Thursday, November, 2016
ORNL in the News

Innovative Building Technology App Concept Takes Top Award in Siemens JUMP Challenge

(IBT) Siemens recently announced the winner of its open-technology challenge with JUMP, a joint initiative between the U.S. Department of Energy and five national laboratories that has established an online crowdsourcing community to focus on bridging the gap between cutting-edge building technology ideas and the marketplace...10/24

3-D-printed permanent magnets outperform conventional versions, conserve rare materials

(PhysOrg) Researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory have demonstrated that permanent magnets produced by additive manufacturing can outperform bonded magnets made using traditional techniques while conserving critical materials...11/1

ORNL tests new lubricants for ExxonMobil in marine diesel engine prototype

(Oak Ridge Today) A unique diesel engine prototype is evaluating next-generation lubricants for the global marine industry, and the project was showcased by Oak Ridge National Laboratory and ExxonMobil during a ribbon-cutting ceremony last week...11/2

Story Tips From the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, November 2016

(EurekAlert) MATERIALS - Mixed results...GEOCHEMISTRY - Squeezing more fuel...BUILDINGS - Exterior performance...11/2

 

Science and Technology

Science Rewards Eureka Moments, Except When It Doesn't

(NPR) Lots of people think this is how science works: A genius sits in a lab working late into the night and, finally — "Eureka!" After that come big prizes, and maybe even lucrative patents, right?...11/2

Energy and Science Policy

Education Department Outlines Six Focus Areas for STEM Ed over Next Decade

(AIP) The Department of Education released a report that outlines six focus areas that comprise an aspirational vision for U.S. STEM education over the next decade...10/31

DOE

Department of Energy Announces 10 New Projects to Improve Connected and Automated Vehicle Efficiency

(Energy.gov) The Energy Department’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) today announced up to $32 million in funding for 10 innovative projects as part of its newest program...11/2

Legrand’s Energy Marathon 2.0

(Better Buildings) On October 3rd, Legrand North America, a Better Plants Challenge partner, kicked off the Energy Marathon 2.0, a company-wide internal competition designed to save as much energy as possible through employee engagement and ready-to-implement technologies...10/24

Local and State

U.S. Homeland Security seeks faculty, students for summer 2017 research

(Oak Ridge Today) The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is seeking faculty, undergraduate, and graduate students interested in participating in one of its 10-week programs in summer 2017, including its Summer Research Team Program for Minority Serving Institutions, and its Homeland Security—Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (HS-STEM) Summer Internship Program...11/2

UT ranks among top green colleges in the states

(UT Daily Beacon) ...The University of Tennessee ranked among the top green colleges in America, according to Princeton Review’s Guide to 361 Green Colleges: 2016 Edition...11/1