering and artificial organ development., "Introduction to ... guide to entering into the field of artificial ... of biomedical engineering at UH, served as a ... while there are other published books on the ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):NIH scientists find 6 new genetic risk factors for Parkinson's 2University of Houston researcher publishes textbook on tissue engineering 2
... available in German . Halle/Saale, Potsdam, ... species could lose parts of its current range, a ... Research (UFZ), the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research ... distributions will be rearranged as a result of climate ...
... is no passive spectator of biological processes; it is an ... which the actions of the solvent play a key role. ... has been on observation of the protein backbone and its ... have now been able to detect changes in the proteinwater ...
... to search for food according to how stocked their ... London. When bumblebees return to the nest from ... encourages their nest mates to also go out and ... elicited a standard response from all bees. But new ...
Cached Biology News:Climate change threatens 1 in 5 plant species 2Keeping an eye on the surroundings 2Smells like bees' spirit 2
(Date:7/24/2014)... to materialise. Yet, scientists are making progress in ... One such approach relies on quantum dotsa kind ... electric field. A new study demonstrates that changing ... (TQDs) with electrical impulses can help better control ... be used as quantum information units, which would ...
(Date:7/24/2014)... Research and Markets has announced ... Analytical Instruments Market 2014-2018" report to their offering. ... Genomics is the study of the gene and its ... and functions of proteomes or sets of proteins by ... involves the mapping of genes and DNA sequencing to ...
(Date:7/24/2014)... 24, 2014 Three companies from the ... Livestrong’s Big C Competition. Out of 700 competition entrants, ... to the semi-final round. In this round twenty teams ... program, complete with mentoring from thought-leaders and medical entrepreneurs ... of the angelMD commitment to the Livestrong vision around ...
(Date:7/24/2014)... July 24, 2014 1000 balances – ... input on customers’ weighing needs and expertly narrows down ... of balances, scales or even terminals. , First, ... smallest weight (or select readability instead) and define the ... additional selection criteria narrows down the list to models ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Global Genomics and Proteomics Analytical Instruments Market 2014-2018: Key Vendors are Agilent, Bio-Rad , F. Hoffmann, La Roche, Illumina, PerkinElmer and Thermo Fisher Scientific 23 angelMD Startups Make Livestrong Big C Semi-finals 2
... 2011 Nile Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ... heart failure patients, today announced that the Company,s securities will ... open of business on May 12, 2011.  The Company expects ... on the OTCQB Marketplace following the suspension of trading on ...
... MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., May 11, 2011 ... Biosciences (SBI) , both leaders in genetic modification technology, have ... biotechnology companies involving Transposagen,s piggyBac ™ technology. ... Genetic Modification System enables researchers ...
... 11, 2011 Novavax, Inc. (Nasdaq: NVAX ... by the Tech Council of Maryland (TCM), the largest ... communities of Maryland.  Novavax was recognized as the firm ... community and for its presence and leadership in Maryland. ...
Cached Biology Technology:Nile Therapeutics to Transition to OTCQB Marketplace 2Nile Therapeutics to Transition to OTCQB Marketplace 3Transposagen's piggyBac™ Vectors to be Distributed by System Biosciences 2Transposagen's piggyBac™ Vectors to be Distributed by System Biosciences 3Novavax Named Biotechnology Firm of the Year by Tech Council of Maryland 2
... Versatile, modular, computer controlled pre-amplifier suitable for ... isolated electrode input for recording physiological signal ... and a transducer input for use with ... transducers. Additional options include a stimulus artefact ...
... Polystyrene covers can be used ... Ridged covers for stacking of ... covers for use with automated ... ridged and non-ridged, are available ...
... available for use with 96- or 384-well PCR plates ... ease of location on 96-tube plates End tabs ... of the plate* Efficient sealing is achieved with ... with screw or clip-down hot lid thermal cyclers ...
... be used with all 96-well ... stacking of covered plates ... with automated systems ... are available for use with ...
Biology Products: