ORNL in the News

DOE and NIST Considering Long-Term Research Reactor Plans

(AIP) The Department of Energy and the National Institute of Standards and Technology have recently turned their attention to the long-term future of their research reactor user facilities...3/19

Supercomputers to help supercharge ceramic matrix composite manufacturing

(PhysOrg) New software capabilities developed by computational scientists at the US Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the Rolls Royce Corporation could soon help engineers lift the gas turbine engines of aircraft and power plants to higher efficiencies...3/20

Neutrons paint atomic portrait of prototypical cell signaling enzyme

(Newswise) Direct observations of the structure and catalytic mechanism of a prototypical kinase enzyme—protein kinase A or PKA—will provide researchers and drug developers with significantly enhanced abilities to understand and treat fatal diseases and neurological disorders such as cancer, diabetes, and cystic fibrosis...3/19

What’s New in HPC Research: TensorFlow, Buddy Compression, Intel Optane & More

(HPC Wire) TensorFlow – an emerging open-source framework that supports using distributed applications on heterogeneous hardware – is gaining popularity for ML applications...3/20

Science and Technology

U.S. Mathematician Becomes First Woman To Win Abel Prize, 'Math's Nobel'

(NPR) "I find that I am bored with anything I understand," Karen Uhlenbeck once said - and that sense of curiosity is part of why she won the prestigious Abel Prize, from the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters...3/19

Scientists rise up against statistical significance

(Nature) Valentin Amrhein, Sander Greenland, Blake McShane and more than 800 signatories call for an end to hyped claims and the dismissal of possibly crucial effects...3/20

Energy and Science Policy

DOE and NIST Considering Long-Term Research Reactor Plans

(AIP) The Department of Energy and the National Institute of Standards and Technology have recently turned their attention to the long-term future of their research reactor user facilities. Meanwhile, unplanned shutdowns at both facilities have put a temporary strain on the U.S.’ already heavily subscribed capacity for neutron-beam research...3/19

DOE

Lithium ions flow through solid material

(Newswise) “We have identified a material that has insulating properties better than a liquid and ion conductivity rare for a solid.” — Subramanian Sankaranarayanan, scientist at Argonne’s Center for Nanoscale Materials...3/20

Racing against China, US reveals details of S$675 million supercomputer

(Today) The United States Department of Energy has disclosed details of one of the most expensive computers being built: a US$500 million (S$675 million) machine based on Intel and Cray technology that may become crucial in a high-stakes technology race between the United States and China....3/20

Establishment of the U.S.-Brazil Energy Forum

(Energy.gov) The United States and Brazil announced their intent to establish the U.S.-Brazil Energy Forum (USBEF), a new bilateral government-to-government energy cooperative framework....3/19

Local and State

Pipe rack from TCAT-Harriman students will help Roane State chemical engineering technology students

(Oak Ridge Today) Students in the Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Harriman built equipment to help train students taking Roane State’s chemical engineering technology courses...3/19

New UT Lab Offers Water Quality Testing for National Agencies

(Tennessee News) A laboratory established in spring 2018 in UT’s Tickle College of Engineering is on its way to becoming a regional leader in water quality analysis...3/18