HOME >> BIOLOGY >> NEWS
Story tips from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory February 2003

NANOTECHNOLOGY -- The shape of tomorrow . . .

Carbon nanotubes hold great promise for applications ranging from miniaturized drug delivery systems to lightweight structural material for aircraft, spacecraft and suspension bridges. The hollow, spaghetti-like tubes promise to replace steel with structural materials that are 100 times stronger and weigh six times less. Carbon nanotubes conduct electricity like perfect metals or can act as tiny semiconductor devices. They already have found their way into today's new field-emission flat-panel displays and promise to replace silicon chips in tomorrow's computers. Oak Ridge National Laboratory's Dave Geohegan, Alex Puretzky and Ilia Ivanov are using laser ablation and vapor deposition techniques to grow nanotubes up to millimeters long. They also are developing ways to align them in polymers for new generations of materials. The challenge now is to gain a better understanding of the tubes' chemistry and how they grow so scientists can optimize the process. [Contact: Ron Walli, 865-576-0226; wallira@ornl.gov]

MATERIALS -- A smashing success . . .

A new machine at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory's National Transportation Center user facility could help the auto industry make cars that are safer and sustain less damage in collisions. The one-of-a-kind Intermediate Strain Rate Machine enables engineers working with the automotive industry to provide more accurate performance data to improve the crash simulations used in the design process. The ISRM also can assist the military and NASA with structural material testing needs. [Contact: Fred Strohl, 865-574-4165; strohlhf@ornl.gov]

ECOLOGY -- Where roads and nature meet . . .

Ecological models and other tools available to decision makers can vastly reduce the environmental impacts of new roads, according to Oak Ridge National Laboratory's Virginia Dale, one of
'"/>

Contact: Ron Walli
wallira@ornl.gov
865-576-0226
DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory
13-Feb-2003


Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Story tips from the Department of Energys Oak Ridge National Laboratory, September 2004
2. Story tips from the Department of Energys Oak Ridge National Laboratory, August 2004
3. Story tips from the Department of Energys Oak Ridge National Laboratory, July 2004
4. Story tips from the Department of Energys Oak Ridge National Laboratory, April 2004
5. Press workshop Life, a Nobel Story
6. Story tips from the Department of Energys Oak Ridge National Laboratory, February 2004
7. Story tips from the Department of Energys Oak Ridge National Laboratory, January 2004
8. Story tips from the Department of Energys Oak Ridge National Laboratory
9. Story tips from the Department of Energys Oak Ridge National Laboratory, November 2003
10. Story tips from the Department of Energys Oak Ridge National Laboratory, September 2003
11. Science Picks-Leads, Feeds and Story Seeds (June 2003)

Post Your Comments:
(Date:3/5/2015)... In Brazil , cloud computing is fast ... and 42 percent planning to invest in them by the ... the companies will be investing in these solutions for the ... the region are currently opting for the private cloud model, ... attention in the coming years. This trend is in line ...
(Date:3/4/2015)... Mar. 04, 2015 Research and Markets ... of the "Global Biometrics Market Forecast and ... The market for biometric authentication systems is ... 14% till 2020 The driving forces ... security needs, government projects and constant development in ...
(Date:3/3/2015)... FOREST, Calif. , March 3, 2015 ... the leading provider of advanced cryogenic logistics ... markets including immunotherapies, stem cells, cell lines, ... and reproductive medicine, today announced the expansion ... Cancer Research Centers, ("Fred Hutch") Clinical ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Two of Every Three Brazilian Companies will have Invested in Cloud by 2015, Finds Frost & Sullivan 2Two of Every Three Brazilian Companies will have Invested in Cloud by 2015, Finds Frost & Sullivan 3Two of Every Three Brazilian Companies will have Invested in Cloud by 2015, Finds Frost & Sullivan 4Global Biometrics Market Forecast and Opportunities, 2020 2Global Biometrics Market Forecast and Opportunities, 2020 3Cryoport, Inc. Expands Support of Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center's Clinical Research Division 2Cryoport, Inc. Expands Support of Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center's Clinical Research Division 3
(Date:3/6/2015)... 6, 2015  Roka Bioscience, Inc. (NASDAQ: ... providing advanced testing solutions for the detection of foodborne ... fourth quarter of 2014 on March 26, 2015 after ... Bioscience will also host a conference call at 4:30 ... it,s fourth quarter financial results. During the conference call, ...
(Date:3/6/2015)... -- Health eCareers, the only online single-source healthcare recruiting ... announced the launch of ENA Job Center , ... ENA Job Center provides a powerful venue for the ... openings and for employers to reach the widest possible ... field. Job seekers now have a ...
(Date:3/6/2015)... Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) March 06, 2015 ... has formally announced its new name, Able&Co. , The ... has experienced impressive growth since its inception, continuing to ... a seasoned and multi-disciplined agency with a core focus ... the future, we want our name and visual identity ...
(Date:3/6/2015)... --  InspireMD, Inc. (NYSE MKT: NSPR) ("InspireMD" or the ... it will release its full financial results for the fourth ... 12 th after market close, followed by a conference ... and business outlook. Participants should call (888) 243-4451 ... and request the InspireMD call. A live webcast of the ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Roka Bioscience to Report Fourth Quarter 2015 Financial Results On March 26, 2015 2Health eCareers Announces Online Career Center for the Emergency Nurses Association 2Health eCareers Announces Online Career Center for the Emergency Nurses Association 3Red House Group Reveals New Identity as Able&Co. 2InspireMD to Report Financial Results for the Fourth Quarter and Year Ended December 31, 2014 on Thursday, March 12th 2
Cached News: