Monday, January 11, 2016
ORNL in the News

National Lab Pushes Graph Platforms to New Points

(The Next Platform) While graph analytics is not a likely replacement for the standard relational databases that many companies will stick with for many years to come, the value of graphs for a particular set of knowledge discovery applications has become clearer...Oak Ridge is a familiar site for supercomputer maker, Cray, which  built its superstar Titan machine, which still sits near the top of the bi-annual Top 500 list of the most powerful supercomputers...1/7

DroneShould drones be first on the scene?

(Las Vegas Sun) First responders' work can be dirty, dangerous and difficult — searching for missing people, responding to toxic spills, diagramming crime scenes, investigating fires...The Clark County Fire Department offered input and worked with UNLV, Praxis Aerospace Concepts, Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the U.S. Geological Survey to propose and design a study on how drones could be used in fire response and emergency management...1/11

Science and Technology

3D-Printed OrgansLow-cost 3-D printer-based organ model production technique reveals complicated interior organ structure

(Science Daily) The University of Tsukuba in conjunction with Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd. (DNP) have successfully developed a low cost human organ model production technique for use with 3D printers that helps reveal complicated interior organ structure...1/8

Energy and Science Policy

2016 Appropriations: By the Numbers

(AIP) The annual spending law that funds the federal science agencies, offices, and accounts through the end of fiscal year 2016 provides significant growth for the physical sciences...1/7

Are blue skies back for Canada’s scientists?

(Times Higher Education) Six months ago, one of Canada’s leading neuroscientists, Robert Brownstone, announced his resignation as director of research in neurosurgery at Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia, citing the Canadian government’s “worrisome” cuts to science funding and its shift towards applied research...1/7



Congressmen press Department of Energy on American Centrifuge Project funding

(Highland County Press) After passing legislation to fully fund the American Centrifuge Project in December, Congressmen representing southern Ohio are now pressing the Department of Energy to spend the appropriated funds to keep the project on track...1/8

A boost for Oak Ridge cleanup

(The Knoxville News Sentinel) There's good news for the Department of Energy's environmental cleanup program in Oak Ridge. After the dust settled on the federal budget for the rest of Fiscal Year 2016, it looks like Oak Ridge will get a significant boost in funding for cleanup activities...1/7

Local and State

No shortage of issues when Tennessee legislature opens Tuesday

(Commercial Appeal) The Tennessee legislature opens its 2016 run Tuesday with a long agenda that includes a possible fuel-tax increase, tax cuts, health care coverage, criminal justice issues, a budget surplus and education issues spanning prekindergarten through higher education...1/10

CherokeeUT student project tells little-known stories of East Tennessee Cherokees

(Chattanooga Times Free Press) Most people have never heard of Isabel "Belle" Cobb, a Cherokee girl who lived with her family near Red Clay in Bradley County during the 1860s and 1870s The little girl who would become the first doctor in Indian Territory made her way to a one-room schoolhouse by crossing Candies Creek...1/11