Thursday, May 11, 2017
ORNL in the News

Oak Ridge National Laboratory Delivers Accessible, Powerful Supercomputing Environment with Red Hat OpenStack Platform

(Business Wire) Red Hat, Inc., the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced that Oak Ridge National Laboratory, a multiprogram science and technology laboratory managed by the United States Department of Energy, is using Red Hat OpenStack Platform to deliver cloud services in its Compute And Data Environment for Science (CADES)...5/8

ORNL, ORAU play role in cancer detection, treatment

(Oak Ridger) In the history of cancer research, diagnosis and treatment in the United States, the Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Oak Ridge Associated Universities play a significant role..5/10

ORNL's Gibson named SME outstanding young engineer

(Oak Ridge Today) Brian T. Gibson, a postdoctoral research associate at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, has been named one of the SME Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineers for 2017...5/10

Indonesia Considers Thorium Molten Salt Reactors

(Power Magazine) ...the Molten Salt Reactor Experiment (MSRE) ran a brief four years in the 1960s at the U.S. Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The MSRE lost funding and the entire program was shut down in 1973...5/5

Science and Technology

Israel Tests Wireless Charging Roads for Electric Vehicles

(Scientific American) ...The government is collaborating with Israeli start-up ElectRoad to install a public bus route in Tel Aviv, using an under-the-pavement wireless technology that eliminates the need for plug-in recharging stations...5/11

Next-gen solar cells could be improved by atomic-scale redesign

(PhysOrg) Researchers have uncovered the exact mechanism that causes new solar cells to break down in air, paving the way for a solution...5/11

Energy and Science Policy

At Last, Science Agencies Receive FY17 Appropriations

(AIP) On Friday evening, hours before federal funding was set to expire, President Trump signed legislation that finalizes appropriations through the end of fiscal year 2017...5/8

Trump's Budget Would Eliminate A Key Funder Of Research On Coastal Pollution

(NPR) For 51 years, a small federal program has been paying scientists to keep American waterways healthy. It's called Sea Grant — part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration — and President Donald Trump"s proposed budget for next year would eliminate it...5/8

DOE

deBeauclair named deputy manager at DOE Oak Ridge Office

(Oak Ridge Today) Geoffrey “Geoff” G. deBeauclair has been named deputy manager of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge Office/Integrated Support Center...As deputy manager, deBeauclair will help Oak Ridge Office Manager Ken Tarcza manage the Oak Ridge Integrated Support Center...5/10

Secretary of Energy Rick Perry visits Idaho National Laboratory

(East Idaho News) The former Texas governor spent the two days touring parts of the Idaho National Laboratory and the Naval Reactors Facility...“(INL) is going to be one of the lead players if not the lead player as we develop and as we are developing the nuclear energy portfolio that is across the board...5/9

Students from Massachusetts and California win DOE’s 27th National Science Bowl

(Energy.gov) Students from Lexington High School in Lexington, Massachusetts, won the 2017 U.S. Department of Energy National Science Bowl® (NSB) today in Washington, D.C. This year’s championship team in the middle school competition is from Joaquin Miller Middle School in San Jose, California...5/1

Local and State

NRC seeks comment on environmental matters at Clinch River Nuclear Site

(Oak Ridge Today) The United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission will seek public comments on what environmental matters it should consider during its review of the early site permit application for the Clinch River Nuclear Site in west Oak Ridge...5/10

Study: Microscopic Soil Creatures Could Orchestrate Massive Tree Migrations

(Tennessee Today) Warming temperatures are prompting some tree species in the Rocky Mountains to “migrate” to higher elevations in order to survive. UT researchers have discovered that tiny below-ground organisms play a role in this phenomenon—and could be used to encourage tree migration in order to preserve heat-sensitive species...5/9