Thursday, January 26, 2017
ORNL in the News

Terrestrial Energy to License SMR in the United States

(Power Engineering) Terrestrial Energy USA Ltd. has informed the Nuclear Regulatory Commission it plans to license a small modular nuclear reactor in the United States...Terrestrial Energy had previously announced it was collaborating with Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee, as well as the University of Manchester in the UK...1/24

Connecting the Bytes

(Newswise) Supercomputers like Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Titan are advancing science at a frenetic pace and helping researchers make sense of data that could have easily been missed, says Ramakrishnan “Ramki” Kannan...1/25

Sci-fi holograms a step closer with ANU invention

(EurekAlert) Physicists from The Australian National University (ANU) have invented a tiny device that creates the highest quality holographic images ever achieved...Part of the research was conducted in collaboration with the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in the United States and Nanjing University in China...1/24

The Method: Supercomputers and the Human Brain

(WUOT) ... The world’s third-most powerful supercomputer is located in Oak Ridge, and though it bears the imposing name TITAN, its goals and capabilities are more quotidian than dystopian...1/25

Alexander to chair subcommittee that oversees funding for ORNL, Y-12, DOE cleanup work

(Oak Ridge Today) The Senate Appropriations Committee announced Wednesday that U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander, a Tennessee Republican, will serve as chairman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development for the 115th Congress...1/25

Science and Technology

Nation’s Largest Offshore Wind Farm Will Be Built Off Long Island

(NY Times) Seeking to meet growing electric demand in the Hamptons with renewable energy, the Long Island Power Authority approved the nation’s largest offshore wind farm on Wednesday, set for the waters between the eastern tip of Long Island and Martha’s Vineyard...1/25

Energy and Science Policy

EPA Scientists' Work May Face 'Case By Case' Review By Trump Team, Official Says

(NPR) Scientists at the Environmental Protection Agency who want to publish or present their scientific findings likely will need to have their work reviewed on a "case by case basis" before it can be disseminated, according to a spokesman for the agency's transition team...1/25

DOE

Freightliner Custom Chassis Named to DOE Consortium

(Trailer Body Builders) The U.S. Dept. of Energy has selected Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp. (FCCC) as part of a multidisciplinary consortium that will explore improving on-road freight efficiency for medium and heavy-duty trucks...1/24

Advanced materials power next-generation molecular separations

(PhysOrg) Chemical separation processes account for as much as 15 percent of the world's total energy consumption. Development of next-generation molecularly-selective synthetic membranes will be among the drivers for more efficient, large-scale separation processes that could dramatically reduce that number...1/26

Local and State

Smokies, national parks go greener

(Knoxville News Sentinel) In a National Park Service effort to reduce the carbon footprint of some of greenest and most scenic places in the country, Smokies park officials are planning to install a solar panel in the remote Mount Sterling area of Haywood County...1/24

Main Street Oak Ridge construction ramps up

(WATE-TV) There is more progress along Main Street in Oak Ridge to transform the former mall into a shopping destination...1/25

Nuclear Engineering Students Earn National Nuclear Security Administration Grants

(Tennessee Today) Three UT nuclear engineering students have been selected for the National Nuclear Security Administration’s Graduate Fellowship Program, one of the most exclusive paths afforded to budding nuclear engineers...1/24

Passions Flare Over Memory Of The Manhattan Project

(NPR) ...The Manhattan Project National Historical Park will offer something different: the story of how scientists created the world's first atomic bomb. But how the story will be told is surrounded by controversy...1/14