Thursday, Janurary 5, 2017
ORNL in the News

Story tips from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, January 2017

(EurekAlert) SUPERCONDUCTIVITY - Crystal clear conclusion ...ENVIRONMENT - Triple benefit ...COMPUTING - Charting new territory ...MATERIALS - Measuring and manipulating graphene ...SUPERCOMPUTING - Resolving the bottleneck ...1/4

Ceramic matrix composites take flight in LEAP jet engine

(PhysOrg) ...A quarter-century ago, the U.S. Department of Energy began a program, led by DOE's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, to support U.S. development of CMC materials...1/4


Science and Technology

Quantum Computers Ready to Leap Out of the Lab in 2017

(Scientific American) Quantum computing has long seemed like one of those technologies that are 20 years away, and always will be. But 2017 could be the year that the field sheds its research-only image...1/4

Is wood a green source of energy? Scientists are divided

(Science Magazine) It took half a century for an acorn to grow into the 20-meter-tall oak tree standing here in a North Carolina hardwood forest near the banks of the Northeast Cape Fear River. But it takes just seconds to turn the oak into fuel for the furnace of a European power plant...1/5

Energy and Science Policy

Methane's On The Rise, But Regulations To Stop Gas Leaks Still Debated

(NPR) There's more methane gas in the atmosphere than there used to be, by every scientific measure. The Obama administration has been trying to stem the increase of this powerful greenhouse gas, but the incoming Trump administration appears bent on keeping the government's hands off methane...1/2


UCOR, DOE cleanup contractor in Oak Ridge, earns 94 percent of award fee

(Oak Ridge Today) UCOR, the U.S. Department of Energy’s cleanup contractor in Oak Ridge, received about $3.4 million for its performance from April through September 2016, or 94 percent of the total award fee available, federal officials said...1/5

Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management cuts costs by $5.4 million

(Oak Ridge Today) The Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management, or OREM, has cut costs by $5.4 million, federal officials said. OREM is one of several U.S. Department of Energy Environmental Management, or EM, sites that reduced costs by more than $100 million in fiscal year 2016, which ended September 30...1/5

Energy Department Launches New Manufacturing USA Institute Focused on Recycling and Reusing Materials

( As part of the Manufacturing USA initiative, today the Energy Department announced its new Reducing Embodied-energy and Decreasing Emissions (REMADE) Institute, which will be headquartered in Rochester, New York and led by the Sustainable Manufacturing Innovation Alliance...1/4

Local and State

City safe, but should be careful with waste

(Oak Ridger) According to Ellen Smith, Oak Ridge City Council member and Oak Ridge National Laboratory employee, waste disposal will continue to be an issue in Oak Ridge's future...1/4