Wednesday, November 3, 2010
ORNL in the News

Indian-American researcher wins top innovation award

(Economic Times) Indian-American researcher Amit Goyal has been named the '2010 Innovator of the Year' by leading technology publication R&D Magazine, whose awards are touted as the 'Oscars of Innovation.' An IIT Kharagpur alumnus, Goyal is a researcher at the US Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee....11/3

University of Tennessee's research funding at $188M

(Knoxville News Sentinel) Solar energy, nuclear power and childhood obesity are among the research fields drawing new grant money and pushing the University of Tennessee's total research funding to an all-time high. The research includes partnerships with Oak Ridge National Laboratory and investments from the National Science Foundation and Department of Energy....11/3

State & Regional

With Haslam's election, GOP power greatest since 1869

(Knoxville News Sentinel) With Tuesday's sweep from West to East Tennessee, Republicans now control the governor's office as well as both the state House and Senate. The last time Republicans held the governor's office, the state House and the state Senate was in 1869, when Republican Gov. Dewitt Senter was elected....11/3

National

GOP Seizes House; Democrats Keep Senate

(NPR) The seismic event driving the 2010 midterm elections has triggered a tsunami: Republicans have swept to control of the House of Representatives....11/3

energy & science policy

Spill Cleanup Proceeds Amid Mistrust

(New York Times) Scientists say the degree of long-term damage from the gulf oil spill is still unknown, but fishermen and residents fear that the damage is extensive....11/3

science & technology

Trillions of Reasons to Be Excited

(New York Times) Physicists are tracking the subatomic chaos of protons colliding 300 feet underground in the bowels of a giant particle detector at the Large Hadron Collider at the Swiss-French border outside Geneva....11/2

Extensive corrosion threatens BP pipelines in Alaska, risking explosions, spills

(Washington Post) The extensive pipeline system that moves oil, gas and waste throughout BP's operations in Alaska is plagued by severe corrosion, according to an internal maintenance report generated four weeks ago....11/2 [Registration Required]

Echolocation Tricks Bats Into Trying to Drink from Sheets of Metal

(Popular Science) [Video] While scientists have understood for some time how bats use echolocation to find insects, a study by Stefan Greif and Björn Siemers of the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology suggests that bats rely more on echolocation to assess their environment than other senses....11/3