Monday, August 15, 2016
ORNL in the News

UT Research Reveals Certain Pollutants Worse Than Thought

Joshua Fu(Tennessee Today) Agricultural sources contribute the vast majority of this type of pollution through their use of nitrates, according to a study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences by UT Professor Joshua Fu along with graduate student Jian Sun and research assistant professor Kan Huang... Fu is a joint faculty member at Oak Ridge National Laboratory...8/12

Johney GreenJohney Green to Lead NREL Mechanical and Thermal Systems Engineering Research

(NREL) The Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has named Dr. Johney Green Jr. as Associate Laboratory Director for Mechanical and Thermal Systems Engineering...Green comes to NREL from Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), where he has held a number of leadership roles...8/11

Great vibrations.
Because they save time, money and valuable energy

(University of Florida) Ayyoub Momen, a University of Florida alumnus and R&D staff scientist at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee has invented a new way to create high frequency vibrations to mechanically extract moisture from fabric as a cold mist...n.d.

Funding for joint additive manufacturing/3D-printing product R&D efforts

(MRO Magazine) Lincoln Electric is part of a team that has received funding through America Makes, the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute, in conjunction with the National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining (NCDMM), for pursuing its patented laser hot wire technology for additive manufacturing (AM)...The project team also includes: Caterpillar Inc., EWI, GKN Aerospace, IPG Photonics Corp., ITAMCO, Oak Ridge National Lab, United Technologies Corp., and University of Tennessee, Knoxville...8/11

Science and Technology

Chemists to get their own preprint server

(Nature News) The American Chemical Society (ACS), the world's largest scientific society, announced on 10 August that it wants to establish the site to help chemists to share early results and data with colleagues online, ahead of formal publication. The repository would follow on the heels of the popular preprint server arXiv, which turns 25 this year and is used widely by physicists, computer scientists and mathematicians, and the bioRxiv, for biologists, which was launched 3 years ago.

Energy and Science Policy

OSTP on the Defensive in Broader Fight over Climate Documents

(AIP) In two recent rulings against the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, federal judges have expanded the reach of critics of the mainstream scientific consensus on climate change into government records. ...8/12


DOE partners with India in a $30M investment to push smart grid, energy storage research

(Utility Dive) A partnership between the U.S. Department of Energy and the Indian Ministry of Science and Technology would result in total funding of $30 million for energy storage and smart grid research, the Economic Times reports.

3D Mapping Tool3-D Galaxy-mapping Project Enters Construction Phase

(LBNL) A 3-D sky-mapping project that will measure the light of millions of galaxies has received formal approval from the U.S. Department of Energy to move forward with construction. Installation of the project, called DESI (Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument), is set to begin next year at the Nicholas U. Mayall 4-meter telescope at Kitt Peak National Observatory near Tucson, Ariz., with observations starting up in January 2019...8/9

Local and State

Biker on GreenwayKnoxville expected to add 24 miles of connective greenways

(WVLT-TV) During Thursday's public meeting at the John T. O'Connor Center, Knoxville Mayor, Madeline Rogero, unveiled a plan to add 24 new miles of connective greenways in 13 different corridors. Mayor Rogero said, "We're currently developing multiple greenway extensions and upgrades, plus we've identified our best opportunities for building key connections in the immediate future...8/13

Tennessee near bottom for voting turnout, Pew report shows

(The Tennessean) A new study by the Pew Research Center shows that for the past eight years Tennessee has been one of the worst states in the nation for voter turnout, hitting an all-time low in 2014. Out of every state and Washington D.C., Tennessee placed 50 out of 51 for voter turnout in 2014, with only 29 percent of the population heading to the polls...8/10