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Cutting-edge science images from Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Beautiful science at Oak Ridge National Laboratory

All of the images and captions in this gallery are from the collection of Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee. Scientists at ORNL's facilities perform cutting edge reseach in the fields of astrophysics, neutron science, nanotechnology, supercomputing, energy and other fields, collaborating with universities and researchers worldwide. It is the home of the world's fastest supercomputer, the Cray XT "Jaguar."

Image: ITER 3D plasma equilibrium with ripple contours

Courtesy of Oak Ridge National Laboratory, U.S. Dept. of Energy

Related Geekend post: A gallery tour of the latest science at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

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6 comments
robo_dev
robo_dev

Half of the stuff looks like a movie set. Very neat stuff. Quick MacGuiver! To the High Flux Isotope Reactor Control Room! :) :)

candi46
candi46

wow wonderful very interesting.

Regulus
Regulus

I really would have liked to copy this to a Word Document. Even a PDF would have been better than this.

zclayton2
zclayton2

but not cutting edge. hotcells have been in use since the 1940's. the research in them is what would be cutting edge.

gws8
gws8

If only i could have this setup in my backyard....awesome!!