Thursday, September 15, 2016
ORNL in the News

From Shore to Ship: Oak Ridge National Laboratory to Collaborate with US Coast Guard on Additive Manufacturing

(DVIDS Hub) A growing relationship between the U.S. Coast Guard and Oak Ridge National Laboratory moved forward in June with an immersion visit to ORNL by naval architect Jason Story of the Coast Guard’s Research and Development Center. Story, the project manager of the Coast Guard’s multi-year research project on additive manufacturing, spent a week embedded at ORNL to assess the lab’s capabilities firsthand...6/28

Is Peel-and-Stick Housewrap Poised for a Market Breakthrough?

(Pro Sales Magazine) ...Standard housewrap theoretically can work as an exterior air barrier, but it’s tough to detail correctly. In fact, field tests conducted by Oak Ridge National Laboratory have shown it’s a lot easier to do a good job with peel-and-stick...9/16

Sustainability Stars: Government Facility Facelift Brings Recognition

(Facilities Net) Bryce Hudey is the energy efficiency and sustainability manager at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee. He helps manage 5.2 million square feet at the U.S. Department of Energy’s largest science and energy laboratory. Oak Ridge is one of the recipients of a 2016 Facility Maintenance Decisions Achievement Award for Sustainability...9/8

In Search of the Next Circuit Building Method - ORNL has Ideas

(HPC Wire) No one knows what the next, best way to build electronic circuits will be. That said there’s no shortage of efforts to invent something beyond current lithography. Oak Ridge National Laboratory, perhaps not surprisingly, is in the thick of the race and two recent studies from ORNL researchers showcase promising but very different approaches...9/14

Science and Technology

Europe proposes copyright reform to help scientists mine research papers

(Nature) The European Commission has announced long-awaited plans to make it easier for researchers to harvest facts and data from research papers — by freeing the computer-aided activity from the shackles of copyright law...9/15

 

Energy and Science Policy

Former OSTP Director Recommends Early Focus on S&T for Next President

(AIP) In a new report, Neal Lane, former director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, is calling on the next president to put a “laser focus” on science and technology early on in the next administration...9/14

DOE

Department of Energy Announces 16 New Projects to Transform Energy Storage and Conversion

(Energy.gov) The Energy Department’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) today announced $37 million in funding for 16 innovative new projects as part of a new ARPA-E program: Integration and Optimization of Novel Ion-Conducting Solids (IONICS)...9/13

Local and State

Three seniors at ORHS, one at ACHS named National Merit semifinalists

(Oak Ridge Today) Three seniors at Oak Ridge High School and one at Anderson County High School have been named semifinalists in the National Merit Scholarship program. The students have a chance to continue competing from some 7,500 National Merit Scholarships worth about $33 million that will be offered next spring...9/14

Innov865 Brings Out Entrepreneurial Spirit of East Tennessee

(Tennessee Today) Budding entrepreneurs will have a chance to showcase their talents in Innov865 Week, which will be held September 19–23. The week includes a series of events highlighting Knoxville as a prime destination for startups and entrepreneurs...9/14

Council wants to roughly triple proposed water rate at ORNL, Y-12

(Oak Ridge Today) Some Oak Ridge City Council members have questioned whether the federal government is paying enough for municipal water at Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Y-12 National Security Complex, and on Monday, four of them proposed roughly tripling a potential new high-volume water rate at the two federal sites in 2017...9/13