Monday, July 18, 2016
ORNL in the News

Energy Department Invests $19 Million to Improve Efficiency of Nation’s Buildings

( ...Oak Ridge National Laboratory will develop system-level architecture for a plug-and-play multi-sensor platform, which can use peel-and-stick sensors less than a quarter of an inch thick that are powered by indoor, high-performance, flexible photovoltaics...7/15

DOE releases update of billion-ton report on biomass

(Biomass) The 2016 Billion-Ton Report, jointly released by the U.S. Department of Energy and Oak Ridge National Laboratory, concludes that the United States has the potential to sustainably produce at least 1 billion dry tons of nonfood biomass resources annually by 2040...7/13

ORNL, Titan helping DOE supercomputers fight cancer

(Oak Ridge Today) Oak Ridge National Laboratory and its Titan supercomputer are helping the U.S. Department of Energy fight cancer through a national initiative called Cancer Moonshot...7/15

Oak Ridge National Lab 3D Prints Table with Composite Bamboo Fiber

(Composites Manufacturing) Researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory have used Cincinnati Incorporated’s CAMX-award winning Big Area Additive Manufacturing (BAAM) technology, to 3D print an entire table that contains 10 percent bamboo fiber composite...7/18

Science and Technology

Dragon Silk: US Army to test material with impressive elasticity

(TechXplore) Spider silk technology has potential for use in protective and lifesaving materials. That is the motivator that drives the Michigan-based biotechnology company, Kraig Biocraft Laboratories...7/18


Energy and Science Policy

House Science Hearing Looks to Future of Astronomy, Astrophysics, and Astrobiology

(AIP) On July 12 the House Subcommittees on Space and on Research and Technology held a joint hearing to explore progress in astronomy, astrophysics, and astrobiology...7/15


DOE Awards 1.7 Billion Core-hours on Argonne Supercomputers

(Inside HPC) The ASCR Leadership Computing Challenge (ALCC) has awarded 26 projects a total of 1.7 billion core-hours at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF), a DOE Office of Science User Facility. The one-year awards began July 1...7/15

Students Designed A Robot to Handle Nuclear Fuel

( ... It was a satisfying ending to a nine-month-long project for four Idaho State University (ISU) mechanical and nuclear engineering students interning at Idaho National Laboratory...7/13

Local and State

TVA completes key tests for newest Watts Bar nuclear unit

(Times Free-Press) The Tennessee Valley Authority this week completed a key performance test at its newest reactor at the Watts Bar Nuclear Plant, moving closer to bringing the first new American nuclear plant to commercial status in 20 years...7/15

Mountain land gift honors Myrick, a leader, volunteer, Nature Conservancy Board member

(Oak Ridge Today) Eighty acres of beautiful mountain land in Johnson County have been added to a Nature Conservancy preserve in Shady Valley, thanks to the foresight and generosity of a local couple...7/17