Thursday, April 6, 2017
ORNL in the News

Computing—quantum deep

(PhysOrg) In a first for deep learning, an Oak Ridge National Laboratory-led team is bringing together quantum, high-performance and neuromorphic computing architectures to address complex issues that, if resolved, could clear the way for more flexible, efficient technologies in intelligent computing...4/3

Story tips from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, April 2017

(EurekAlert) COMPUTING - Quantum deep...BATTERIES - Quick coatings...MICROSCOPY - Biomass close-up...4/3

New technologies aim to make buildings more efficient

(Proudgreenbuilding.com) ...Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Autotune software makes calibration simple, automated and more accurate. Through two field case studies and industry engagement during Energy I-Corps, Autotune’s developers found that the technology surpassed the industry’s calibration accuracy standards, while eliminating about 45 hours of manual calibration effort per building...4/6

First 3-D printed excavator made at ORNL

(WVLT-TV) 3-D printing is turning imagination into reality. The creative minds at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory are thinking big with their newest printing projects. What looks like a normal excavator was actually recently created with a 3-D printer...4/4

 

Quick-Coating Lithium-ion Batteries to Improve Efficiency

(Electronics 360) Scientists at Oak Ridge National Laboratory are working to improve lithium-ion batteries by developing a method to instantly adhere cathode coating to the batteries...4/5

Techmer PM Jointly Takes 3D Printed Tooling Tech. for Auto to New Dimensions

(SpecialChem) The 3D printed tools are designed for large-scale transportation and industrial applications, in addition to aerospace and military. Techmer PM collaborated with Oak Ridge National Laboratory, US Naval Air Systems Command, Boeing, TruDesign, and BASF on the 3D printed tooling development...4/5

 

Science and Technology

Graphene sieve could make seawater drinkable

(CNN) Researchers in the United Kingdom have developed a graphene-based sieve that can filter salt out of seawater, a development that could provide drinking water to millions of people around the globe. The applications could be a game-changer in countries where access to safe, clean, drinkable water is severely limited...4/4

Energy and Science Policy

Plan to Cut Funding for Biomedical Research Hits Opposition in Congress

(NY Times) A proposal by President Trump to cut federal spending for biomedical research by 18 percent — just months after Congress approved bipartisan legislation to increase such spending — has run into a buzz saw on Capitol Hill, with Republicans and Democrats calling it misguided....4/3

DOE

Idaho National Laboratory to get $90m HPC, cyber security expansion

(Data Center Dynamics) Idaho’s House of Representatives has voted to approve $90 million in state bonds for the construction of two new buildings at the Idaho National Laboratory, a nuclear research and development facility...4/3

Local and State

ORISE unveils new website, provides one location for resources such as STEM internships, fellowships

(Oak Ridge Today) The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education, or ORISE, has unveiled its new website, providing one location for a wide range of resources. The new website offers a portal for students and graduates looking for STEM internships, fellowships, and other professional development opportunities...4/4

EPB gives electric vehicle ride sharing a charge in Chattanooga

(Times Free Press) The Green Commuter Leafs are available at charging stations throughout the Chattanooga area. Los Angeles-based Green Commuter was chosen by the Chattanooga Area Regional Transportation Authority, the city's bus service, which funded the program through a $3 million grant from the Tennessee Valley Authority...4/4

Researchers line up to study Great Smoky Mountains National Park after wildfire

(Knoxville News Sentinel) Karen Hughes, on her knees with her face just about touching the ground, is observing a tiny orange fungus about the size of a pinhead. “These are unique in that they come up only after fires,” said Hughes, a University of Tennessee professor of ecology and evolutionary biology...4/4