Monday, July 10, 2017
ORNL in the News

ORNL Combines 3D Printing and Metal Casting to Create Stronger Components

(3D Print.com) As the hype over 3D printing begins to die down a bit, expectations of its potential have changed and become more realistic. It’s still going to change manufacturing, and indeed it already has. But it’s now less trumpeted as the magical new technology that’s going to wipe out all other manufacturing methods – instead, it’s being looked at more frequently as a technology that can be used alongside other technologies, strengthening them instead of replacing them...7/6

Neutrons aim at improving integrity in dissimilar metal welds

(PhysOrg) When welders fuse together metals, they don't always use metals with similar compositions. Often, dissimilar welding is required to create the most formidable structure. Daryush Aidun, a Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering Professor at Clarkson University, has come to Oak Ridge National Laboratory's (ORNL's) High Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR) to study residual stresses in dissimilar metal welds...7/7

ORNL paves the way for veterans' healthcare breakthroughs

(The Knoxville News Sentinel) Scientists at Oak Ridge National Laboratory are developing a secure platform for researchers to access the healthcare data of 22.5 million military veterans, accelerating the timeline for medical research breakthroughs...7/10

Mice NeuronsORNL Researchers Apply Imaging, Computational Expertise to St. Jude Research

(Newswise) In the quest to better understand and cure childhood diseases, scientists at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital accumulate enormous amounts of data from powerful video microscopes. To help St. Jude scientists mine that trove of data, researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory have created custom algorithms that can provide a deeper understanding of the images and quicken the pace of research...7/6

Science and Technology

NASA Spacecraft Gets Up Close With Jupiter's Great Red Spot

(NPR) Scientists are about to get an up-close and personal look at Jupiter's most famous landmark, the Great Red Spot. NASA's Juno spacecraft will be directly over the spot shortly after 10 p.m. ET on Monday, July 10, about 5,600 miles above the gas giant's cloud tops. That's closer than any spacecraft has been before...7/10

Energy and Science Policy

Science Policy Group at UCLA offers avenue for research-based advocacy

(Daily Bruin) Current and former UCLA doctoral students founded a group to advocate for more scientific input in public policy. The Science Policy Group at UCLA, created in May, held a kickoff event last month that saw around 25 attendees, said Jennifer Tribble, co-founder of the group and a doctoral student in neuroscience...7/2

DOE

NNSA: Y-12 funding would be up 25 percent under president’s budget request

(Oak Ridge Today) Funding for the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge would be up about 25 percent under the budget request submitted to Congress in May, according to the National Nuclear Security Administration. The total funding for Y-12 would be $1.64 billion, the NNSA said. That's an increase of 25.4 percent over fiscal year 2016...7/6

President’s budget: DOE cleanup funding could be up, with benefits for Oak Ridge

(Oak Ridge Today) Cleanup funding could be up for the U.S. Department of Energy under the budget request from the Trump administration for fiscal year 2018, and there could be benefits for Oak Ridge, according to budget documents...7/6

UPDATE 2-U.S. Energy Department helping power firms defend against cyber attacks

(Reuters) The U.S. Department of Energy said on Friday it is helping U.S. firms defend against a hacking campaign that targeted power companies including at least one nuclear plant, saying the attacks have not impacted electricity generation or the grid...7/7

PNNL recognized for work to help buildings nationwide conserve energy

(Tri-City Herald) Pacific Northwest National Laboratory has been honored for bringing national attention to energy conservation and sustainability for buildings. The International Code Council and Institute for Market Transformation jointly gave the Department of Energy national lab in Richland their 2017 Leadership in Sustainability and Energy Efficiency Award for government...7/8

Local and State

Woman Enriching UraniumOak Ridge could set up committee to celebrate its 75th anniversary

(Oak Ridge Today) The Oak Ridge City Council on Monday will consider setting up a committee to celebrate the city's 75th anniversary. Oak Ridge's birthday has been recognized on September 19. That's because the city that is now Oak Ridge was picked for the top-secret Manhattan Project on September 19, 1942, almost 75 years ago...7/8