Thursday, December 1, 2016
ORNL in the News

U.S. to Expand Neutron Science Facility

(Inside Science) ...Advanced neutron facilities are currently under construction in Europe and China, and the expansion plans indicate a U.S. attempt to investing in remaining globally competitive in the field. They will do this by building a Second Target Station as an addition to the current Spallation Neutron Source and the existing First Target Station...11/30

Magnet Applications partners with Oak Ridge National Lab

(Recycling Today) ...Testing shows that permanent magnets produced by additive manufacturing outperform bonded magnets made using traditional methods...11/29

Tennessine Passes Review Period, Now Permanent Name for Element 117

(Tennessee Today) It’s official: Tennessee now has a certified spot on the periodic table. Researchers announced that Tennessine  had been submitted in June as the name for what was known as element 117 in a nod to the state of Tennessee for the efforts from three of its powerhouse research institutions in the discovery. It will carry the symbol Ts...11/30

Setting Out Markers

(Metal Construction News) ...The Oak Ridge National Laboratory laid down a challenge to the construction industry with the Additive Manufacturing Integrated Energy (AMIE) Demonstration Project...11/28

Science and Technology

Inside the Cyberattack That Shocked the US Government

(Wired) ...The routine nature of OPM’s business made the revelations of April 15, 2015, as perplexing as they were disturbing. On that morning, a security engineer named Brendan Saulsbury set out to decrypt a portion of the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) traffic that flows across the agency’s digital network...10/23

Energy and Science Policy

Contrasting Views on Future Prospects for Nuclear Energy Presented at Appropriations Hearing

(AIP) At a Senate hearing, appropriations subcommittee leaders disagreed on the advisability of the federal government embarking on an effort to spur the development and deployment of new types of nuclear reactors....11/29

DOE

Crude Science

(Energy.gov) Last night’s dinner could be tomorrow’s liquid fuel. Yes, the technology to turn ordinary human waste into biocrude oil is here, thanks to developments at the Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory...11/30

BTO Innovation Crowdsourcing JUMP Program Celebrates a Year of Successes

(Energy.gov) The U.S. Department of Energy’s Building Technologies Office (BTO) JUMP program experienced a successful year of engagement and innovation in 2016, adding 12 industry partners, launching 13 calls for innovations, and advancing 10 winning ideas...11/22

Local and State

Professor Develops Algorithm to Improve Online Mapping of Disaster Areas

(Tennessee Today) When an 8-magnitude earthquake struck Yingjie Hu’s home province of Sichuan, China, in 2008, he was more than 1,000 miles away attending college in Shanghai. While Hu wanted to help, there wasn’t much he could do due to the long distance...11/29

Glowing crystals can detect, cleanse contaminated drinking water

(EurekAlert) ...Motivated by publicized cases in which high levels of heavy metals were found in drinking water in Flint, Mich., and Newark, N.J., a science team led by researchers at Rutgers University used intense X-rays at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory to probe the structure of the crystals they developed and learn how they bind to heavy metals...11/29

EPB smart grid avoids 90 percent of expected power outages

(Times Free Press) Despite several rounds of violent storms that raced through the area overnight, EPB's smart grid kept the electric power on for about 90 percent of Chattanooga's electricity users who would have otherwise experienced an outage...11/30