Thursday, February 16, 2017
ORNL in the News

ORNL wins 4 tech transfer awards

(Oak Ridger) Four technologies developed at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory have earned Federal Laboratory Consortium Awards for excellence in technology transfer...2/14

Memristor Research Highlights Neuromorphic Device Future

(The Next Platform) ...there are myriad projects underway to develop such neuromorphic computing capabilities...government agencies like the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee and universities like MIT and Stanford and its NeuroGrid project also have efforts underway...2/15

Oak Ridge National Lab Neutronic and Fuel Cycle Analysis of the Transatomic Power Molten Salt Reactor

(Next Big Future) Presenting the results from the first phase of the collaboration between Transatomic Power Corporation (TAP) and Oak Ridge National Laboratory to provide neutronic and fuel cycle analysis of the TAP core design through the Department of Energy Gateway for Accelerated Innovation in Nuclear, Nuclear Energy Voucher program...2/15

University of Maine partners with Oak Ridge National Laboratory

(The Maine Campus) ...The partnership is meant to enhance the development of forest-based biomaterials for use with advanced additive manufacturing, composite materials development and manufacturing, as well as bio-refineries, bioenergy and biofuels...2/5

Science and Technology

Solar and wind energy propel growth in US renewables

(Nature) Renewable-energy capacity in the United States has more than tripled since 2008, according to a report published this month on US sustainable energy by the Business Council for Sustainable Energy (BCSE), an industry group...2/14

 

Energy and Science Policy

Science Appropriations Leaders of the 115th Congress: Many Familiar Faces and Some New

(AIP) The House and Senate have announced who will lead the appropriations subcommittees for the 115th Congress, and there are a few new faces atop the four subcommittees that oversee the lion’s share of federal R&D spending...2/15

DOE

Y-12 to revitalize facilities, reduce mercury contamination with new plan

(WATE-TV) The Department of Energy is releasing new information about their plans to clean up the area around Y-12 by demolishing old, unused buildings that could pose a threat to the environment...2/14

Berkeley Lab in race to create first successful dark matter detector

(The Daily Californian) Researchers at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory are trying to create the first experiment to successfully detect dark matter. The experiment, known as the LUX-ZEPLIN, or LZ experiment, is designed to directly detect dark matter — specifically weakly interacting massive particles, or WIMPs...2/14

Local and State

Threats found in major dams in Tennessee

(Knoxville News Sentinel) In general terms, "we're in pretty good shape," with about 98 percent of the state's dams in compliance with regulations, said Lyle Bentley, lead engineer with the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation's dam-safety program...2/15

TWRA confirms cougars in Tennessee

(WVLT-TV) ...All of the confirmed sightings listed are in Middle or West Tennessee. There are several possible reports in East Tennessee, but none confirmed by the TWRA...2/16