Solutions to major technological challenges rarely fit within a single discipline, and interdisciplinary research combined with the unique facilities and mission focus of the laboratories provide an ideal platform for addressing these challenges. More...
Climate simulations predict that storms like Hurricane Sandy, which ravaged swaths of the New York and New Jersey coastline last year, will become more frequent and intense in coming decades. More...
3D printing rises to the occasion
Things have come a long way since the mid-1980s when 3D Systems cofounder Chuck Hull worked out the technology to print objects in three dimensions, one very thin layer at a time. More...
Stronger than steel and a third its weight, carbon fiber is a hot commodityŚnot so much for what it does, but for what it could do. More...
Hunting for hydrogen
Given that approximately half of the atoms in the human body are hydrogen atoms, you might think that locating this abundant element would be easy. Not so. More...
Diversify, replace, recycle
"Across the US, energy labs are working to turn a widespread shortage of critical energy materials into a boon for domestic mining and clean energy industries. More...
Powerful computers and great minds from national laboratories, academia and industry are already notching successes that could help commercial light water nuclear reactors operate more efficiently and reliably for decades. More...
Using some of the world's most powerful machines, ORNL scientists are tackling major bioenergy problems by outsmarting nature. More...
Little critters, big energy
Scientists are using one of Earth's smallest creatures to solve some of the government's biggest bioenergy problems. More...
A closer view
We asked Preston to share some of his thoughts about the importance of climate science and how policymakers and local and national governments can take advantage of climate change research More...