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Newswise: New software provides advanced grid simulation capabilities
Release date: 22-Jul-2024 10:05 AM EDT
New software provides advanced grid simulation capabilities
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory have developed new software using electromagnetic transient analysis, a type of electric grid simulation, to speed up calculations that more accurately predict how modern power electronics in the grid will affect its operation. This provides an essential tool for planning, design and operation of the modern power grid as it incorporates new renewable power generation and electric vehicle chargers.

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Newswise: Artificial intelligence tools secure tomorrow’s electric grid
Release date: 22-Jul-2024 8:05 AM EDT
Artificial intelligence tools secure tomorrow’s electric grid
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory and partner institutions have launched a project to develop an innovative suite of tools that will employ machine learning algorithms for more effective cybersecurity analysis of the U.S. power grid.

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Newswise: ORNL economist honored at international hydropower conference
Released: 18-Jul-2024 1:05 PM EDT
ORNL economist honored at international hydropower conference
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Researcher Rocio Uria-Martinez was named one of four “Women with Hydro Vision” at this year’s HYDROVISION International 2024 conference, which took place this week.

Newswise: Free 3D-printing datasets enable analysis, confidence in printed parts
Released: 18-Jul-2024 11:05 AM EDT
Free 3D-printing datasets enable analysis, confidence in printed parts
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

The Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory has publicly released a new set of additive manufacturing data that industry and researchers can use to evaluate and improve the quality of 3D-printed components.

Newswise: Along shifting coastlines, scientists bring the future into focus
Released: 12-Jul-2024 1:05 PM EDT
Along shifting coastlines, scientists bring the future into focus
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

In the wet, muddy places where America’s rivers and lands meet the sea, scientists from the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory are unearthing clues to better understand how these vital landscapes are evolving under climate change.Around 40% of the nation’s population live in coastal counties.

Newswise: Wang named recipient of the 2024 American Welding Society  Professor Koichi Masubuchi Award
Released: 11-Jul-2024 2:05 PM EDT
Wang named recipient of the 2024 American Welding Society Professor Koichi Masubuchi Award
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Yiyu (Jason) Wang, an R&D associate staff member in the Materials Science and Technology Division at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, will receive the Professor Koichi Masubuchi Award from the American Welding Society, or AWS. He will be presented with the honor at the 2024 AWS Annual Meeting in October in Orlando, Florida.

Newswise: ‘Check out’ that power
Released: 11-Jul-2024 12:05 PM EDT
‘Check out’ that power
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory have opened a new virtual library where visitors can check out waveforms instead of books.The Grid Event Signature Library is an open-access online collection of datasets containing waveforms, which are visual representations of behaviors of the electric grid. Utilities and research institutions contributed anonymized data including voltage, current and frequency information collected by operating equipment.

Newswise: ARPA-E IGNIITE award launches new initiatives of ORNL researchers Yang and Westover
Released: 10-Jul-2024 10:05 AM EDT
ARPA-E IGNIITE award launches new initiatives of ORNL researchers Yang and Westover
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Guang Yang and Andrew Westover of Oak Ridge National Laboratory have been selected to join the first cohort of the Department of Energy's Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy, or ARPA-E, Inspiring Generations of New Innovators to Impact Technologies in Energy 2024, or IGNIITE 2024, program.

Newswise: Engineering eco-friendly solvents
Released: 9-Jul-2024 2:05 PM EDT
Engineering eco-friendly solvents
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Oak Ridge National Laboratory scientists have developed a method leveraging artificial intelligence to accelerate the identification of environmentally friendly solvents for industrial carbon capture, biomass processing, rechargeable batteries and other applications.

Newswise: Scientists probe chilling behavior of promising solid-state cooling material
Released: 1-Jul-2024 10:05 AM EDT
Scientists probe chilling behavior of promising solid-state cooling material
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

A research team led by the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory has bridged a knowledge gap in atomic-scale heat motion. This new understanding holds promise for enhancing materials to advance an emerging technology called solid-state cooling.

Newswise: Updated software improves slicing for large-format 3D printing
Released: 28-Jun-2024 2:05 PM EDT
Updated software improves slicing for large-format 3D printing
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have developed the first additive manufacturing slicing computer application to simultaneously speed and simplify digital conversion of accurate, large-format three-dimensional parts in a factory production setting. The technology, known as Slicer 2, can help widen the use of 3D printing for larger objects made from metallic and composite materials.

Newswise: Using ORNL’s Frontier supercomputer, researchers discover new clues to improving fusion confinement
Released: 25-Jun-2024 11:05 AM EDT
Using ORNL’s Frontier supercomputer, researchers discover new clues to improving fusion confinement
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

A new study conducted on the Frontier supercomputer gave researchers new clues to improving fusion confinement. This research, in collaboration with General Atomics and UC San Diego, uncovered that the interaction between ions and electrons near the tokamak's edge can unexpectedly increase turbulence, challenging previous assumptions about how to optimize plasma confinement for efficient nuclear fusion.

Newswise: Partridge receives Department of Energy Vehicle Technologies Office Lifetime Distinguished Achievement Award
Released: 24-Jun-2024 3:05 PM EDT
Partridge receives Department of Energy Vehicle Technologies Office Lifetime Distinguished Achievement Award
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Bill Partridge, a recently retired distinguished researcher at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, was recognized by DOE’s Vehicle Technologies Office, or VTO, for leading world-class research in transportation throughout his 25-year career.

Newswise: Hardy transistor material could be game-changer for nuclear reactor safety monitoring
Released: 24-Jun-2024 9:05 AM EDT
Hardy transistor material could be game-changer for nuclear reactor safety monitoring
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

The safety and efficiency of a large, complex nuclear reactor can be enhanced by hardware as simple as a tiny sensor that monitors a cooling system. That’s why researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory are working to make those basic sensors more accurate by pairing them with electronics that can withstand the intense radiation inside a reactor.

Newswise: ORNL, BNL host international particle accelerator conference in Nashville
Released: 19-Jun-2024 6:05 PM EDT
ORNL, BNL host international particle accelerator conference in Nashville
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

ORNL and BNL hosted the15th International Particle Accelerator Conference in Nashville, Tenn. IPAC's roots trace to Kyoto, Japan, in 2010 when the broader community chose to unite researchers, industry and academia for a global exchange of ideas rather than remaining divided by region (Europe, Asia, and the Americas).

Newswise:Video Embedded polyphase-wireless-power-transfer-system-achieves-270-kilowatt-charge-sets-another-world-record-for-electric-light-duty-passenger-vehicles
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Released: 18-Jun-2024 6:05 PM EDT
Polyphase wireless power transfer system achieves 270-kilowatt charge, sets another world record for electric light-duty passenger vehicles
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have successfully demonstrated the first 270-kW wireless power transfer to a light-duty electric vehicle. The demonstration used a Porsche Taycan and was conducted in collaboration with Volkswagen Group of America using the ORNL-developed polyphase wireless charging system.

Newswise: Decoding reactive species in molten salts
Released: 14-Jun-2024 12:05 PM EDT
Decoding reactive species in molten salts
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

By unraveling vibrational signatures and observing ion exchanges, an Oak Ridge National Laboratory team revealed how chemical species form in a highly reactive molten salt mixture of aluminum chloride and potassium chloride.

Newswise: Marthi receives IEEE senior member honor
Released: 13-Jun-2024 1:05 PM EDT
Marthi receives IEEE senior member honor
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Phani Ratna Vanamali Marthi, an R&D associate in the Power Systems Resilience group at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, has been elevated to the grade of senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, or IEEE, the world’s largest technical professional organization.

Newswise: Building energy around changing climate
Released: 12-Jun-2024 1:05 PM EDT
Building energy around changing climate
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory have developed free data sets to estimate how much energy any building in the contiguous U.S. will use in 2100. These data sets provide planners a way to anticipate future energy needs as the climate changes.

Newswise: Researchers make 'green' floor to replace steel
Released: 11-Jun-2024 2:05 PM EDT
Researchers make 'green' floor to replace steel
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the University of Maine have designed and 3D-printed a single-piece, recyclable natural-material floor panel tested to be strong enough to replace construction materials like steel. The project is part of the Sustainable Materials & Manufacturing Alliance for Renewable Technologies, or SM2ART, program. The SM2ART team previously constructed BioHome3D, the nation’s first additively manufactured home made entirely from biologically based materials.



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