ORNL in the News

Accessing neutron data in near real-time

(International Science Grid This Week) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) in Tennessee, US, is home to the Spallation Neutron Source (SNS), which produces the most intense neutron beams in the world...7/3

Electric vehicle research program coming to Greenville

(GSA Business) The Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research and the S.C. Technology & Aviation Center have contracted with Oak Ridge National Laboratory to support a three-year program to develop and test wireless charging systems for electric vehicles. The research is funded by the U.S. Department of Energy. Testing of the technology will take place at SCTAC and on the Oak Ridge main campus in Oak Ridge, Tenn...7/3

DOE

Phase 1 of UPF to be completed in 2025?

(Knoxville News Sentinel) The schedule for constructing the Uranium Processing Facility has been bouncing around about as much as the projected cost of the UPF and, of course, the two are closely intertwined. The longer the project gets stretched out, the more it's going to cost...7/3

State & Regional

TVA says electric bills lower because wet weather boosting hydroelectric power generation

(Washington Post) Your power bill may be lower than usual this month largely due to heavy rains in May. The Tennessee Valley Authority recalculates its wholesale rates at the beginning of every month based on fuel and purchased power costs. This July's rate is about 10 percent lower than last year...7/3

National

Egypt's Brotherhood Calls for Protests

Morsi(ABC News) Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood called for a wave of protests Friday, furious over the military's ouster of its president and arrest of its revered leader and other top figures, underlining the touchy issue of what role the fundamentalist Islamist movement might play in the new regime...7/5

East Tennessee

John Duncan IIIKnox Trustee John Duncan III pleads guilty to official misconduct, resigns

(WATE) Knox County Trustee John Duncan III pleaded guilty Tuesday morning to official misconduct and resigned from office. As part of a deal with the guilty plea, Duncan was sentenced to serve one year of unsupervised probation...7/3

energy & science policy

Energy Department releases draft advanced fossil energy solicitation to support reductions in greenhouse gas pollution

(Energy.gov) As part of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan, the U.S. Department of Energy announced today a draft loan guarantee solicitation for innovative and advanced fossil energy projects and facilities that substantially reduce greenhouse gas and other air pollution...7/2

science & technology

Bone marrow 'frees men of HIV drugs'

(BBC) Two patients have been taken off their HIV drugs after bone-marrow transplants seemed to clear the virus from their bodies, doctors report. One of the patients has spent nearly four months without taking medication with no sign of the virus returning...7/3

Study of Mitochondrial DNA Ties Ancient Remains to Living Descendants

(Science Daily) Researchers report that they have found a direct genetic link between the remains of Native Americans who lived thousands of years ago and their living descendants...7/5

First-Ever Super-Slow-Motion Video Of Hummingbirds Hovering

(Popular Mechanics) How does a hummingbird hover? Let's point a $150,000 high-speed camera at one and find out...7/3

Other Stories

U.S. Postal Service Logging All Mail for Law Enforcement

(The New York Times) Leslie James Pickering noticed something odd in his mail last September: A handwritten card, apparently delivered by mistake, with instructions for postal workers to pay special attention to the letters and packages sent to his home...7/3

Analysis: Could the U.S. delay Obamacare's mandate for individuals, too?

(Reuters) President Barack Obama can expect mounting pressure to make new concessions on healthcare reform, especially the requirement that all Americans obtain insurance, after delaying penalties for businesses for the first year of his plan...7/3