Thursday, May 5. 2016
ORNL in the News

Young stars at ORNL get early-career funding

(Knoxville News Sentinel) Travis Humble, Melanie Hayes, Wellington Muchero and Clayton Webster of Oak Ridge National Laboratory were among 49 young researchers selected for Early Career Research Awards by the Department of Energy’s Office of Science...5/3

Story tips from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, May 2016

(EurekAlert) ENERGY - High-efficiency storage...BATTERIES - New life for old tires...NUCLEAR - Accident-tolerant fuels...MANUFACTURING - 3D-printed tools...5/3

ORNL's reactor chief to speak May 10

(Knoxville News Sentinel) Tim Powers, director of Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Research Reactors Division, will be the May 10 guest speaker at the Friends of ORNL luncheon...5/3

BAAM Recognized for Innovation

(Fabricating & Metalworking) Cincinnati Incorporated (CI; Harrison, OH), and development partners Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL; Oak Ridge, TN) and Dassault Systèmes (Vélizy-Villacoublay, France), were honored at the Innovation Awards at JEC World 2016 in Paris, France for their composite innovations through Big Area Additive Manufacturing (BAAM)...5/4

Science and Technology

Bacteria-Infected Mosquitoes Could Slow Spread of Zika Virus

(NY Times) ...Ever since the Zika outbreak began in Brazil last year, scientists have suspected that Wolbachia might protect mosquitoes from the virus...5/4

Energy and Science Policy

FY17 Appropriations Bills: DOE Office of Science & ARPA-E

(AIP) At first glance, the Department of Energy appropriations bills recently passed out of committee appear similar on the subject of the Office of Science. (See FYI #47 and FYI #50 for a summary of the Senate and House bills, respectively.) Both bills would provide the office with a $50 million boost, a 0.9 percent increase over the fiscal year 2016 amount of $5.35 billion...5/3

DOE

The Future of Bioenergy Is in this Book-less Library

(Energy.gov) The Bioenergy Feedstock Library contains no books. What it does contain is information about biomass -- organic material such as corn stover, switchgrass, wood chips and wheat straw. Nearly 50,000 biomass database entries and more than 35,000 physical samples reside in a repository located at the Department of Energy’s Biomass Feedstock National User Facility...5/3

Novel model illustrates the finer details of nuclear fission

(PhysOrg) For nearly 80 years, nuclear fission has awaited a description within a microscopic framework. In the first study of its kind, scientists collaborating from the University of Washington, Warsaw University of Technology, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, and Los Alamos National Laboratory, developed a novel model to take a more intricate look at what happens during the last stages of the fission process...5/2

Local and State

Biosystems Engineering and Soil Science Welcomes New Department Head

(Tennessee Today) The University of Tennessee College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources welcomed Dr. Julie Carrier as the new head of the Department of Biosystems Engineering and Soil Science on April 1st...5/4