Thursday, June 2, 2016
ORNL in the News

ORNL signs sharing pact with Cincinnati Inc. on additive manufacturing developments

(Knoxville News Sentinel) Oak Ridge National Laboratory announced Tuesday it has signed a “nonexclusive licensing agreement” with Cincinnati Inc. that allows the Ohio company to use ORNL patents related to large-scale 3-D manufacturing...5/31

EERE Success Story—Dow Partners with ORNL to Commercialize Advanced Energy-Saving Sealant for Buildings

(Noodls) A liquid sealant developed by Dow Chemical, and evaluated at DOE's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, was recognized recently for its superior sealant qualities and performance...6/1


Metis — a little bit of Titan

(Knoxville News Sentinel) ...Metis is a two-cabinet Cray XK7 system that’s used by lab researchers to develop codes for Titan — a 200-cabinet version that is the nation’s fastest computer. Metis was placed in what’s called CADES (Compute and Data Environment for Science), which provides support capabilities for scientists using the stable of supercomputers for research projects...6/1

Sec. Moniz urges continued work on ITER fusion reactor

(Energybiz) ...U.S. participation in ITER is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science (Fusion Energy Sciences) and managed by Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee... 6/1


Science and Technology

Best Protected Great Barrier Reef Corals Are Now Dead

(Scientific American) The sweeping reefs growing off 200 steamy miles of remote Australian coastline—from Cairns to Cape Melville, home to sugar farms and dive resorts—contained some of the least damaged corals growing in one of the world’s best marine parks. Until now...6/1

Energy and Science Policy

Federal Government Preparing for Impacts of Space Weather and Electromagnetic Pulses

(AIP) Two low-probability but high-impact events—massive solar storms and human-caused electromagnetic pulses—have recently climbed higher on the list of policymaker concerns about threats to critical infrastructure, resulting in the White House releasing a National Space Weather Strategy and Action Plan and Congress considering bills on both subjects...6/1


Nine Women to Receive U.S. Clean Energy Education & Empowerment (C3E) Awards

( At the fifth annual Clean Energy Education & Empowerment (C3E) Women in Clean Energy Symposium today, nine distinguished women across multiple disciplines will be honored for outstanding leadership and accomplishments in clean energy...5/31

Team identifies gene involved with fracture healing

(EurekAlert) New identification of a gene involved in the fracture healing process could lead to the development of new therapeutic treatments for difficult-to-heal injuries...6/1

Local and State

Norris Dam added to National Register of Historic Places

(Oak Ridge Today) ...Norris Dam is referred to as the Norris Hydroelectric Project. Built in Anderson and Campbell counties between 1933 and 1936, the Norris Hydroelectric Project was the first project for the newly established Tennessee Valley Authority...6/1

Solar plant at Heritage Center honored with sustainability award

(Oak Ridge Today) A solar power plant in west Oak Ridge is one of two projects recognized with 2016 Energy Sustainability Awards by the U.S. Department of Energy...5/31