Monthly Archives: February 2012

OSTI partnering in SciData initiative at the University of Tennessee

As scientific data grows in scale across all scientific disciplines, the need for professionals trained in the management and curation of scientific data is also growing. To meet this need, the University of Tennessee School of Information Sciences has developed SciData, a new master’s initiative focusing on science data management. Partners include the Institute of Museum and Library Services along with Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Information International Associates (IIa), the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center, and the Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI). For more information, see the press release.

A new way to see inside the body offers deeper understanding of the brain


A portable brain-imaging device invented by scientists at Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), a Department of Energy laboratory, is moving closer to commercial market. This new way to “see” inside the body offers promise of a deeper understanding of the brain and the diseases that affect it. The miniaturization of a positron emission tomography (PET) scanner allows for a dynamic range of new applications, including integration with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and compact scanners that can be “worn” by fully conscious, active rats (see Press Release). Read more at the DOepatents database, and view related patents to this invention. DOepatents is the central collection of DOE patent information, where research and development intersect with innovation and invention. This collection demonstrates the Department’s considerable contribution to scientific progress from the 1940s to today.