Tuesday, October 22, 2013
ORNL in the News

Jack Fellows to direct ORNL’s Climate Change Science Institute

(Knoxville News Sentinel) Jack D. Fellows has been named director of Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Climate Change Science Institute...He will succeed James Hack as director of the ORNL institute...10/21

Ford Turns to Altair, Cray for Auto Engineering

(Enterprise Tech) ...At Ford’s Dearborn Mich., base, multistory buildings stacked floor to ceiling computers support CAE efforts, but for Ford that’s only the beginning. The automaker also has arrangements with Oak Ridge National Laboratory to step in for bigger calculations...10/21

3D Printing Rises to the Occasion

(Lab Manager Magazine) ORNL group shows how it's done, one layer at a time...Oak Ridge National Laboratory's focus on printing is led by the the Deposition Science & Technology Group within the Manufacturing Demonstration Facility. The DST is young, created just this year. According to group leader Chad Duty, it works with a variety of advanced manufacturing technologies such as carbon fiber, magnetic field processing and printed electronics...10/21

 

DOE

'Mix and match': Mixing nanoparticles to make multifunctional materials

(PhysOrg) Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory have developed a general approach for combining different types of nanoparticles to produce large-scale composite materials...10/20

East Tennessee

Is timing right for pension increase for Oak Ridge retirees?

(Knoxville News Sentinel) A sizable crowd gathered Monday at Heritage Fellowship Church for the annual meeting of the Coalition of Oak Ridge Employees (CORRE)...10/22

Cheek 'feels very good' about UT's progress

(The Daily Beacon) ...Chancellor Jimmy Cheek gave a progress report on Knoxville's drive to become a Top 25 public university...10/21

National

Nuclear talks secrecy allows Iran's hardliners to argue US has upper hand

(CS Monitor) Iranian hardliners say US optimism after last week's nuclear talks is a sign Iran made too many concessions. The secrecy on talks has allowed such accusations to flourish...10/21

States want reimbursement for funding national parks during shutdown

(Washington Post) Five states this month advanced funding to the federal government to reopen some of their national parks and protect themselves from major losses in tourism revenue during the 16-day shutdown...10/21

 

energy & science policy

Spain saves research council from imminent bankruptcy

(Nature) Spain's National Research Council (CSIC) has been brought back from the brink of financial disaster by a cash injection...10/21

science & technology

How Electric Vehicles Play a Key Role in the Grid of the Future

(Scientific American) A potentially lucrative new market is emerging around the exchange of energy between plug-in vehicles and the electrical grid, particularly as more low-carbon power generation sources come online...10/21

What Are Genetically Recoded Organisms?

(Popular Science) Researchers have developed a new kind of genetic engineering that may be safer, with the power to make never-before-seen types of protein...10/17

Nanodiamond production in ambient conditions opens door for flexible electronics, implants and more

(PhysOrg) Instead of having to use tons of crushing force and volcanic heat to forge diamonds, researchers at Case Western Reserve University have developed a way to cheaply make nanodiamonds on a lab bench at atmospheric pressure and near room temperature...10/21

Pollen Study Points to Culprit in Bronze Era Mystery

(NY Times) More than 3,200 years ago, life was abuzz in and around what is now this modern-day Israeli metropolis on the shimmering Mediterranean shore...10/22

Other Stories

France summons U.S. ambassador over spying report

(Reuters) France summoned the U.S. ambassador on Monday after Le Monde newspaper reported the huge scale of alleged American spying on French citizens, with Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius calling the revelations unacceptable...10/21

Americans Fall Behind In The 'Getting Older' Race

(NPR) As we all know, Americans are living longer. Women especially. But here's what you may not know: French, German, Swedish, Italian, Japanese, British, Dutch and Canadian women are living longer too, but their lives are getting longer faster than ours...10/21