August 10, 2015
ORNL in the News

Local Motors and Oak Ridge National Laboratory to Offer Additive Manufacturing Conference Facility Tours

(Digital Journal) The Additive Manufacturing Conference (AMC) 2015, presented by Modern Machine Shop, has announced the addition of two exclusive facility tours to this year’s event program...8/6

Spin LiquidsTwo spin liquids square off in an iron-based superconductor

(R&D Magazine) Despite a quarter-century of research since the discovery of the first high-temperature superconductors, scientists still don't have a clear picture of how these materials are able to conduct electricity with no energy loss...8/6

Tennessee in D.C.: Lab gave senators, negotiators ‘technical' advice on Iran nuclear deal

(Memphis Commercial Appeal) The United States was still six weeks away from announcing a historic nuclear deal with Iran when Thom Mason and the directors of two other U.S. nuclear labs were called to a behind-closed-doors briefing in a secure room in the basement of the U.S. Capitol...8/9

Benjamin PrestonORNL climate researcher to receive award from Geophysical Union

(Oak Ridge Today) Climate researcher Benjamin Preston of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory has been named to receive the American Geophysical Union’s 2015 Charles S. Falkenberg Award...8/6

The World's First 3D-Printed Car Is a Blast to Drive

(Popular Mechanics) This spring Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne called out the auto industry for the staggering amount of money it wastes in the design and manufacture of cars...Local's answer to the cost-cutting question is the Strati, the first 3D-printed car. It's a humble (albeit very cool-looking) thing. Built—printed—in Detroit, in collaboration with Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee, the Strati is a small electric two-seater, the first of many models in Local's plans....8/7


Science and Technology

How Far Does Obama's Clean Power Plan Go in Slowing Climate Change?

(Scientific American) "There is such a thing as being too late when it comes to climate change," Pres. Barack Obama said in unveiling the administration’s Clean Power Plan at the White House on August 3. "The science tells us we have to do more."...8/6

Energy and Science Policy

Murray nominated to senior role at Department of Energy

(Harvard Gazette) President Obama has nominated former Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Dean Cherry A. Murray to be director of the Office of Science in the U.S. Department of Energy, a key administration post...8/6


IBM, DOE Working Toward Data-Centric Supercomputing

(Information Week) IBM and the US Energy Department are working toward creating the next-generation of high-performance computing systems, which they call "data-centric supercomputing." This has business and national security implementations...8/7

Nova NeutrinoResearchers ecstatic over groundbreaking neutrino oscillations

(NWR) Fermilab presented an analysis of the first results from its NOvA neutrino experiment that was carried out on August 7. The results are nerve-wracking and people are ecstatic to witness the first observation of neutrino oscillations...8/9

DOE, labor unions partner together to create jobs through Clean Power Plan

(Slate Journal) While various industry representatives have raised concerns surrounding potential job losses caused by the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan, the U.S. Department of Energy has announced a partnership with labor unions to boost job creation through the rule...8/7

Pantex workers reject CNS contract proposal

(The Knoxville News Sentinel) Clarence Rashada, president of the Metal Trades Council at the Pantex nuclear weapons plant, this evening said union workers rejected the proposed contract offered by Consolidated Nuclear Security — the Bechtel-led contractor that manages both Pantex and Y-12...8/8

Local and State

Coal AshTennessee orders TVA to investigate coal-ash problems across the state

(Chattanooga Times Free Press) Tennessee officials today ordered the Tennessee Valley Authority to investigate, assess and remedy problems with all coal-ash deposit sites across the state...8/7

West Nile found in Knox County

(WATE) The Knox County Health Department said their latest lab report has confirmed the presence of the West Nile Virus in mosquitoes in three areas. The health department said the infected mosquitoes were found the in the Gulf Park/Venice Road, Fourth Avenue and Fairmont Boulevard areas...8/8