Monday, June 16, 2014
ORNL in the News

Tiny supercomputer created at ORNL could come to schools

(WBIR) Students could soon get hands-on experience with a scaled-down version of the world's second most powerful computer. Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) recently finished Tiny Titan, a scale-model of Titan...6/13

Task Force to “Roadmap” Thermal Processing Technologies

(Foundry) ASM International will lead a coordinated effort to develop and implement advanced manufacturing technologies for thermal manufacturing. ASM...will be joined by...the Oak Ridge National Laboratory...6/16

The Smithsonian, ORNL partner to advance science, education

(Oak Ridge Today) The Smithsonian Institution and Oak Ridge National Laboratory have announced a new partnership to support collaborative research programs and science education efforts. This is the first partnership between Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the Smithsonian, which was formalized during the signing of a memorandum of understanding, or MOU, on Thursday, June 12...6/12

Czech ambassador tours ORNL

(Oak Ridge Today) Oak Ridge National Laboratory on Friday hosted a visit by Petr Gandalovič, ambassador of The Czech Republic. The ambassador toured ORNL's High Flux Isotope Reactor and facilities for advanced reactor materials development and testing...6/14

Science & Technology

Tesla CarWith Patent Giveaway, Tesla Shows Silicon Valley What Ingenuity Means

(WIRED) Tesla CEO Elon Musk says that by openly sharing its patent portfolio with the rest of the world, his company will help expand the market for electric cars...6/13

Climate DisruptionArctic warming linked to fewer European and U.S. cold weather extremes, new study shows

(Science Daily) Climate change is unlikely to lead to more days of extreme cold, similar to those that gripped the United States in a deep freeze last winter, new research has shown...6/15

Energy and Science Policy

Subcommittees Discuss Administrative Burdens Faced by U.S. Researchers

(AIP) A June 12 joint hearing of the Oversight and Research and Technology Subcommittees of the House Science, Space and Technology Committee gave Members an opportunity to examine the administrative workload associated with federally funded research...6/14

House and Senate FY 2015 Appropriations Bills: Office of Science and Technology Policy

(AIP) The House and Senate Appropriations Committees have completed their work on the FY 2015 Commerce Justice, Science Appropriations Bills.  Senate Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) will bring her bill to the floor next week...6/13


DOE names Spears to leadership post at Savannah River

(The Knoxville News Sentinel) The Department of Energy announced that Terrel “Terry” Spears has been named deputy manager of the Savannah River Site. Spears has been in the acting position for about six months...6/12

McCormick new head of KurionKurion Hires Department of Energy Veteran to Lead Fukushima Project

(Business Wire) Kurion, Inc., an innovator in nuclear and hazardous waste management, announced the appointment of Matthew McCormick as Project Director. McCormick previously oversaw the Department of Energy’s (DOE) multi-billion dollar cleanup at the Hanford nuclear waste site, a role that capped a 32-year career in public service...6/16

State and local

NICS Tackles Big Science with Beacon

(HPC Wire) With support from the National Science Foundation and the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, the National Institute for Computational Science (NICS) is expanding access to Beacon, its newest HPC cluster, providing researchers with a powerful research tool...6/16

Helen HardinCongressional staffer, Marshall Space Flight Center win Corridor Champion Award

(Oak Ridge Today) Longtime Tennessee congressional staffer Helen Hardin and NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center received the top awards given by the Tennessee Valley Corridor during the organization’s annual national summit held last week on the campus of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga...6/14

WUOT Receives National Edward R. Murrow Award for I’m Still Here: My HIV Life

(Tennessee Today) The UT-licensed public radio station, WUOT 91.9 FM, has received a prestigious National Edward R. Murrow Award for Excellence in Broadcast Journalism...6/11

Tennessee TornadoesTennessee second in tornado deaths nationwide

(The Tennessean) Oklahoma and Kansas may have the reputation as tornado hot spots, but Florida, Tennessee and the rest of the Southeast are far more vulnerable to killer twisters, a new analysis shows...6/14

Tennessee gets 1st case of new mosquito-borne virus

(WVLT) Health officials in Tennessee have confirmed the state's first case of a new mosquito-borne virus. The Tennessee Department of Health says a Madison County resident has tested positive for the chikungunya virus, which is painful but not usually fatal...6/14