Thursday, May 18, 2017
ORNL in the News

ATP HydrolysisTitan supercomputer analyzes bacterial photosynthetic system

(Health Medicine Network) ...As part of a project dedicated to modeling how single-celled purple bacteria turn light into food, a team of computational scientists from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) simulated a complete ATP synthase in all-atom detail...The UIUC-led team built and tested its mega-model under a multiyear allocation awarded through the Innovative and Novel Computational Impact on Theory and Experiment program on the Titan supercomputer, a Cray XK7 managed by the US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF)...n.d.



Allison Michelle CampbellORNL: UT-Battelle Scholarship awarded to Bearden student

(Oak Ridge Today) Bearden High School senior Allison Michelle Campbell has been named recipient of the 2017 UT-Battelle Scholarship to attend the University of Tennessee. The scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior planning to study science, mathematics, or engineering at UT. The competitive scholarship is presented annually to a graduating student with a parent employed at the U.S. Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory...5/16

ORNL, UTK Launch Doctoral Program in Data Science

(HPC Wire) The Tennessee Higher Education Commission has approved a new doctoral program in data science and engineering as part of the Bredesen Center for Interdisciplinary Research and Graduate Education...5/15

Science and Technology

World's thinnest hologram paves path to new 3-D world

(Science Daily) An Australian-Chinese research team has created the world's thinnest hologram, paving the way towards the integration of 3D holography into everyday electronics like smart phones, computers and TVs...5/18

Energy and Science Policy

Final FY17 Appropriations: U.S. Geological Survey

(AIP) The final appropriations law for fiscal year 2017 provides a 2.2 percent increase for the U.S. Geological Survey. Funding for Climate and Land Use Change is increasing 6.6 percent, but within that Climate Variability is decreasing by 6.5 percent. Natural Hazards is increasing 4.3 percent...5/17


Rick Perry Is Implementing Pragmatic Environmentalism For Trump Administration

(Forbes) Department of Energy Secretary Rick Perry, like his predecessor in the Obama administration Ernest Moniz, is using the power of his position to advocate pragmatic environmentalism. Like Moniz, Perry recognizes that nuclear power is essential to affordable, reliable, emissions-free power...5/16

Better Buildings Challenge Partners Save $1.9 Billion, 18 Achieve their Portfolio-Wide Goal this Year

( The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced the energy-efficiency progress made by the 345 leading public and private sector organizations in the Better Buildings Challenge. These efforts have led to a combined 240 trillion Btus and an estimated $1.9 billion in cumulative energy and cost savings...5/16

Welcome to Hanford SignWhy US nuclear sites are a ticking time bomb

(Nature News) The United States is still fighting the cold war. Thousands of its citizens had to take shelter last week because of the threat of radiation from nuclear weapons. But the opponent is no longer the Soviet Union. The enemy now is the legacy of an arms race and decades of government indifference to the mess that has been left behind...5/17

Local and State

Impact of New UT-ORNL Big Data Doctorate to Be Felt Across State

(Tennessee Today) ...UT Knoxville's Haslam College of Business, Tickle College of Engineering, College of Arts and Sciences, and College of Communication and Information could all have students and faculty taking part in the new effort, along with the College of Engineering at UT Chattanooga and the UT Health Science Center in Memphis...5/15

Tennessee economic growth outpaces nation

(The Tennessean) The number of Tennessee business filings increased in the first quarter of 2017, signaling economic strength in the year ahead. Tennessee posted an 8.7 percent gain the number of new business filings, compared to the first three months of 2016...5/15