Thursday, June 12, 2014
ORNL in the News

Genome could unlock eucalyptus potential for paper, fuel and fiber

(PhysOrg) Trees play a significant role in the global carbon cycle. Collectively, they represent a major terrestrial repository of carbon and play both active CO2 capture and processing and passive storage roles...6/11

Plans underway to get community involved at AMSE

(Oak Ridger) The American Museum of Science and Energy (AMSE) is going through a change and will be taken in a new direction that involves more community interaction, according to David Keim, Oak Ridge National Laboratory spokesman...6/11

Science and Technology

Researchers develop method to measure positions of atomic sites with new precision

(PhysOrg) Using a state-of-the-art microscope and new methods in image processing, a multi-institutional team of researchers has devised an inventive way to measure the positions of single atomic sites in materials more precisely than ever before...6/12

The U.S. Army Says It Can Teleport Quantum Data Now, Too

(The Atlantic) Quantum computing could revolutionize the way we interact with information. Such systems would process data faster and on larger scales than even the most super of supercomputers can handle today...6/10

Energy and Science Policy

Senate FY 2015 NSF Appropriations Bill

(AIP) The Senate Appropriations Committee released its report today accompanying the FY 2015 Commerce Justice, Science Appropriations Bill...6/10

Senate FY 2015 NIST Appropriations Bill

(AIP) The Senate Appropriations Committee released its report yesterday accompanying the FY 2015 Commerce Justice, Science Appropriations Bill...6/11

DOE

Energy Department Invests Over $10 Million to Improve Grid Reliability and Resiliency

(Energy.gov) As part of the Obama Administration’s commitment to a strong and secure power grid, the Energy Department today announced more than $10 million for projects that will improve the reliability and resiliency of the U.S. electric grid and facilitate quick and effective response to grid conditions...6/11

Local and STate

Proton Power named Roane County’s 2014 Industry of the Year

(Oak Ridge Today) ...Proton Power is a nine-year-old company that began making hydrogen through a patented cellulose-to-hydrogen (CHyP) system in 2012. Now, Proton Power is one of the fastest growing industries in Roane County...6/12

TVA to study value of small providers like solar

(AP) The Tennessee Valley Authority is studying the value of electricity produced from small, dispersed sites, such as solar, wind or small gas turbine installations...6/11

UT professor working to eradicate disease caused by mosquitos

(WATE-TV) ...La Crosse encephalitis is found in just four parts of the United States, and one of them is here in East Tennessee...6/10

IIa wins major U.S. Patent and Trademark Office contract

(Oak Ridge Today) Information International Associates, or IIa, has been awarded a major 100-person, multi-year contract with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to provide a wide range of information technology support...6/11