Friday, February 22, 2013
ORNL in the News

500 high-tech jobs announced for Blount County project

(WATE) A company that develops high-tech equipment for cancer therapy treatments is planning to bring more than 500 high paying jobs to Blount County over the next five years...According to the company's website, it partners with Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the University of Tennessee and Indiana University Health to develop the technology...2/21


Who Is Ernest Moniz, Obama's Likely Pick for Energy Secretary?

(Yahoo News) President Obama has settled on MIT professor Ernest Moniz to be the next head of the Energy Department, according to reports. Here's what you need to know about him...2/21

Y-12 inventors receive awards

(Oak Ridge Today) A dozen people were recognized for receiving U.S. Patent and Trademark Office patents during the ninth annual Y-12 Technology Transfer awards ceremony...2/20

State & Regional

GovernorsDignified discourse: Haslam, Bredesen, Sundquist say civility must return

(Knoxville News Sentinel) ... The 90-minute panel discussion on “Balancing Civility and Free Expression,” the third of three civility forums across the state, drew an overflow crowd at the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy on the University of Tennessee campus...2/21


Stock markets fall after US Fed comments

(BBC) Global stock markets have fallen after some members of the US central bank suggested its stimulus measures may be increasing the "risks of future economic and financial imbalances"...2/21

Benghazi compoundObama administration to provide emails on CIA’s Libya talking points to Senate panel

(Fox News) The Obama administration has agreed to provide emails pertaining to the controversial CIA talking points which critics say pushed an inaccurate picture of what happened during the terror attack last September in Benghazi, a congressional source tells Fox News...2/22

East Tennessee

TVA tree-cutting upheld

(Knoxville News Sentinel) TVA said Wednesday that a judge’s ruling in a lawsuit against its tree-cutting policies upholds the right of the federal utility to manage plant growth under its power lines...2/21

energy & science policy

Potential benefits of inertial fusion energy justify continued R&D

(EurekAlert) The potential benefits of successful development of an inertial confinement fusion-based energy technology justify investment in fusion energy research and development as part of the long-term U.S. energy R&D portfolio, says a new report from the National Research Council...2/20

science & technology

See AnemoneWhere Does Our Head Come From? Brainless Sea Anemone Sheds New Light On the Evolutionary Origin of the Head

(Science Daily) ...In a study published in the journal PLoS Biology they show that in a simple, brainless sea anemone, the same genes that control head development in higher animals regulate the development of the front end of the swimming larvae...2/20

VW XL1261 mpg Volkswagen XL1 on sale this year

(Fox News) Volkswagen has toyed with the idea of cigar-shaped ultra-eco cars for some time now, but a production car is finally on the way. The Volkswagen XL1 is a plug-in diesel hybrid with a body seemingly beamed in from a future time...2/20

Slight climate change can reduce drought effect in wheat, study finds

(PhysOrg) Increased carbon dioxide levels caused by climate change may help wheat cope with drought, according to researchers at The University of Western Australia...2/22

Other Stories

The Shanghai Army Unit That Hacked 115 U.S. Targets Likely Wasn't Even China's 'A-Team'

(Forbes) In just the last week, the abbreviation APT1 has come to represent the bogeyman of digital espionage nightmares...2/21

Bitter Pill: Why Medical Bills Are Killing Us

(Time Magazine) When Sean Recchi, a 42-year-old from Lancaster, Ohio, was told last March that he had non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, his wife Stephanie knew she had to get him to MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston...2/20