Thursday, August 13, 2015
ORNL in the News

Hot components removed from ORNL reactor pool

(Knoxville News Sentinel) UCOR, the Department of Energy’s cleanup manager in Oak Ridge, said today that four irradiated components have been removed from the reactor pool at the Oak Ridge Research Reactor as part of a project to deal with a pool leak discovered last year at Oak Ridge National Laboratory...8/12

Joint UT-ORNL Engineering Professor Helps Develop Hybrid Microscope

(Tennessee Today) A microscope being developed at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory will allow scientists studying biological and synthetic materials to simultaneously observe chemical and physical properties on and beneath the surface...8/12

Materials Imaging and Data Sciences Converge at Oak Ridge Workshop

(Inside HPC) Oak Ridge National Lab recently hosted a Materials Imaging Workshop. Entitled “Big, Deep and Smart Data Analytics in Materials Imaging,” the workshop explored research opportunities and challenges arising as imaging and data sciences merge...8/12

Restart underway at SNS; neutrons available by Friday

(Knoxville News Sentinel) The Spallation Neutron Source is undergoing a phased startup following a lengthy summer maintenance period, which began June 28 after a series of events — good and bad...8/11

Atomic model of an immature retrovirus constructed

(Science Daily) ...Over a period of two years, researchers have been performing calculations and simulations in order to reveal the structural features of the virus. With the help of the Titan supercomputer at the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility in Tennessee...8/12

Science and Technology

Research Biologist Coins Term 'Kilo-Author' For Scientific Journal Articles 

(NPR) NPR's Robert Siegel interviews Zen Faulkes of the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley about the term, which describes the trend of adding more names as contributors to science journal articles...8/12

Super Strong Magnetic Fields Could Be the Key to Our Nuclear Fusion Future

(Popular Mechanics) The era of true nuclear fusion may be fast approaching thanks to some cutting-edge work from MIT...8/11

Energy and Science Policy

FY 2016 Senate Appropriations Bill: National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering; NIH

(AIP) ...“The Committee recommendation includes $32,084,000,000 for the National Institutes of Health [NIH], an increase of $2,000,000,000.  This is the largest increase the NIH has received since Congress doubled the agency’s funding in 2003...8/10

DOE

Energy Department Reports Highlight Trends of Growing U.S. Wind Energy Industry

(Energy.gov) According to two reports released today by the Energy Department, the U.S. wind energy industry continued growing at an impressive rate in 2014, further solidifying America’s position as a global leader in wind energy...8/10

Local and State

Outdoors: Variety of activities await at Clark Center Park

(Knoxville News Sentinel) ...Information about Clark Center Park remains scant online compared to many other parks in the area. However, in terms of its beauty and its variety of activities for families, couples, groups and individuals, it ranks among the Knoxville area's best lakefronts...8/12

Partnerships That Make a Difference: Agricultural Field Work with International Partners

(Tennessee Today) As part of the university’s successful Carnegie Community Engagement Classification application process, the Office of Research and Engagement has compiled a list of fifty of UT’s best community-campus partnerships...8/10

ORHPA will celebrate 70th anniversary of end of WWII with special showing of historic movie

(Oak Ridge Today) A 70th anniversary celebration of the end of World War II will feature a special showing of the historic movie “‘The Beginning or the End,’ The Story of the Atomic Bomb and Oak Ridge.” The celebration has been organized by the Oak Ridge Heritage and Preservation Association...8/10

Alexander backs completion of Chickamauga Lock

(Times Free Press) U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., is disputing a new economic assessment that weakens the justification for building a new lock at the Chickamauga Dam, claiming the study doesn't tell the full story of the value of the $858 million project...8/13