Thursday, November 2, 2017
ORNL in the News

ORNL’s DelCul, Wirth Named American Nuclear Society Fellows

(HPC Wire) Guillermo Daniel (Bill) DelCul was cited by the ANS for his outstanding accomplishments in actinide and fission product separations, uranium processing chemistry and advanced fuel cycle development...Brian David Wirth, who holds the University of Tennessee (UT)-ORNL Governor’s Chair of Computational Nuclear Engineering, is a joint appointee of UT and ORNL, where he leads Scientific Discovery through Advanced Computing (SciDAC) projects on fusion plasma surface interactions and fission gas bubble evolution in nuclear fuel. 10/31

City, ORNL partner on UrbanSense

(Oak Ridger) Researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory are partnering with the city of Oak Ridge to develop UrbanSense, a sensor network and real-time visualization platform that helps cities evaluate trends in urban activity...11/1

ORNL, City of Oak Ridge partner on sensor project to capture city trends

(Oak Ridge Today) Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory are partnering with the City of Oak Ridge to develop UrbanSense, a comprehensive sensor network and real-time visualization platform that helps cities evaluate trends in urban activity...10/30

Centrus, ORNL contract continues uranium enrichment technology work in Oak Ridge

(Oak Ridge Today) A $16 million contract signed by Centrus Energy Corporation and and UT-Battelle LLC will continue work on gas centrifuge uranium enrichment technology at Centrus facilities in Oak Ridge, the company announced Monday...10/30

Science and Technology

The new thermodynamics: how quantum physics is bending the rules

(Nature) Experiments are starting to probe the limits of the classical laws of thermodynamics...11/1

Energy and Science Policy

University Leaders Warn Appropriators on Proposed Research Overhead Cuts

(AIP) Appropriators of both parties appear increasingly united in opposition to the Trump administration’s proposed 10 percent cap on research overhead reimbursements at the National Institutes of Health...11/1

DOE

Department of Energy Announces Five New Projects Through BIRD Energy Partnership with Israel

(Energy.gov) The U.S. Department of Energy in partnership with Israel’s Ministry of Energy (MOE) and the Israel Innovation Authority announced $4.8 million for five newly selected energy projects as part of the Binational Industrial Research and Development (BIRD) Energy program...11/1

3D-printed stainless steel is up to 3 times tougher than alternatives

(Digital Trends) Investigators at several research institutions, including Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Ames National Laboratory, Georgia Tech University, and Oregon State University, have made a major breakthrough in the 3D printing of 316L, a type of versatile “marine-grade” stainless steel...11/1

Local and State

Tennessee leads nation in growth of its small businesses

(Times Free Press) ...A report by payroll processor Paychex Inc. said Tuesday that employment by Tennessee's small businesses grew faster than any other state during October, marking the fifth consecutive month the Volunteer State has led the IHS Small Business Employment Watch report...11/1

Here's how Tennessee tries to draw big business

(Knoxville News Sentinel) Economic development experts and officials from across Tennessee convened at the Gatlinburg Convention Center on Thursday, telling their colleagues how recent big development deals were done and pointing the way to future projects...10/26