Thursday, February 5, 2015
ORNL in the News

What’s The Future For 3D Printed Cars?

(Hybrid Cars) While 3D printing has been known since the early 80s, with more-recent advancements including the world’s first fully 3D printed prototype car popping onto the scene last year, the potential for this technology has likewise popped into the public consciousness...2/4

Thom Mason: partnerships spur economic development

(Oak Ridger) ...The ORNL highlight of public interest in the past year was the three-dimensional (3D) printing and public display of two cars with different designs. Jay Rogers, a former U.S. Marine, moved his company Local Motors from Phoenix, Ariz., to Knoxville in 2013 to use the 3D printing capabilities of ORNL’s Manufacturing Demonstration Facility (MDF)...2/4

Mason cautiously optimistic about ORNL’s 2016 budget

(Knoxville News Sentinel) Oak Ridge National Laboratory Thom Mason saw all sorts of possibilities today as he perused the Obama administration’s budget request for FY 2016 and pondered the potential spending discussions in Congress...2/2

Science and Technology

Lab on a chip turns smart phones into mobile disease clinics

(Science Magazine) Smart phones can pay our bills, track our diets, and record our slumber. Soon they may become a leading weapon in the global fight against disease...2/4

Quantum physics can fight fraud by making card verification unspoofable

(PhysOrg) Decades of data security research have brought us highly reliable, standardized tools for common tasks such as digital signatures and encryption. But hackers are constantly working to crack data security innovations. Current credit/debit card technologies put personal money at risk because they're vulnerable to fraud...2/5

Energy and Science Policy

FY 2016 Budget Request: DOE Office of Science

(AIP) The Obama Administration has requested an increase of 5.4 percent in the budget for the Department of Energy’s Office of Science in FY 2016.  Under this request, sent to Congress yesterday, the budget would increase from $5,067.7 million to $5,339.8 million...2/3

FY 2016 Budget Request: National Nuclear Security Administration

(AIP) The Obama Administration has requested an increase of 10.2 percent in the budget for the National Nuclear Security Administration in FY 2016.  Under this request, sent to Congress on Monday, the budget would increase from $11,399.0 million to $12,565.4 million...2/2

DOE

Energy Department Presents FY16 Budget Request

(Energy.gov) ... This Budget continues the Administration’s efforts to invest in America’s future, making critical investments in research, energy and infrastructure that will help support continued economic growth and job creation, in national and energy security, and in addressing the environmental legacy of the Cold War...2/2

U.S. Department of Energy’s ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit to Highlight SLIPS Technologies’ Highly-Repellent Slippery Surfaces

(Business Wire) SLIPS™ Technologies, Inc. today announced the company’s award-winning set of technologies will be showcased at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy’s (ARPA-E) Energy Innovation Summit...4/4

UPF request for FY2016 at $430M

(Knoxville News Sentinel) According to budget documents released today, the Obama administration is requested $430 million for FY 2016 work on the revised Uranium Processing Facility project at the Y-12 nuclear weapons plant in Oak Ridge...2/2

Local and State

TVA profits up $148M despite power sales dip

(Knoxville News Sentinel) Even with electricity sales down 1.6 percent, TVA's net income was up about $184 million for the first quarter of fiscal 2015 compared to the same time in 2014, the federal utility reported Wednesday...2/4

DOE East Tennessee Middle School Science Bowl at Roane State on Feb. 7

(Oak Ridge Today) The fifth annual U.S. Department of Energy’s East Tennessee Middle School Science Bowl will be hosted on Saturday, February 7, at the Roane State Community College campus in Oak Ridge...2/4

Department of Geography Hosts Father of Geographic Information Science

(Tennessee Today) Michael Goodchild, emeritus professor of geography at the University of California, Santa Barbara, will deliver the Department of Geography’s annual Hammond Lecture on February 12 at UT...2/4