Monday, April 10, 2017
ORNL in the News

Lenvio Inc. exclusively licenses ORNL malware behavior detection technology

(Electric Power News) Virginia-based Lenvio Inc. has exclusively licensed a cyber security technology from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory that can quickly detect malicious behavior in software not previously identified as a threat...4/6

Syria events emphasize need for research, UT experts say

(The Knoxville News Sentinel) "The potential use of nerve agents such as sarin in Syria this week emphasizes the need for scientists to find drugs that can counteract their activity," said Jeremy Smith, a governor's chair researcher at UT and Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the director of the UT/ORNL Center for Molecular Biophysics...4/7

Science and Technology

Why China is serious about becoming the global leader on climate change

(PhysOrg) The Trump administration's hostility towards climate action and research leaves a void in global climate politics. Could China step up? The world's largest absolute emitter could certainly use US inaction as an excuse to backslide on its promises of greenery. But China could instead see this as an opportunity to project itself as our planet's leading custodian. Evidence suggests the latter course is far more likely...4/10

Energy and Science Policy

Congress Moving on Nuclear Options: The State of Play on Advanced Reactor Bills

(AIP) Congress is currently advancing four bills that would support the commercialization of new nuclear reactor designs by enhancing R&D at the Department of Energy and instituting a new licensing framework at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission...4/6

 

DOE

Future of DOE heavy water supply still uncertain

(The Knoxville News Sentinel) A follow-up audit on the nation's heavy water inventory has shown some strides toward securing a long-term supply, but the measures will not be sufficient beyond about 15 years, according to the Office of the Inspector General...4/7

Local and State

Equipping Tennessee’s Automotive Emerging Leaders in the Appalachian Region

(HR.com) The University of Tennessee Center for Industrial Services (UT CIS) is developing initiatives related to a recent Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) grant awarded through the office of Tennessee Economic and Community Development (TNECD).

Slow process times and high cost continue to hamper composites industry

(Plastics Today) ...Dale Brosius, Chief Commercialization Officer at the Institute for Advanced Composite  Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI; Knoxville, TN) told attendees at the recent SPE Thermoset TopCon in Scottsdale, AZ, that while there are a wide range of processes and applications, the thermoset industry still gets a “bad rap for slow process times” and the perception that the material is not very tolerant of damage.

Henri Grissino-MayerUniversity of Tennessee expert who predicted Gatlinburg fires honored

(The Knoxville News Sentinel) ...Henri Grissino-Mayer, a professor in the department of geography and an expert in using tree rings to reconstruct past climates, has been awarded the James R. Cox Professorship, a three-year award that will provide him $25,000 to support his research, according to the university.