(GCN) Researchers at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory have developed a framework for gathering and analyzing data from mobile devices such as smart phones in the field without depending on central repositories or back-end systems...5/14
(Knoxville News Sentinel) Environmental regulators are in informal dispute with the Dept. of Energy on a number of issues regarding the Oak Ridge cleanup program, and the state of Tennessee has been playing hardball at times, rejecting multiple requests for milestone changes in recent months because of differences over funding commitments...5/15
(WBIR) Spider Monkey the cat certainly has a human personality -- and his tissue is kind of like a human's too -- which is why tissue samples from UT Veterinary Clinic patients may soon help their two-legged friends.
Once removed, tumors are sliced up and turned into slides, then dyed and read by pathologists.
"You're looking for disorder in the nuclei of the cells. Sometimes it's very difficult to tell if cells are normal or abnormal," said Oak Ridge National Lab Research & Development Staff Member Dr. Trent Nichols...5/14
(Sunpluggers) Kristina M. Johnson, an electrical engineer and undersecretary of the U.S. Department of Energy, has been selected to receive the 2010 Women of Vision Leadership Award from the Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology...5/14
(Tacoma News Tribune) The Department of Energy is considering options for the transition to the end of economic stimulus spending at nuclear weapons sites, including Hanford, said Ines Triay, the DOE assistant secretary for environmental management...5/16
(Reuters) The percentage of US electricity produced by non-hydro renewable energy sources will increase from 4 percent in 2009 to 12.3 percent in 2030, according to the "Annual Energy Outlook 2010" published Tuesday by the Department of Energy's Energy Information Administration (EIA)...5/13
State & Regional
(Oak Ridger) On Friday mornings at 7:30, what has come to be known as a truly unique Oak Ridge event occurs. The East Tennessee Economic Council's weekly meeting consists of a packed room of highly motivated and energetic individuals from many of the large and small organizations in the area as well as key leaders of the community, state and nation who are often in attendance...5/14
(Washington Post) [Registration Required] In celebrating her election last weekend to head the Service Employees International Union -- the nation's fastest-growing and most politically active labor organization -- Mary Kay Henry vowed to "build on the success" of Andrew L. Stern, the charismatic, ambitious labor leader who is taking his influence to new arenas, such as President Obama's deficit commission...5/15
(Washington Post) [Registration Required] On April 21, with the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig still in flames, John W. Degravelles and a group of other lawyers sued for damages...5/17
(knoxville News Sentinel) As Mike Ross' Rarity Communities empire shrinks from its peak of 10 developments, Rarity Ridge remains one of only three properties still being actively marketed...5/16