Monday, March 31, 2014
ORNL in the News

TitanTitan supercomputer debuts for open scientific research

(C|Net) Forecasting for weather like this week's "Frankenstorm" may become a lot more accurate with the help of the Department of Energy's Titan supercomputer, a system that launched this month for open research development....3/30

TruckFMCSA to Debut Wireless Inspections

(GoByTruck) As part of a 10-year effort to improve technology in the safety inspection arena, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is coordinating a field test to see if wireless technology can be used to conduct roadside inspections...FMCSA is working together with the Oak Ridge National Laboratory to choose the radio service provider, which in turn will choose carriers to take part in the evaluation process...3/30

Science & Technology

Fabricating nanostructures with silk could make clean rooms green rooms

(PhysOrg) Tufts University engineers have demonstrated that it is possible to generate nanostructures from silk in an environmentally friendly process that uses water as a developing agent and standard fabrication techniques...3/28

Explainer: How are IPCC Reports Written?

(Live Science) Every day there seems to be more confusing (and sometimes downright misleading) news about climate change. Depending on what you read and whom you listen to, climate change is getting worse, or not happening...3/29

Energy and Science Policy

White House’s science messenger

(The Knoxville News Sentinel) John Holdren, assistant to the President for science and technology, is keen on President Obama's science legacy, and he delivered that message in multiple ways during his March 13 visit to Oak Ridge National Laboratory — his first-ever visit to the lab...3/30

House Appropriators React Positively to FY 2015 Office of Science Budget Request

(AIP) Tuesday’s afternoon hearing before the House Energy and Water Development Appropriations Subcommittee on the FY 2015 budget request for the Office of Science was very upbeat...3/28

 

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DOE

Spotlight: Eight Y-12 employees awarded master’s in engineering management

(Oak Ridge Today) Eight employees at the Y‑12 National Security Complex recently earned a master’s in industrial engineering with a concentration in engineering management at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville...3/28

Department of Energy pulls BlueFire funding

(Gulf Coast Sun Herald) The U.S. Department of Energy has withdrawn its support for a biofuels company's $300 million cellulose plant in Fulton. BlueFire Renewables officials said they are appealing the decision...3/29

N.D. to host national energy meeting

(WDAY) The U.S. Department of Energy has chosen North Dakota as a site for a nationwide meeting to examine critical energy issues, U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp announced Friday...3/28

CNS unveils org structure, some managers

(The Knoxville News Sentinel) Consolidated Nuclear Security, the incoming contractor at the Y-12 and Pantex nuclear weapons facilities, released its organization structure and introduced some members of its leadership team in a website post over the weekend...3/30