Wednesday, June 15, 2011
ORNL in the News

Newly uncovered film shows early Oak Ridge

(Knoxville News Sentinel) Tim Gawne, an information management specialist who's been working on a number of archival projects at ORNL, uncovered the historical film in an unmarked holder in a lab attic amid a lot of junk and abandoned items....6/15

Turning the heat on organizing energy

(PhysOrg) The scientific community has thought that intrinsic localized modes (ILMs) formed randomly throughout a crystal. But the new research by Lawrence Livermore's Michael Manley and collaborators from Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Cornell University found that ILMs organize into complex and changing patterns....6/15

Jaguar Reveals Parkinson's Roots

(HPC Wire) Researchers at North Carolina State University have harnessed the Jaguar supercomputer at Oak Ridge National Laboratory to examine a possible link between protein misfolding and Parkinson's disease....6/14

Cuonzo Martin helps ORNL shoot for big money for United Way

(WATE-TV) [Video] The University of Tennessee's new head basketball coach helped Oak Ridge National Lab employees kick off their United Way campaign Monday....6/14

East Tennessee

Berry College alum wins awards for outstanding work

(Knoxville News Sentinel) Berry College alum Jimmy T. Bell of Kingston received a Distinguished Achievement Award from the college for his outstanding achievement, service and entrepreneurial spirit....6/14


Pakistan Arrests C.I.A. Informants in Bin Laden Raid

(New York Times) Pakistan's detention of five C.I.A. informants, including a Pakistani Army major, is the latest evidence of the fractured relationship between the United States and Pakistan....6/15

State & Regional

TN teacher evaluation model gains approval

(Tennessean) The coming school year will be the first where every public school teacher in the state gets a mandatory evaluation, one directly tied to gaining, losing or keeping tenure....6/15

energy & science policy

Cyberattacks disclosed as federal security law considered

(USA Today) The recent rash of disclosures about cyberspying comes as the White House is making its third attempt to push through a historic federal cybersecurity law....6/15

FDA and EPA to Examine Nanotechnology

(AIP Bulletin) The Food and Drug Administration will consider whether a regulated product involves the application of nanotechnology....6/14

Ethanol vote: First step toward extinction for federal tax subsidies?

(Christian Science Monitor) Sen. Tom Coburn's bid to end tax subsidies for ethanol failed. But the measure got 34 GOP votes, suggesting that many Republicans are open to eliminating tax breaks to trim the deficit....6/15

Inside Energy Extra

6/14 A daily report on U.S. energy policy
[ORNL users only]
** Bid to end ethanol credit now fails
** Ex-DOE chiefs oppose EIA funding cuts
** Bills aim to streamline renewable projects
** DOE awards $1.9B in solar loan aid
** Rare-earth concerns seen ebbing later

science & technology

Neutrino particle 'flips to all flavours'

(BBC) A Japanese experiment sees hints that neutrino particles can oscillate between all three types, opening new lines of research to test why matter beat antimatter at the Big Bang....6/15

Experts Warn Of Turbulent Trip To Cloud Computing

(NPR) When Steve Jobs walked onstage last week to introduce the iCloud, the feeling of anticipation was palpable. Apple's version of "the cloud," he said, would "demote the PC" and usher in the next big revolution....6/14

Proving Darwin Right: New Study Supports Hypothesis That Competition Is Stronger Between More Closely Related Species

(Science Daily) A new study provides support for Darwin's hypothesis that the struggle for existence is stronger between more closely related species than those distantly related....6/14