ORNL in the News

Volume 2 of the 2016 Billion-Ton Report Analyzes Potential Environmental Effects

(Energy Industry Today) The 2016 Billion-Ton Report (BT16), Volume 2: Environmental Sustainability Effects of Select Scenarios from Volume 1, jointly released by the U.S. Department of Energy's Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), is a pioneering effort to analyze a range of potential environmental effects associated with illustrative near-term and long-term biomass-production scenarios from the 2016 Billion-Ton Report, Volume 1...n.d.

Nanoscale StructuresORNL 3D prints nanoscopic materials with electron beam precision

(3D Printing Industry) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Tennessee, is known for 3D printing large objects, such as their airplane part that made it into the Guinness World Book of Records and the 3D printed vehicles they displayed during Chicago's IMTS...1/11

Same Spark, More BytesSame Spark, More Bytes

(Inside Science) Scientists from Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee have broken the efficiency record for data transfer. Using a quantum communication process known as superdense coding, they squeezed through an average 1.67 bits of data per qubit. Qubits, which is short for "quantum bits," are units of data that utilize quantum properties to store information...1/11

UT-Battelle fulfills $250,000 pledge to Emory Valley Center campaign

(Oak Ridge Today) UT-Battelle, the managing contractor for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, made the final installment of a $250,000 pledge by presenting a $50,000 check in late December to the Emory Valley Center, a community facility that serves people with disabilities, a press release said...1/12


Science and Technology

Light source discovery 'challenges basic assumption' of physics

(Science Daily) A widely-held understanding of electromagnetic radiation has been challenged in newly published research. The study found that the normal direct correspondence between the bandwidths of the current source and emitted radiation can be broken. This was achieved by extracting narrowband radiation with high efficiency, without making the oscillation of the current narrowband.

Energy and Science Policy

In Farewell Speech, Moniz Unveils National Labs Report and Scientific Integrity Policy

(AIP) In his final public speech in D.C., Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz rolled out the first annual report on the state of the Department of Energy national laboratories alongside an enhanced scientific integrity policy that now applies to all DOE employees, including those at the labs...1/13


Cleanup program leader looks back at 2016, ahead at 'exciting' 2017

(Oak Ridger) To borrow a recent Oak Ridger headline quoting Oak Ridge Mayor Warren Gooch, "By any standard, excitement and momentum are building in Oak Ridge." These words aren't only fitting for the city of Oak Ridge and the growing number of exciting things happening here...1/16

Researchers plotting out future of energy grid

(Crain's Cleveland Business) Alexis Abramson, director of the Great Lakes Energy Institute at Case Western Reserve University, thinks it's likely the energy grid of the future will look drastically different from today's system, upgrading the aging traditional grid and incorporating more renewable energy sources...1/15

Manhattan ProjectPassions Flare Over Memory Of The Manhattan Project

(NPR) Unlike some of the most well-known national parks, one of the newer additions won't have mountains with snow-capped peaks or desert canyons. The Manhattan Project National Historical Park will offer something different: the story of how scientists created the world's first atomic bomb. But how the story will be told is surrounded by controversy...1/14

DOE Releases Second Annual National Energy Employment Analysis

(Energy.gov) The U.S. Department of Energy today released the agency’s second annual analysis of how changes in America’s energy profile are affecting national employment in key sectors of the economy. By administering a new supplemental survey to over 30,000 energy sector employers, the Department’s 2017 U.S. Energy and Employment Report (USEER) tracked dramatic growth in several key sectors of the U.S. economy in 2016...1/13

Local and State

Check Out the 10 Safest and Most Dangerous Cities in the U.S.

(The Alameda Patch) What if we told you the safest city in the country also produced the atomic bomb and American country and gospel quartet the Oak Ridge Boys? Believe it! Each year, we look forward to the list of the safest and most dangerous cities in the United States, determined by neighborhood search engine and data provider NeighborhoodScout...1/11