Wednesday, March 5, 2014
ORNL in the News

The Interactive Media Council Awards Bridgeline Digital With 7 Interactive Media Awards

(The Wall Street Journal) Bridgeline Digital, Inc. (Nasdaq:BLIN), The Digital Engagement Company(TM), announced today that websites developed for Mizani (Beauty/Cosmetics Category), Sport & Health (Lifestyle Category), Safety-Kleen (Automobile Category), Oak Ridge National Laboratory (Science/Technology Category)...were honored by the Interactive Media Council as award-winners for the 2013 Interactive Media Awards(TM) (IMA)...3/4

DOE

$335M requested for UPF in 2015

(The Knoxville News Sentinel) Most of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge programs appear to be well funded in the Obama administration’s proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2015, according budget information released Tuesday...3/5

Union awaits info on leak at New Mexico nuke dump

(The Washington Post) A union representing some 200 workers at the nation’s only underground nuclear waste dump says its wants to be sure employees are safe when the repository opens after a radiation leak that exposed at least 13 people...3/4

State & Regional

Haslam hearing alternatives to 'Tennessee Promise'

(WBIR) In a bid to alter the funding mechanism of Gov. Bill Haslam's proposal for free tuition at community colleges, a top official representing Tennessee's private colleges met with governor's office aides on Monday to push a counter plan they say would protect the state's four-year universities...3/4

National

US prepares $1B aid package for troubled Ukraine

(AP) In a somber show of U.S. support for Ukraine's new leadership, Secretary of State John Kerry walked the streets Tuesday where more than 80 anti-government protesters were killed last month, and promised beseeching crowds that American aid is on the way...3/4

PayrollsU.S. payrolls improvement eyed, but weather still a drag

(Reuters) U.S. job growth likely picked up enough in February to encourage the Federal Reserve to continue to scale back its monetary stimulus, although the gain is likely to be tepid given the unrelentingly harsh winter weather...3/5

East Tennessee

Selling TVA: Obama budget says state, local stakeholders could buy government utility

(The Chattanooga Times-Free Press) The biggest government utility could shift from federal to state control if Congress goes along with a proposal from the Obama administration to sell the Tennessee Valley Authority...3/5

 

energy & science policy

DOE budget news

(The Knoxville News Sentinel) A lot of Department of Energy budget information is being distributed, with an overall proposed budget of $27.9 billion, although not a lot details on local front as of yet. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz is having his press briefing at 2:30 and NNSA Acting Administrator Bruce Held will head the NNSA’s briefing starting at 5:15 p.m....3/4

science & technology

Iron Man-like exosuit could expand ocean exploration

(Nature News) Scientists have long believed that organisms and chemical compounds found in the oceans' depths could help them solve many medical mysteries. The greatest challenge has been access. The bioluminescent creatures of interest live hundreds of metres down and cannot survive at surface pressure...3/4

Dimer'Dimer Molecules' Aid Study of Exoplanet Pressure, Hunt for Life

(Science Daily) Astronomers at the University of Washington have developed a new method of gauging the atmospheric pressure of exoplanets, or worlds beyond the solar system, by looking for a certain type of molecule...3/4

NASA says US-Russia space ties 'normal'

(PhysOrg) NASA chief Charles Bolden said Tuesday the US space agency's relationship with Russia remained normal despite the ongoing international crisis in Ukraine...3/4

NamieJapan caught up in energy dilemma

(Nature News) Three years after a tsunami led to reactor meltdowns at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station, the country is at a crossroads in terms of energy policy...3/5

Other Stories

How To Be Richer In Retirement: Get Hitched Or Stay Hitched

(Forbes) For all the buzz right now about gray divorce, it turns out that getting married – or staying married – is good for your bottom line during retirement. The flipside is that baby boomers who never married stand a greater chance of being broke during what ought to be their golden years...3/5