Thursday, September 8, 2016
ORNL in the News

ORNL collaborates with six small businesses on clean energy tech

(ORNL Today) ...The businesses are among 43 selected to participate in the second round of DOE’s Small Business Vouchers, or SBV, pilot. With vouchers in hand, these businesses can better leverage the world-class capabilities of the department’s national laboratory system and bring their next-generation clean energy technologies to the marketplace faster...9/7

Cycling Legend Greg LeMond Partners with Oak Ridge National Laboratory

(Composites Manufacturing) Three-time Tour de France champion Greg LeMond is partnering with carbon fiber manufacturing pioneer Connie Jackson and Oak Ridge National Laboratory to bring a potentially groundbreaking carbon fiber process to a number of global markets, including transportation, renewable energy, and infrastructure...9/6

ORNL receives DOE funding for applications for more powerful supercomputers

(Oak Ridge Today) Oak Ridge National Laboratory has received funding from a federal project to develop applications for more powerful supercomputers, systems that could be 50 to 100 times more powerful than today’s fastest supercomputers...9/7

The Future in 3-D

(Tennessee Alumnus) ...AMIE, or Additive Manufacturing and Integrated Energy, was born of a collaboration by the University of Tennessee, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and architecture firm Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, all of which are affiliated with the UT-ORNL Governor’s Chair for Energy and Urbanism, Philip Enquist...8/31

Science and Technology

Geologist Sees Clues, and Further Dangers, in Puzzle of Oklahoma’s Earthquakes

(NY Times) Scientists and regulators agree that earthquakes like the 5.6-magnitude tremor that struck Oklahoma on Saturday, and thousands of smaller ones in recent years, have been spurred by the disposal of millions of tons of wastewater that is pumped to the surface, and then injected back into the ground, during oil and gas production...9/6

 

Energy and Science Policy

US science agencies face budget limbo

(Nature) Another year, another round of budget roulette for US science agencies. When Congress returns from its summer break on 6 September, it will have just three weeks to pass a new government funding bill before the 2017 budget year begins on 1 October...9/6

Congress Set to Initiate NRC Licensing Program for Advanced Nuclear Reactors

(AIP) ...A number of bills currently making their way through Congress provide funding and authorization for such a program, but a final legislative framework has not yet emerged...8/25

DOE

Buildings of the Future

(Energy.gov) ...At Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, we have defined an achievable vision for future buildings. Funded by the U.S. Department of Energy and guided by the collective views of our forward-thinking partners, the newly developed framework will help guide the evolution of American buildings...9/6

Argonne-led projects among $39.8 million in first-round Exascale Computing Project awards

(EurekAlert) The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Exascale Computing Project (ECP) today announced its first round of funding with the selection of 15 application development proposals for full funding and seven proposals for seed funding, representing teams from 45 research and academic organizations...9/7

Local and State

Kris Kirby named superintendent of Manhattan Project National Historical Park

(Knoxville News Sentinel) Kris Kirby, a 20-year career employee of the National Park Service, has been selected as superintendent of the Manhattan Project National Historical Park, which includes Oak Ridge...9/7

NSF Funds Engineering Look at Storm Water Adaptation, STEM Education

(Tennessee Today) ...The NSF’s Division of Civil, Mechanical and Manufacturing Innovation announced backing for a UT-led project to identify techniques for more sustainably managing storm water runoff in urban areas...9/7