Monday, November 28, 2016
ORNL in the News

Seven ORNL researchers elected AAAS fellows

(EurekAlert/AAAS) Seven researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory have been elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). The AAAS is the world's largest multidisciplinary scientific society and publisher of the Science family of journals...11/22

Strunk named top scientist at Oak Ridge National Lab's Awards Night

(Oak Ridger) Bill Strunk of Oak Ridge National Laboratory's Nuclear Science and Engineering Directorate has received the ORNL Director's Award for Outstanding Individual Accomplishment in Science and Technology...11/23

ORNL wins seven R&D 100 Awards

(Oak Ridge Today) Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have received seven R&D 100 Awards in recognition of their significant advancements in science and technology. The honorees were recognized on November 3 at the 54th annual R&D 100 Conference, which was sponsored by R&D Magazine...11/25

Supercomputers: China still has top two, ORNL's Titan remains No. 3

(Oak Ridge Today) China still has the two fastest supercomputers in the world, and Titan at Oak Ridge National Laboratory remains number three. The semi-annual TOP500 List of the world's top supercomputers was released last Monday, November 14, at a conference in Salt Lake City...11/23

Science and Technology

Speed of LightTheory that challenges Einstein's physics could soon be put to the test

(Science Daily) Scientists behind a theory that the speed of light is variable -- and not constant as Einstein suggested -- have made a prediction that could be tested. Einstein observed that the speed of light remains the same in any situation, and this meant that space and time could be different in different situations...11/25

Energy and Science Policy

Congress poised to pass sweeping biomedical innovation bill

(Science Magazine/AAAS) Congress is poised to approve a massive piece of legislation that would provide the National Institutes of Health (NIH) with $4.8 billion over the next decade for a set of research initiatives, including brain and cancer research and efforts to develop so-called precision medicine treatments that are tailored to an individual’s genetic makeup...11/26

 

DOE

Blobby TurbulenceTapping the Next Generation of Supercomputers to Bring Fusion Energy to the World

(Energy.gov) he Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) leads a team of institutions that is developing a computer program that will run on the next generation of supercomputers to bring fusion energy closer to reality. The team is part of the Exascale Computing Project (ECP), a major component of President Obama’s National Strategic Computing Initiative to ensure continued U.S. leadership in high-performance computing...11/22

NETL Partners in High-Performance Computing Projects Target U.S. Scientific and National Security Priorities

(Noodls) Researchers at the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) will team with two prestigious national laboratories and a major research university to execute two strategic computing projects aimed at meeting the scientific and national security mission needs of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). ..11/23

Local and State

After acquiring more land, Protomet evaluating Oak Ridge for $30 million expansion

(Oak Ridge Today) Protomet Corporation has purchased about 20 acres of former federal land on Bethel Valley Road in south Oak Ridge, and the company is evaluating that property as one option as it plans for a $30 million expansion that could add 200 jobs over a five-year period...11/23

CNS small business contracting makes big jump in FY 2016

(Oak Ridge Today) Consolidated Nuclear Security LLC achieved a significant increase in contracting with small businesses during fiscal year 2016, eclipsing its small business contracting goals and awarding more than $276 million at the Pantex Plant in Amarillo, Texas, and Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge...11/22