Tuesday, February 25, 2014
ORNL in the News

Thompson-Boling Arena Among First in World to Use Cutting-Edge Lighting

(Tennessee Today) The technology developed and manufactured by Oak Ridge–based LED North America at the Tech 20/20 incubator facility in Oak Ridge, incorporating an Oak Ridge National Laboratory technology, and installed by Knoxville-based Bandit Lites—is being “premiered” at the state’s research university inside the largest on-campus single-sport arena in the country...2/24

Creating pores in graphene creates new filter material

(DPA) The team of researchers at MIT, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and in Saudi Arabia succeeded in creating sub-nanoscale pores in a sheet of the one-atom-thick material...2/25

Measuring Electrochemical Processes in Real Time

(PCB Design) Using a new microscopy method, researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory can image and measure electrochemical processes in batteries in real time and at nanoscale resolution...2/24

DOE

ORAU gets high ratings from DOE

(Knoxville News Sentinel) Oak Ridge Associated Universities, which manages the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education for the Dept. of Energy, got high grades for its performance in Fiscal Year 2013 and received a fee of about $3.5 million...2/24

Top 10 Things You Didn't Know About Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

(Energy.gov) From materials science to global climate change and beyond, the Energy Department's Pacific Northwest National Lab (PNNL) is leading the way in cutting-edge science that is changing the way Americans live and work...2/24

State & Regional

TN National Guard expects impact from Army cuts

(WBIR-TV) ...In East Tennessee, the cuts have the potential to be painful for the Tennessee National Guard. Major General Max Haston is in Washington D.C. this week fighting against the proposed cuts...2/24

National

Pentagon plan to downsize Army: a sign of US reluctance to nation-build

(CS Monitor) Bringing US ground forces to their lowest level since before World War II makes sense given that troop-intensive, nation-building operations are unlikely for the foreseeable future...2/24

East Tennessee

Oak Ridge wins Tennessee Science Bowl

(Knoxville News Sentinel) A team from Oak Ridge High School won the Tennessee Science Bowl, which was held Saturday at the Blount County campus of Pellissippi State Community College...2/23

energy & science policy

Groundbreaking analysis shows China's renewable energy future within reach

(PhysOrg) By embracing conservation measures and renewable energy, China can transition to an 80 percent renewable electric power system by 2050 at far less cost than continuing to rely on coal..2/19

science & technology

The World's Forests at Your Fingertips

(Science Magazine) A new electronic tool called Global Forest Watch (GFW) offers the public, policymakers, and scientists near-real-time data on Earth’s forests through an interactive website...2/14

Publishers withdraw more than 120 gibberish papers

(Nature) The publishers Springer and IEEE are removing more than 120 papers from their subscription services after a French researcher discovered that the works were computer-generated nonsense...2/24

Alan Alda, Spokesman for Science

(NY Times) The most popular speaker at the recent meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science was not a scientist but one of science’s most high-profile advocates: the actor and writer Alan Alda...2/24

New, inexpensive production materials boost promise of hydrogen fuel

(PhysOrg) Generating electricity is not the only way to turn sunlight into energy we can use on demand. The sun can also drive reactions to create chemical fuels, such as hydrogen, that can in turn power cars, trucks and trains...2/21

Other Stories

California Is Finally Set to Get Rain, But It Won’t Quench the Drought

(Time) Parts of California could receive more rain this week than they've gotten cumulatively over the past eight months. But the state needs much more...2/24