Thursday, October 6, 2016
ORNL in the News

Story tips from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oct. 2016

(EurekAlert) MEDICINE - Deep learning for cancer research...HYDROPOWER - On the map ...BUILDINGS - Calibrating energy savings ...COMPUTING - Faster calculations ...NUCLEAR - Molten salt reactor workshop...MATERIALS - Quickly gaining deep insight...10/3

Loss of $250M Coqui RadioPharmaceutical brings disappointment

(Ocala News) Coqui RadioPharmaceutical company officials announced Wednesday they will relocate to Oak Ridge, Tennessee lured by the Department of Energy’s gift of 170 acres and the opportunity to work with its Oak Ridge National Laboratory...10/5

GreenWood Resources licenses ORNL invention to boost biofuel yield

(PhysOrg) GreenWood Resources has licensed an Oak Ridge National Laboratory technology based on the discovery of a gene in poplar (Populus trichocarpa) that makes it easier to convert poplar trees into biofuels...10/4

ORNL Creates Programming System for NVM Main Memory Systems

(Inside HPC) ...researchers at the Future Technologies Group at Oak Ridge National Laboratory have developed a novel programming system that extends C with intuitive, language-level support for programming NVM as persistent, high-performance main memory; the prototype system is named NVL-C...10/4

Science and Technology

Paris climate deal to take effect as EU ratifies accord

(Nature) The Paris climate pact is set to enter into force as soon as next month, after the European Parliament voted on 4 October for the European Union to ratify the agreement...10/4

3 Chemists Share Nobel Prize For Work On 'Molecular Machines'

(NPR) This morning's Nobel Prize is for chemistry. And it will be shared by three scientists who've figured out how to make tiny machines. These machines are a thousand times smaller than a human hair, and they are not just fanciful...10/5

Energy and Science Policy

House Committee Takes Aim at Burdensome Academic Research Regulations

(AIP) At a House Science Committee hearing held last week, members expressed bipartisan support for the goal of reducing regulatory burdens experienced by federally funded university researchers...10/4

Hearing Spotlights Defense Lab Needs Under DOD Innovation Strategy

(AIP) ...the House Emerging Threats and Capabilities Subcommittee discussed the role and health of the Defense Department’s research laboratories in the context of the department’s Third Offset Strategy to leverage innovation to preserve U.S. military superiority...10/3


Cange to move to DC to serve in interim DOE Environmental Management job

(Oak Ridge Today) Sue Cange will be moving at least temporarily to Washington, D.C., to become interim principal deputy assistant secretary for the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Environmental Management...10/4

Brookhaven Lab to play major role in 2 DOE exascale computing application projects

(EurekAlert) Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory will play major roles in two of the 15 fully funded application development proposals recently selected by the DOE's Exascale Computing Project (ECP) in its first-round funding of $39.8 million...10/5

Local and State

How TVA is working to train the next generation of engineers

(Times Free Press) CADNet was designed as a tool to recruit and train the next generation of engineers, providing students with the opportunity for a career...10/6

Oak Ridge School of Reactor Technology: Model for university nuclear engineering courses

(Oak Ridger) Carolyn Krause brings to light the amazing history of reactor training at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory when she explores the history of the Oak Ridge School of Reactor Technology....10/4