Wednesday, May 8, 2013
ORNL in the News

The List: ORNL dominates in number of LEED projects

(Knoxville News Sentinel) The number of environment-friendly, energy efficient buildings continues to increase in the Knoxville-area, although many of them are tied to government funding...5/7

Prosthetic HandA Brighter Future for Manufacturing, 3-D Printed 1 Layer at a Time [Preview]

(Scientific American) Oak Ridge National Laboratory's robotic prosthesis looks like something out of medieval times—a hand clad in chain mail more appropriate for wielding a broadsword than a mug of coffee...5/7

SAE International Announces 2013 Class of SAE Fellows

(Automotive World) SAE Fellowship status is the highest grade of membership bestowed by SAE International. It recognizes outstanding engineering and scientific accomplishments by an individual that have resulted in meaningful advances in automotive, aerospace and commercial-vehicle technology.

- Dr. Robert M. Wagner, Director, Fuels Engines and Emissions Research Center, Energy and Transportation Science Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
- Brian H. West, Development Engineer and Deputy Director, NTRC, Oak Ridge National Laboratory...5/8

DOE

Y-12 Trial: Prosecution rests, defense calls Rice to stand

(WBIR) Just before 6 pm, the government rested its case in the federal trial against three people who admit to trespassing and vandalism at the Y-12 nuclear weapons complex...5/7

Los Alamos reveals it's been running quantum network for two and a half years

(PhysOrg) In a recent paper available on arXiv, a team of researchers at New Mexico's Los Alamos National Laboratory has revealed they've been running a quantum network for 2 1/2 years...5/7

State & Regional

Tennessee senators vote for online sales tax bill

(Nooga.com) Senators from Tennessee found themselves among the majority of their colleagues Monday, voting 69-27 to approve legislation allowing for the taxation of online retail sales...5/7

National

U.S., South Korea, vow to maintain North Korea deterrent

(Reuters) The United States and South Korea agree on maintaining a deterrent posture towards North Korea and on not rewarding that provocative behavior from Pyongyang, President Barack Obama said...5/7

New Records: Dow Ends Above 15000 for First Time; S&P 500 Enters Bull Market Territory, Up 20% Since November Lows

(CNBC) The Dow Jones Industrial Average rallied 87.31 points, to end at 15,056.20, finishing above 15,000 for the first time, led by Caterpillar and JPMorgan. The index first broke above the milestone on Friday...5/7

East Tennessee

Woman freed from Ohio home after a decade talks to family in Tenn.

(WVLT) Fern Gentry remembers her granddaughter as a young teen with her whole life ahead of her. But in 2003, Gentry was only left with memories. She only saw Amanda Berry in family photos or a missing person's flyer...5/8

 

energy & science policy

LANLUS warheads to get a facelift

(Nature News) When he took office in 2009, US President Barack Obama bolstered efforts to secure nuclear materials around the globe. That spring, speaking in Prague, he said that he would push Congress to ratify a long-pending treaty to ban nuclear testing...5/7

science & technology

Glowing TreesA Dream of Trees Aglow at Night

(The New York Times) Hoping to give new meaning to the term "natural light," a small group of biotechnology hobbyists and entrepreneurs has started a project to develop plants that glow, potentially leading the way for trees that can replace electric street lamps and potted flowers luminous enough to read by...5/7

Fertile CrescentResearchers Trace Languages Of Billions Back To One Ancient Ancestor

(Popular Science) At least 15,000 years ago, a single language started to break up. It broke into about seven different languages and, over the next 5,000 years, splintered into thousands more. Those languages became what's spoken by billions throughout Europe and Asia...5/7

Eating FrostingWhy We Can't Stop Eating Frosting From The Can

(Popular Science) You know when you're eating frosting straight out of the can and you're thinking, "I don't even really like this flavor," but you keep on eating? (It's a dark, but human, moment. We understand.) Well, now one study is offering an explanation for why...5/6

Other Stories

Where are the start-ups?

(USA Today) When the economy was last this bad for this long -- back in the dreaded Jimmy Carter era -- there was one upside: While inflation raged and unemployment stayed troublingly high in America's big businesses, a lot was going on in America's garages...5/6

What Really Sank Gun Control: Distrust of Government

(The Atlantic) Think gun control failed in the Senate because of gun-clutching extremists? Or because of fanatical radicals who want to abolish the Second Amendment? Senator Joe Manchin, who's been at the heart of the effort, says it's nothing of the sort...5/7

Out there

Star Trek InsigniaThe Star Trek Fan Art That IBM Scientists Created Out of Atoms

(WIRED) What happens if you give scientists who grew up loving classic science-fiction television the technology to re-assemble individual atoms into shapes of their choosing? The answer is, of course, the greatest Star Trek fan art imaginable: images literally built out of individual atoms...5/7