Monday, February 19, 2018
ORNL in the News

Researchers demonstrate promising method for improving quantum information processing

(Infosurhoy) ...“We were able to demonstrate extremely high-fidelity results right off the bat, which is very impressive for the optics approach,” said Pavel Lougovski, the project’s principal investigator. “We are carving out a subfield here at ORNL with our frequency-based encoding work.”...2/17

 

DOE National Lab Develops Supertough Bioplastic

(Polyestertime) Researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory announced the development of a method to create a supertough renewable plastic with improved manufacturability...2/19

Catalysts, Cleaning and Cook

(Ethanol Producer Magazine) It’s not every day that scientists stumble upon novel ways to make biofuel, but that’s exactly what Oak Ridge National Laboratory researchers have done by discovering that a simple catalyst based on carbon, nitrogen and copper can turn carbon dioxide and water into ethanol...2/15

AEM LAUNCHES PODCAST TO EXPLORE DISRUPTIVE INDUSTRY TOPICS

(Concrete Homes Magazine) ...The first episode features an interview with Dr. Lonnie Love from the Oak Ridge National Lab, who led the effort to build the world’s first additive manufactured excavator, Project AME, which debuted at CONEXPO-CON/AGG & IFPE 2017. Lonnie discusses about how the new 3D printing technology they develop is changing business models throughout the manufacturing sector...2/17

Discover ORNL research opportunities at Virtual Career Fair

(ORNL Today) Undergraduates, graduate students, and recent college graduates may find the research opportunity that meets their career goals during the Oak Ridge National Laboratory Science Education and Workforce Development Virtual Career Fair next week...2/15

Science and Technology

How Long Can a Neutron Live? Depends on Who You Ask

(Wired.com) When physicists strip neutrons from atomic nuclei, put them in a bottle, then count how many remain there after some time, they infer that neutrons radioactively decay in 14 minutes and 39 seconds, on average...(2/18)

Energy and Science Policy

Trump's budget request a mixed bag for Oak Ridge National Lab, Y-12

(Knoxville News Sentinel) President Donald Trump's Department of Energy budget request is not much better than last year's, at least not for Oak Ridge...2/15

DOE

Gordon-Hagerty confirmed as NNSA administrator

(Oak Ridge Today) Lisa E. Gordon-Hagerty was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on Thursday as the U.S. Department of Energy’s under secretary for nuclear security and administrator for the National Nuclear Security Administration...2/16

Energy Department Invests $44M in Advanced Carbon Capture Technologies Projects

(Energy.gov) The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy has selected seven projects to receive approximately $44 million in federal funding for cost-shared research and development through the funding opportunity announcement, Design and Testing of Advanced Carbon Capture Technologies...2/16

OSTI Launches OSTI.GOV

(OSTI.gov)The Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI) has taken another step in improving citizen and researcher access to DOE research results.  Specifically, OSTI has redesigned its homepage and website so that OSTI.GOV now serves as the search tool for DOE’s research and development (R&D) results, as well as OSTI’s organizational hub...2/7

Local and State

Moody's says selling TVA would drive up power costs

(Times Free Press) President Donald Trump's proposal to sell the transmission assets of the Tennessee Valley Authority and other federal power agencies faces a skeptical Congress unlikely to support divestitures of popular federal agencies...2/17