ORNL in the News

Powder Metal Technology Gaining Considerable Interest In The Global Titanium Industry

(Wall Street Journal Market Watch) Powder metal technology has garnered considerable interest in the global titanium industry...For titanium powder production, one presentation will come from representatives of Commonwealth Scientific Industrial Research Organization, The Ohio State University and Oak Ridge National Labs...6/19

DOE

Energy Department Names New CIO

(Information Week) The Department of Energy has named Bob Brese, its former deputy CIO, as its new CIO, replacing Michael Locatis, who joined the Department of Homeland Security in April as assistant secretary for cybersecurity and communications...6/19

NRELDOE: U.S. Could Easily Incorporate 80 Percent Renewables in 2050

(IEEE Spectrum) A study published by the Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) found that renewable energy sources could "adequately supply" as much as 80 percent of electricity demand in 2050, using only the technologies that are commercially available today...6/19

State & Regional

State joins group to help high schoolers with jobs

(WATE) The Tennessee Department of Education is joining a new network focused on career preparation for high school students. The Pathways to Prosperity Network is a multi-state, multi-year initiative promoting school partnerships with public and private sector leaders in Tennessee...6/19

National

FlameU.S., Israel developed Flame computer virus to slow Iranian nuclear efforts, officials say

(Washington Post) The United States and Israel jointly developed a sophisticated computer virus nicknamed Flame that collected intelligence in preparation for cyber-sabotage aimed at slowing Iran’s ability to develop a nuclear weapon...6/19

World Leaders Make Little Headway in Solving Debt Crisis

(New York Times) President Obama and other world leaders pronounced themselves united in the effort to increase growth and employment in the global economy on Tuesday...6/19

East Tennessee

Watts Bar Nuclear reactorNRC won't penalize TVA over falsified Watts Bar records

(Knoxville News Sentinel) The Nuclear Regulatory Commission announced Tuesday that it would not impose penalties on TVA as a result of subcontractor employees convicted of falsifying inspection records at the Watts Bar Unit 2 nuclear reactor project...6/19

energy & science policy

Making Hard Choices: OMB and OSTP Issue Guidance to Agencies on Formulation of FY 2014 Budget Requests

(AIP) The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) have issued two memorandums in the last month to department and agency heads providing guidance on formulating budget requests for the fiscal year starting on October 1, 2013...6/19

science & technology

Latest edition of the 'Particle Physics Bible' now online

(PhysOrg) Called the PDG for short, the 2012 edition of The Review of Particle Physics runs to over 1,400 pages in print and will be mailed in July to over 16,000 subscribers, with a condensed, 320-page Particle Physics Booklet to follow in September...6/19

Mekong DeltaUncertainty: Climate models at their limit?

(Nature News) For the fifth major assessment of climate science by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), due to be released next year, climate scientists face a serious public-image problem...6/13

Self-control BrainThis Is What Your Brain Looks Like When You Lose Your Self-Control

(Popular Science) You are not a bastion of self-control. Everyone has a set amount of the stuff, and when life saps it, people can break. Now MRIs from a University of Iowa study show exactly what it looks like when that happens.

Other Stories

Google's, Apple's eyes in the sky draw scrutiny

(Reuters) Google Inc and Apple Inc are attracting renewed scrutiny of their practices due to privacy concerns - this time for flying "military-grade spy planes" over major U.S. cities as they race to shore up their rival 3D mapping services...6/19

Out there

TortoisesPalaeontologists catch turtles in flagrante

(PhysOrg) The find represents the first-ever fossil record of copulating vertebrates (animals with a backbone), said a report in the Royal Society Journal Biology Letters...6/19