ORNL in the News

Centrifuge demonstration extended

(Knoxville News Sentinel) Centrus Energy Corp. (formerly USEC) announced this week that Oak Ridge National Laboratory had exercised the option to extend the American Centrifuge Technology Demonstration project by another six months to Sept. 30, 2015...1/26

ORNL develops new cyber security technology

(WVLT-TV) A new weapon against malware has been developed at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. According to reports an 11-person tech squad has developed Hyperion, which they say is able to identify dangerous software even if it's not on a list of known threats...1/25

ORNL Director Optimistic About Lab's Present And Future

(WUOT) [Audio]..In a conversation with WUOT All Things Considered host Brandon Hollingsworth, Mason is gives his forecast for what the new year will bring to ORNL. This year will include progress on the president's plans for a manufacturing hub, emerging cybersecurity threats and new composite materials that might end up in your car in the not-too-distant future....1/21

Science and Technology

Nature publisher to merge with the world’s second biggest science publisher

(Science Magazine) The London-based publisher of Nature and Scientific American, Macmillan Science and Education, announced today that it will merge with Berlin-based Springer Science+Business Media, one of the world’s largest science, technology, and medicine publishers...1/15

Energy and Science Policy

Worry for Solar Projects After End of Tax Credits

(NY Times) For more than a year now, an enormous solar thermal power plant has been humming along in the Arizona desert, sending out power as needed, even well after sunset...1/25

DOE

Y-12 planning to acquire thousands of tons of uranium

(Knoxville News Sentinel) Y-12 is known as the “Fort Knox of Uranium” and houses the nation’s largest stockpile of highly enriched uranium, but the nuclear weapons plant is actually trying to acquire more uranium — thousands of tons of high-purity depleted uranium — for use in its production missions...1/26

WEPAR chronology at Y-12: promising project put on hold, postponed and now canceled

(Knoxville News Sentinel) The WEPAR project was a victim not only of multiple setbacks involving UPF — which had gotten totally out of control from a financial standpoint — but also part of the fallout from the July 28, 2012 break-in by an 82-year-old nun and two other senior peace protesters...1/23

The Future is Now for Advanced Vehicles

(Energy.gov) The future is on display at the Washington Auto Show and on a road near you. Advanced vehicles featuring hydrogen fuel cells, innovative rechargeable batteries and cutting edge materials not only show promise for tomorrow -- they’re available today...1/23

Local and State

Determining costs, design for housing Friendship Bell

(Oak Ridger) Plans are being developed and costs are being considered in determining the fate of the International Friendship Bell in A.K. Bissell Park...1/22

NIMBioS Study: Warming Could Cause Great Loss of Great Barrier Reef Corals

(Tennessee Today) The coverage of living corals on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef could decline to less than 10 percent if ocean warming continues, according to a new study that explores the short- and long-term consequences of environmental changes to the reef...1/22

UT Launches Aerospace and Defense Business Institute

(Tennessee Today) The Haslam College of Business, in partnership with the UT Office of Research and Engagement, has launched a new institute to better organize and build aerospace- and defense-related research, education, and training...1/22