Thursday, May 22, 2014
ORNL in the News

Pixelligent Technologies Awarded CRADA With Oak Ridge National Laboratory for Roll-to-Roll Fabrication of OLED Devices

(BWW) Pixelligent Technologies, a global manufacturer of advanced materials and PixClear™ nanocrystal dispersions for the solid state lighting and flat panel industries, announced today it has entered into a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory...5/20

Researcher explores new concepts for air transportation

(PhysOrg) Research under way at Clarkson University on possible configurations for green aircraft is resulting in designs that look a lot like nothing most people would imagine. The future calls for out-of-the-box thinking however—and Clarkson's motto is "defy convention"—so researchers there have a head start on innovation...This project, led by Pier Marzocca and Assistant Professors of Mechanical & Aeronautical Engineering Ajit Achuthan and James Gibert, is in collaboration with General Electric and the U.S. DOE Oak Ridge National Laboratory...5/20

Symbiosis: enforced surrender?

(PhysOrg) Scientists from INRA and Lorraine University in France unraveled a key mechanism in the symbiosis between fungi and trees...Thanks to a global collaboration between INRA, Lorraine University, Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the University of Western Sydney, part of the molecular language used by mycorrhizal fungi was partially deciphered...5/20

Additive Manufacturing and the Future of American Industry

(Free News Pros) Innovations in Manufacturing at Oak Ridge National Laboratory - This future of American Manufacturing depends on science and technological breakthroughs. One of those developments is Additive Manufacturing, also known as 3D printing. At ORNL, we're making headway in improving materials and machines for utilizing this developing technology...5/22

Science and Technology

The Fire Lab

(The Atlantic) Massive wildfires cost billions of dollars and burn millions of acres in the U.S. every year, but we know surprisingly little about the basic science of how they spread. At the Fire Lab in Missoula, Montana, researchers reverse-engineer spreading fires using wind tunnels...5/21

Scientists Discover Carbon Cycle Is Out Of Whack

(NPR) [Audio] Scientists who track carbon say the way it cycles from the atmosphere back to earth and into plants and animals has apparently changed. It could be the whole planetary carbon treadmill is speeding up...5/22

Energy and Science Policy

Senate Letter Supports Department of Defense Basic Research Funding

(AIP) Senators have until Friday, May 23, to sign a letter that will be sent to the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense regarding funding for the Basic Research programs of the Department of Defense...5/21



Is SRS the bronze medalist?

(Aiken Standard) If push comes to shove, will the Department of Energy choose to finish the cleanup of its Hanford site in Washington State ahead of scheduled remediation work at the Savannah River Site?...5/21

106 approved for voluntary departure program at Y-12

(Knoxville News Sentinel) B&W Y-12 President Dave Richardson today announced that 106 employees at the Y-12 nuclear weapons plant have been approved for the Voluntary Separation Program, an incentive-based effort to reduce the workforce to meet the staffing needs identified by Consolidated Nuclear Security, the incoming contractor. CNS will replace B&W, effective July 1...5/21

DOE Launches New Study of National Labs

(Science News) Scientists at the Department of Energy’s 17 national laboratories carry out cutting-edge research every day. But when it comes to setting policy for the labs, DOE officials and Congress come closer to meeting Einstein’s definition of insanity: doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result...5/21

Local and STate

More than 100 jobs terminated as B&W work on USEC centrifuge project ends

(Oak Ridge Today) Babcock and Wilcox has terminated the employment of more than 100 workers who had been involved in the American Centrifuge project with USEC, and Monday was the last day of work for most of them...5/20

Linking government R&D and business Tennessee Valley Corridor summit returns to Chattanooga

(Times Free-Press) ..."We don't always consider the area from Huntsville to Oak Ridge as one region, but we have tremendous opportunities along this corridor to work with one another and capitalize on the tremendous research and development being done by the military, by NASA and by the Department of Energy," John Morris, president of Tech 20/20 in Oak Ridge and a member of the board for the Tennessee Valley Corridor Inc..5/22

DOE looks to UT’s Dongarra for input on computing advances

(Oak Ridge Today) The U.S. Department of Energy recently released a report through its Office of Science detailing the Top 10 research challenges in reaching the level of exascale computing, once again calling on Jack Dongarra at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville...5/21

ORHS National Merit finalists

(Oak Ridge Today) Oak Ridge High School principal David Bryant has announced the 2014 Oak Ridge High School National Merit finalists...5/21