ORNL in the News

Lincoln Electric and Partners Awarded Funding for Additive Manufacturing R&D

(Fabricating and Metalworking) The Lincoln Electric Company (Cleveland, OH) is part of a team that has received funding through America Makes (Youngstown, OH), the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute, in conjunction with the National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining (NCDMM; Blairsville, PA), for pursuing its patented laser hot wire technology for additive manufacturing (AM)...The project team also includes: Caterpillar Inc., EWI, GKN Aerospace, IPG Photonics Corp., ITAMCO, Oak Ridge National Lab, United Technologies Corp., and University of Tennessee, Knoxville...8/19

Electric Grid VulnerabilitiesElectric Grid Vulnerabilities in Southeast U.S. Are Modeled

(Engineering 360) Climate and energy scientists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) have developed a method to pinpoint which electrical service areas will likely be most vulnerable as populations grow and temperatures rise...8/18

National Parking Association Honors Parking Industry’s Most Influential Young Professionals

(Park News) “NPA is extremely proud to recognize the impact of the parking industry’s best and brightest young professionals, and to also foster leadership development that will continue the industry’s innovation and growth,” said NPA President Christine Banning, MA, CAE...Matt Powell Oak Ridge National Laboratory...8/19

ORNL Collaborates with Six Small Businesses on Clean Energy Tech

(PhysOrg) Six small companies will tap the expertise of the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory to move their manufacturing, fuel cell, geothermal and vehicle technologies closer to the marketplace. The businesses are among 43 selected to participate in the second round of DOE's Small Business Vouchers (SBV) pilot...8/19

Science and Technology

LHCChina, Japan, CERN: Who will host the next LHC?

(Nature News) It was a triumph for particle physics — and many were keen for a piece of the action. The discovery of the Higgs boson in 2012 using the world’s largest particle accelerator, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), prompted a pitch from Japanese scientists to host its successor...8/19

 

Energy and Science Policy

NSF Reviewing Use of Rotating Scientists, May Seek New Hiring Authorities

(AIP) At the August National Science Board meeting, the National Science Foundation presented an analysis of its extensive use of rotating scientific personnel and suggested that the foundation might seek new hiring authorities from Congress in order to reduce its reliance on rotators for executive-level positions...8/19

 

DOE

Energy Department Announces Conclusion of Crude Oil Overcharge Refund Program

(Energy.gov) Today, the U.S. Department of Energy announced the completion of the crude oil overcharge refund program. Since the program’s inception in 1986, the Energy Department has collected over $4 billion and disbursed it to the states and federal government. Refunds to states went toward their energy programs, passing along savings to the public...8/18

Salmon CannonMeet the ‘Salmon Cannon:’ This high-tech contraption sends fish flying over dams and other barriers

(GeekWire) Hydroelectric energy is hugely important to Washington state. It accounts for about one third of Washington's energy consumption, more than any other energy source, and dams power jobs all over the state. But these dams can be a huge problem for another important part of Washington's industry: salmon...8/19

Local and State

New permanent home for Friendship Bell weighs heavy on hearts, minds of Ridgers

(Oak Ridger) The Oak Ridge City Council was told Tuesday night that construction on a new pavilion for the International Friendship Bell could begin by spring 2017. Also, the committee deciding the fate of the new pavilion is suggesting that it be moved to a more centralized location in A.K. Bissell Park...8/18

Tennessee Aquarium To Get Monster Fish Exhibit

(The Chattanoogan) "Monster Fish: In Search of the Last River Giants," a National Geographic exhibition, will open on October 1 in the River Place building adjacent to the Tennessee Aquarium's ticketing center located in Aquarium Plaza and the former site of the Chattanooga History Center...8/21