Tuesday, January 2, 2018
ORNL in the News

IACMI wind blade prototype became show stopper at CAMX

(Technical Textiles) The Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation’s nine-metre wind blade prototype drew much interest at the Composites and Advanced Materials Expo (CAMX) in Orlando...The project is the result of collaboration by a team of two national laboratories, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)...1/1

Liquid-Based ElectronicsTechnique Developed to Study the Viscosity of Water for Liquid Based Electronics

(Electronics 360) ...Researchers, from the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, used a high-resolution inelastic X-ray scattering technique to measure the strong bond between a hydrogen atom sandwiched between two oxygen atoms...12/28

Liane RussellLegacy of learning: Oak Ridge's Liane B. Russell has led impactful life

(The Knoxville News Sentinel) There are a few things in day-to-day life we take for granted. Stop signs are red. Supermarket bread comes sliced. Eyebrows grow above your eyes. The Y chromosome determines the male biological sex, and if you go to the dentist and you're a woman, you're going to get asked if you think you might be pregnant before you get an X-Ray. The woman to thank for those last two things is former Oak Ridge National Laboratory scientist Liane Brauch Russell, or "Lee," to those who know her...12/29

Nuclear engineering science lab program at ORNL accepting applications for spring, summer 2018

(Oak Ridge Today) The Nuclear Engineering Science Laboratory Synthesis program at Oak Ridge National Laboratory is accepting applications for spring and summer 2018. NESLS is a cooperative research initiative at ORNL administered through the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education...12/27

Science and Technology

Milky Way GalaxyPhysics Found Gravitational Waves. Now Come the Existential Questions

(WIRED) On September 14, 2015, at 3:50 AM Central time, a tiny vibration shuddered down the 2.5-mile-long arms of a massive machine in Livingston, Louisiana. A fraction of a second later, a similar vibration shook the arms of an identical machine in Hanford, Washington...12/29

Science and Technology

Curbing climate change

(Science Daily) Humans may be the dominant cause of global temperature rise, but they may also be a crucial factor in helping to reduce it, according to a new study that for the first time builds a novel model to measure the effects of behavior on climate...1/1



Brookhaven National Laboratory releases 2017 top discoveries

(Long Island/Suffolk Newsday) Glass that could improve your iPhone, sodium batteries that could replace lithium and a path to unprecedented views of the cosmos are just a few of the discoveries on Brookhaven National Laboratorys list of the institute’s top 10 discoveries of the year...12/29

DOE monitoring old fuel stocks to ensure no profiteering from companies

(GMA News) The Department of Energy (DOE) is closely monitoring the inventory of oil companies to ensure no one will take advantage of the new excise tax on petroleum products under the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion law...1/2

Local and State

18 Tennesseans to watch in 2018 and how they could make a difference next year

(The Tennessean) All of us as Tennesseans have a chance to help shape our state in 2018 — from how we interact with others to our decisions at the ballot box. But there will be some Tennesseans — longtime residents to newcomers to our state — whom we'll be keeping a close eye on for their contributions next year...12/31

Tennessee Leads Nation In Predatory Lenders And That's Not OK

(The Chattanoogan) Our state leads the nation in brick-and-mortar predatory lending locations, with over 1,200 spread across 89 of our 95 counties. In fact, Tennessee has more predatory lending locations than McDonald’s or Walmarts. These institutions charge annualized interest rates north of 450 percent, employ aggressive debt collection tactics, and target our most vulnerable residents...1/2

How Tennessee's new laws could affect your daily life

(Covington Leader) As we ring in the new year, new state laws become effective on Jan. 1 and some, like a new cell phone law and handgun permit exemption, could affect your daily life...1/1