Monday, November 14, 2016
ORNL in the News

Two ORNL researchers elected fellows of American Nuclear Society

(EurekAlert!/AAAS) Two researchers from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory have been elected fellows of the American Nuclear Society. Alan S. Icenhour and Jess C. Gehin were recognized for their outstanding scientific and technical leadership in nuclear energy research and development at the ANS Winter Meeting in Las Vegas on Nov. 7...11/10

World-leading HPC centers partner to form accelerated computing institute

(HPC Wire) ...The MOU authorizes the creation of the Accelerated Data Analytics and Computing (ADAC) institute to support collaborative projects and programs that bridge the respective HPC missions of the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), the Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech), and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich (ETH Zurich)...11/10

Science and Technology

New way to make low-cost solar cell technology

(PhysOrg) Researchers at ANU have found a new way to fabricate high efficiency semi-transparent perovskite solar cells in a breakthrough that could lead to more efficient and cheaper solar electricity...11/14

Supermoon'Supermoon' Science: NASA Explains the Closest Full Moon Until 2034

(Space.com) The November "supermoon" is extra close to Earth today  (Nov. 14), providing an extraordinary sight for skywatchers — but exactly what makes this month's full moon so special?...11/14

Energy and Science Policy

The ultimate experiment: How Trump will handle science

(Nature) The long campaign for the White House is over — but incoming US president Donald Trump’s work is just starting. With just two months before his inauguration on 20 January, he and his staff are busy vetting candidates for top government jobs and clarifying the agenda for his first few months in office. Some scientists have expressed fear about how Trump’s presidency will affect research in the United States....11/11

DOE

Energy Department Announces Five Clean Energy Projects through BIRD Energy Partnership with Israel

(Energy.gov) The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and Israel’s Ministry of National Infrastructure, Energy and Water Resources (MIEW) along with the Israel Innovation Authority today announced $4 million for five newly selected clean energy projects as part of the Binational Industrial Research and Development (BIRD) Energy program....11/10

Energy Department Announces Agreement to Sell Depleted Uranium to be Enriched for Civil Nuclear Power

(Energy.gov) he Department of Energy (DOE) has agreed to sell depleted uranium to GE-Hitachi Global Laser Enrichment, LLC (GLE) over a 40-year period which would be enriched at a proposed GLE state-of-the-art facility...11/10

Local and State

Tennessee Department Of Education Launches Statewide #GoOpen Initiative

(The Chattanoogan) Tennessee Commissioner of Education Candice McQueen announced Thursday the launch of a statewide #GoOpen initiative, making Tennessee one of the states recognized by the U.S. Department of Education for a commitment to supporting school districts and educators in offering high-quality, openly licensed educational resources in schools...11/11

New water plant could cost more than $40 million

(Oak Ridge Today) Building a new water treatment plant in Oak Ridge or rehabilitating the current one could cost between $43.1 million and $46.9 million, according to an evaluation prepared for the city by an engineering company...The water treatment plant provides water to the City of Oak Ridge, including residents, businesses, and some federal facilities; Oak Ridge National Laboratory; and Y-12.