Monday, April 17, 2017
ORNL in the News

Visualizing the electric grid in real time, and other world changing ideas in energy

(Fast Company) The Additive Manufacturing Integrated Energy project (or AMIE) is a combined 3D-printed house and 3D-printed car. Made with a series of low-weight, ultra-engineered materials, the two parts wirelessly share renewable power, making for a highly-efficient, low-waste whole...4/16

ORNL helped shape digital future

(Oak Ridger) Oak Ridge National Laboratory is known mostly for his contributions to the development of nuclear and non-nuclear energy sources, as well as energy-related environmental and health sciences. But ORNL researchers, especially those involved in developing instruments that monitor and measure energy-related phenomena, have also contributed to the digital revolution...4/14

Science and Technology

Antarctica’s Sleeping Ice Giant Could Wake Soon

(Scientific American) ...In the past few years, however, “almost everything we thought we knew about East Antarctica has turned out to be wrong”, says Tas van Ommen, a glaciologist at the Australian Antarctic Division in Kingston, near Hobart...4/12

Energy and Science Policy

National Academies Releases Sweeping Review of Research Misconduct and ‘Detrimental’ Practices

(AIP) The National Academies has completed a major study on scientific misconduct and other practices deemed ‘detrimental’ to the integrity of research....4/12

DOE

Energy efficiency, more renewables will be key amid ‘explosive’ growth of data centers

(MiBiz.com) In a June 2016 report, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory found that electricity consumption by data centers nationwide began to plateau seven years ago, growing about 4 percent between 2010 and 2014...4/16

PNNL seeks recruiting tool — more academic preschools for scientists’ kids

(Tri-City Herald) North Richland is lacking a key service sought by the scientists, engineers and other smart folks who work at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Washington State University Tri-Cities and the Tri-Cities Research District — academic preschools...4/15

Local and State

Oak Ridge students compete in Southern Appalachian Science, Engineering Fair

(Oak Ridge Today) Seven research students from Oak Ridge High School competed in the 66th Annual Southern Appalachian Science and Engineering Fair hosted at the University of Tennessee...4/16

University of Tennessee gets $9.9 million in NASA funding for aviation research

(Knoxville News Sentinel) A team of researchers led by the University of Tennessee Knoxville is the recipient of a $9.9 million grant from NASA that will go toward the development of a more aerodynamically capable aircraft…4/15