ORNL in the News

Ultrasonic vibrations could bring 
energy efficient clothes drying

(Power Electronic Tips) Homes owners who have grappled with the nuisance of vibrating clothes washers and dryers may be surprised to learn that coming generations of appliances could use vibrations as a way to boost energy efficiency. So say researchers at the at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee...8/23

New approach to determining how atoms are arranged in materials

(ChemEurope) Researchers from North Carolina State University, the National Institute of Standards and Technology and Oak Ridge National Laboratory have developed a novel approach to materials characterization, using Bayesian statistical methods to glean new insights into the structure of materials...8/25

Researchers moving forward with neutrino experiments

(PhysOrg) ...This year the field of neutrino physics is full of enthusiasm as three significant experiments with different goals gear up to advance our understanding of neutrino physics. All three experiments benefit from expertise and facilities at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory...8/24

UPS Pursues Ambitious Sustainability Research Projects With U.S. Department Of Energy To Power The Future Of Trucking

(UPS Pressroom) ...The first grant, worth $1 million with a possible expansion to $10 million if the technology proves successful, will fund a joint project between UPS, Oak Ridge DOE National Lab, Workhorse, CALSTART and Cisco. Researchers will attempt to develop a charger for electric trucks that’s embedded in the ground...8/24

Science and Technology

Auto, aerospace industries warm to 3D printing

(PhysOrg) New 3D printing technology unveiled this week sharply increases the size of objects that can be produced, offering new possibilities to remake manufacturing in the auto, aerospace and other major industries...8/25

Energy and Science Policy

NSF Seeking Research Community Input on Next Strategic Plan

(AIP) The National Science Foundation is soliciting feedback on the foundation’s next strategic plan, which will set its vision statement, core values, and strategic goals and objectives from 2018 to 2022...8/24

Ranking Universities by ‘Greenness’

(NY Times) Universities these days are scrambling to burnish their sustainability credentials, with efforts that include wind power, organic food and competitions to save energy...8/20

DOE

Can we turn carbon dioxide into fuel, rather than a pollutant?

(Energy.gov) In a new study from the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory and the University of Illinois at Chicago, researchers were able to convert carbon dioxide into a usable energy source using sunlight...8/18

Local and State

Fiber optic cable for Oak Ridge?

(Oak Ridger) A fiber optic network in Oak Ridge could mean more connected residents and greater communication between those residents and the city. But at what cost?...8/23

Groundbreaking Thursday for UPF Construction Support Building

(Oak Ridge Today) A groundbreaking has been scheduled for Thursday morning for the three-story Construction Support Building for the multi-billion dollar Uranium Processing Facility at Y-12 National Security Complex...8/22

Additive manufacturing can be used for more than making cars

(Knoxville News Sentinel) ...The company shifted into gear in 2014 when Local Motors partnered with the Oak Ridge National Laboratory to print the Strati, the world's first 3-D printed car. The Strati was printed live at the International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago...8/1