Monday, May 1, 2017
ORNL in the News

MalwareDHS S&T’s Malware Detection Technology is Ready for Marketplace

(MeriTalk) After nearly five years of development, the Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate is making a malware detection technology commercially available...Hyperion, developed by scientists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, can detect malicious behavior in software not previously identified as a threat. Lenvio, a branch of R&K Cyber Solutions, has exclusive license to shape Hyperion as a competitive product....4/28

ORNL, DOE work with small businesses

(The Knoxville News Sentinel) Oak Ridge National Lab is one of eight national labs given funding this year to partner with small businesses across the country through the Department of Energy's small business voucher program. The Department of Energy announced the 38 participating small businesses at Earth Day Texas last Friday. ...4/28

Fast electrons and the seeds of disruption

(PhysOrg) Measuring small fast electron populations hidden in a sea of colder "thermal" electrons in tokamak plasmas is very challenging. Why? The challenge comes from the fast electron signal being overwhelmed by thermal electron signal in most diagnostics. Physicists at the University of California-San Diego, with physicists from Oak Ridge National Lab and from General Atomics, have succeeded in measuring fast electron populations...4/28

Science and Technology

UTSA ChipNew chip under development at UTSA extends battery life of electronics

(PhysOrg) Ruyan Guo, Robert E. Clark Endowed Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), has received a $50,000 I-Corps grant from the National Science Foundation to commercialize a chip that can make lower power electronics, like cell phones, work more efficiently...5/1

Energy and Science Policy

House Science Committee Showcases Recent Progress in Astrobiology

(AIP) This week, the House Science Committee held a hearing to discuss new developments in the field of astrobiology, a favorite subject of Committee Chair Lamar Smith (R-TX). Committee members praised work in the field and agreed with the witnesses’ appraisal of its popular appeal and inherent importance...4/28

DOE

Preparing for demolition, DOE identifies contaminants at Y-12’s Biology Complex

(Oak Ridge Today) The U.S. Department of Energy and its cleanup contractor finished characterizing the Biology Complex at the Y-12 National Security Complex this month, identifying contaminants before demolishing and disposing of the buildings. The characterization work was done by DOE's Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management and its contractor, URS | CH2M, or UCOR...4/28

Local and State

Mayor Rogero proposes $352.8M budget, no property tax increase

(WBIR TV) During Friday's State of the City Address, Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero detailed several major initiatives she plans to include in next year's proposed budget. Rogero's 2017-2018 budget priorities included a focus on affordable housing, LED streetlights, sidewalks, and urban wilderness. The proposed budget is $353.8 million, which is a 16.9 percent increase over 2016-2017. However, Rogero said there would be no proposed property tax increase...4/28

Two spring nature walks remain on Oak Ridge Reservation

(Oak Ridge Today) Two more nature walks are scheduled this spring on the U.S. Department of Energy's Oak Ridge Reservation. They include frog calls and bat monitoring on Friday, May 19, and reptiles and amphibians inventory on Sunday, June 4. Previous walks included wildflower walks on Saturday, April 15, and Sunday, April 23, and a bird walk on Saturday, April 29...4/30

Not clear yet where National Park Service will go when AMSE closes

(Oak Ridge Today) It's not clear yet where the National Park Service will go when the American Museum of Science and Energy building closes at the end of the year, but a federal official said the Park Service will stay in Oak Ridge...4/30