Thursday, February 19, 2015
ORNL in the News

Climate Data Analysis Project Team Receives Award and Releases Version 2.1.0

(PRWeb) The development team for the project “Ultrascale Visualization Climate Data Analysis Tools (UV-CDAT)” was recently selected as the 2015 recipient of the National Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer’s (FLC) Interagency Partnership Award...2/18

New DOE landfill could cost $1 billion, including construction, operations

(Oak Ridger) ...A new landfill that would hold waste from cleanup work at federal sites in Oak Ridge could cost $1 billion, a project manager said Wednesday. That start-to-finish estimate includes construction and 23 years of operations...2/13

Science and Technology

Project Sheds Light on What Drives Genes

(NY Times) More than 200 scientists working on an ambitious federal project have begun to understand the complicated system of switches that regulates genes, turning some on and others off, making some glow brightly while others dim...2/18

Scientists Use Lasers To See Through Opaque Materials

(Popular Mechanics) Scientists have shown early success at being able to see through opaque materials and take images. A new article over at Nature details new efforts to go beyond those early studies, all the way to  imaging the inside of the human body...2/18

Energy and Science Policy

Baker Center Report to Guide State in Developing Energy Policy

(Tennessee Today) With the energy industry changing rapidly, Tennessee should craft an energy policy that will allow the state to benefit both economically and environmentally...2/18

A new shot at reducing research red tape

(Science Magazine) ...The chair of a new National Academies panel examining how the government keeps tabs on its $40-billion-a-year investment wants that oversight “to be sensible enough so that investigators have more time to do research.” ...2/13



Wanted: ‘Calutron Girls’

(Oak Ridge Today) Wanted! “Calutron Girls” who worked at Y-12 during the Manhattan Project. The Japanese Public Broadcasting Corporation wants to produce a documentary film to commemorate the end of World War II. Their program director representative has contacted Y-12 National Security Complex Historian D. Ray Smith and wants to interview some women who worked on the calutrons at Y-12...2/16

Shape-shifting groups of nanorods release heat differently

(PhysOrg) Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory have revealed previously unobserved behaviors that show how details of the transfer of heat at the nanoscale cause nanoparticles to change shape in ensembles...2/18

Local and State

Partnerships that Make a Difference: Archaeological Research Lab

(Tennessee Today) As part of the university’s successful Carnegie Community Engagement Classification application process, the Office of Research and Engagement has compiled a list of fifty of UT’s best community-campus partnerships...2/18

Smoky Mountains are seeing record attendance numbers

(WBIR-TV) A record number of people visited the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in January. The park service counted 351,670 visitors last month, which is the highest number since they started keeping records in 1979...2/18

Tennessee tax collections run $344M ahead of estimates

(The Tennessean) Holiday sales and lower gas prices are the latest boosts to a Tennessee economy that's provided nearly $344 million more in state tax collections than expected midway through the financial year...2/18