Monday, April 24, 2017
ORNL in the News

Alabama Power
Alabama Power partners with Signature Homes to develop Smart Neighborhood™

(Electric Energy Online) Alabama Power is partnering with Signature Homes, Southern Company, Oak Ridge National Laboratory and technology vendors to introduce Smart Neighborhood by Alabama Power...4/24

Malware behavior detection technology commercialized

(Homeland Security Newswire) Virginia-based Lenvio Inc. has exclusively licensed a cybersecurity technology from the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory – a technology that can quickly detect malicious behavior in software not previously identified as a threat...4/21

ORNL to collaborate with five small businesses to advance energy tech

(Oak Ridge Today) Five small companies have been selected to partner with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory to move technologies in commercial refrigeration systems, water power generation, bioenergy, and battery manufacturing closer to the marketplace...4/21

 

Quantum Liquid Crystals Could Speed Up Computers

(R&D Magazine) ...The research team, which included researchers from Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the University of Tennessee, discovered the first 3D quantum liquid crystal where the electrons have different magnetic properties, depending on whether they flow forward or backward on a given axis...4/21

Science and Technology

Freezing lithium batteries may make them safer and bendable

(PhysOrg) Yuan Yang, assistant professor of materials science and engineering at Columbia Engineering, has developed a new method that could lead to lithium batteries that are safer, have longer battery life, and are bendable, providing new possibilities such as flexible smartphones...4/24

To save forests, cut some trees down, scientists say

(Science Magazine) Forests are feeling the heat. In places like the American West, rising temperatures and drought mean less water for trees, sometimes shriveling swaths of woodland. Now, scientists have found that thinning early in forest growth creates tougher trees that can endure climate change...4/21

Energy and Science Policy

First Comprehensive Weather Policy Update Since 1992 Now Law

(AIP) The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has new congressional guidance for its weather research, forecasting, and observations programs, including authorizations for a new seasonal forecasting program, a greater focus on research-to-operations, and improved coordination across the U.S. weather enterprise...4/21

DOE

U.S. Department of Energy
Energy Department Announces New National Laboratory Collaborations with 38 Small Businesses

(Electric Energy Online) ...The eight DOE national laboratories participating in the new round of collaborations are home to some of the most advanced, cutting edge facilities in the world, including Oak Ridge National Laboratory's Manufacturing Demonstration Facility, Argonne National Laboratory's Prototype Cell Fabrication Facility, and Sandia National Laboratories' Scaled Wind Farm Technology Facility...4/24

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Tests Metal Extrusion Printing

(Rapid Ready Tech) 3D metal printing or additive manufacturing is typically accomplished using some variety of selective laser melting or sintering, which uses powdered metals to create objects or parts. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has developed a new approach to metal printing that looks a bit more like plastic printing — the new system extrudes semisolid metal through a nozzle…4/24

Researchers unlock hardware's hidden talent for rendering 3-D graphics for science -- and video games

(Science Daily) When Shuaiwen Leon Song boots up Doom 3 and Half-life 2, he does so in the name of science. Song studies high performance computing at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, with the goal of making computers smaller, faster and more energy efficient...4/20

Local and State

General Assembly approves bill that would establish CROET as ETTP manager

(Oak Ridge Today) The Tennessee General Assembly has approved legislation that would establish the Community Reuse Organization of East Tennessee, or CROET, as the manager of the 1,300-acre East Tennessee Technology Park in west Oak Ridge...4/21