Monday, July 7, 2014
ORNL in the News

3D-Printed Car Could Lead American Manufacturing Revolution

(Speed) Local Motors wants to change the way America makes things. In fact, it already has...Called the Strati, it's a collaboration of Local Motors, industrial parts shaping specialist Cincinnati Incorporated and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, where a custom printer was created for the car...7/6

The Coach at ORNL

(Knoxville News Sentinel) Donnie Tyndall, the new basketball coach at the University of Tennessee, will be at Oak Ridge National Laboratory on Monday for the lab’s United Way campaign kickoff (er, make that tipoff). UT is the co-manager of ORNL, along with Battelle...7/6

Science and Technology

Engineering researchers develop next-generation battery

(PhysOrg) A research team from the University of Alberta has used carbon nanomaterials to develop next-generation batteries capable of charging faster and lasting longer than today's standard lithium-ion batteries...7/4

The Next Big Programming Language You’ve Never Heard Of

(Wired) Andrei Alexandrescu didn’t stand much of a chance. And neither did Walter Bright. When the two men met for beers at a Seattle bar in 2005, each was in the midst of building a new programming language, trying to remake the way the world creates and runs its computer software...7/7

Energy and Science Policy

NASA Security Examined at House Science Committee Hearing

(AIP) Two events at NASA’s centers have received the attention of Congress.  In February 2014, NASA’s Inspector General released a three-page Investigative Summary of a report in response to “complaints that foreign nationals working as contractors at NASA’s Ames Research Center. . . had been given improper access to information...7/2

Data Deleted From UN Climate Report Highlight Controversies

(National Geographic News) When the United Nations' last major climate change report was released in April, it omitted some country-specific emissions data for political reasons, a trio of new papers argue, sounding a warning bell about the global politicization of climate science...7/3

 

DOE

DOE: It’ll cost $12B to complete Oak Ridge cleanup

(Knoxville News Sentinel) The government has invested extraordinary resources over the past 30 years to deal with environmental legacies of the nuclear weapons program in Oak Ridge, which began with the World War II Manhattan Project. Mountains of radioactive waste have been moved, and a lot of cleanup has been accomplished. But a lot remains to be done — and it won’t be cheap...7/6

Pushing forward on security oversight

(Knoxville News Sentinel) The National Nuclear Security Administration has taken numerous steps to improve security at its sites in the wake of the July 28, 2012 break-in at the Y-12 nuclear weapons plant...7/6

Advancing Civil Nuclear Cooperation with Japan

(Energy.gov) ...The BLC was launched by President Obama and Prime Minister Noda during their meeting in Washington in April 2012, recognizing that the need for a comprehensive, senior-level bilateral cooperation on nuclear dialogue issues had intensified in the wake of the tragic tsunami and ensuing nuclear accident at the Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Station...7/3

The future of batteries: Q&A with the director of the national laboratory battery hub

(PhysOrg) The Joint Center for Energy Storage Research, or JCESR, based at Argonne, is a partnership of five national laboratories, five universities, and four private-sector partners. The goal is to develop technologies that take batteries beyond lithium-ion...7/4

Local and STate

Solar House opens July 10 at Children’s Museum

(Oak Ridge Today) The Living Light Solar House, an ambassador for good design and energy efficiency while at the University of Tennessee, will open to the public on July 10 at the Children’s Museum of Oak Ridge....7/5