Thursday, January 12, 2017
ORNL in the News

ORNL discovers new method to remove carbon from air

(Knoxville News Sentinel) Researchers at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory have discovered a new method for removing carbon dioxide from ambient air while conducting a study that was intended to help remove contaminants from water...1/10

Crystallization method offers new option for carbon capture from ambient air

(ChemEurope) Scientists at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory have found a simple, reliable process to capture carbon dioxide directly from ambient air, offering a new option for carbon capture and storage strategies to combat global warming...1/11

Fleischmann, Alexander urge Perry to visit Oak Ridge lab

(Times Free Press) U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann says he intends to invite U.S. Secretary of Energy nominee Rick Perry to Oak Ridge National Laboratory and educate the Trump administration on its value...1/11

NuScale Submits Reactor Design To the NRC

(New Energy and Fuel) ...Advanced modular nuclear reactors could restart the atomic age by providing cheap, meltdown-proof and waste-free nuclear power. These reactors were originally developed at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory...1/11

Oak Ridge Plays key role in Exascale Computing Project

(Inside HPC) Oak Ridge National Laboratory reports that its team of experts are playing leading roles in the recently established DOE’s Exascale Computing Project...1/11

Science and Technology

Legendary radio telescope hangs in the balance

(Nature) It is the radio telescope that hunts killer asteroids, probes distant cosmic blasts and decades ago sent Earth’s most powerful message to the stars. Yet the storied Arecibo Observatory, an enormous aluminium dish nestled in a Puerto Rican sinkhole, might soon find itself out of the science game...1/10

How English Came To Be The Dominant Language In Science Publications

(NPR) ...A team at the University of Cambridge released a study last week highlighting all the science that is getting published in languages other than English...1/8

Energy and Science Policy

President Obama's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology Holds Final Meeting

(AIP) ...On the agenda were a new report on maintaining U.S. competitiveness in the semiconductor industry, a biennial review of the National Nanotechnology Initiative, and an addendum to PCAST’s September report on forensic science...1/10


Energy Department Releases First-Ever State of the National Labs Report

( The report highlights the remarkable accomplishments and capabilities of the National Labs, evaluates some of the improvements DOE has made in recent years in its management and coordination with the labs, and charts a course for continued American leadership in science and technology...1/11

Yucca Mountain won’t be site for nuclear waste, energy secretary says

(Las Vegas Review) Citing local opposition to the project, U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz dismissed speculation Wednesday that a nuclear waste repository could open at Yucca Mountain near Las Vegas...1/11

Brookhaven National Laboratory's Top-10 Science Successes of 2016

(Newswise) From advances in accelerators and experiments exploring the building blocks of matter and making medical isotopes to new revelations about superconductors, nanomaterials, and biofuels, 2016 was a year of accomplishment at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory...1/11

Local and State

Oak Ridge seeks community input for new ‘city blueprint’

(Oak Ridge Today) ...“Residents will be asked for feedback on what Oak Ridge is doing right, city services that can be done better, and new innovative ideas that can be implemented,”...1/11

Castaway Doubts: Jantz to Review Evidence of Amelia Earhart Theory

(Tennessee Today) Richard Jantz—professor emeritus of anthropology and director emeritus of UT’s Forensic Anthropology Center—is working with the International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery (TIGHAR) on research papers that will document their conclusions...1/10