Thursday, Decembver 10, 2015
ORNL in the News

ORNL wins award based on IT innovation

(Knoxville News Sentinel) Oak Ridge National Laboratory has won a top honor for innovative information technology at a government facility, thanks in part to the contributions of Knoxville-based small business Cadre5...12/7

Benefits of ORNL's Industry Day

(Knoxville News Sentinel) There was a big turnout Sept. 23 for Industry Day at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, a first-ever event sponsored by the Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy...12/9

Exploring Explosive Star Scenarios with 3-D Simulation on Titan 

(Scientific Computing) ...A team led by Michael Zingale of Stony Brook University is exploring the physics of Type Ia supernovas using the Titan supercomputer at the US Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Titan is the flagship machine of the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility a DOE Office of Science User Facility located at ORNL...12/9

Looking ahead: SNS users visit to discuss next-generation target station at ORNL 

(Oak Ridge Today) More than 200 scientists from around the world met from October 27 to 29 at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory to provide input on the scientific instruments that would be installed at a proposed Second Target Station, or STS, at the Spallation Neutron Source...12/6

A Cure for Medical Researchers' Big Data Headache 

(Lab Manager) ...For the past five years, Sreenivas Rangan Sukumar, a data scientist at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, has been working with health data and the high-performance computing resources of ORNL’s Compute and Data Environment for Science (CADES) to improve health care in the United States...12/9

Turning Ideas into Impact: The Energy Department's Office of Technology Transitions

( ...when the entrepreneurs and engineers at Smart Truck Systems, a company in Greenville, South Carolina, were looking to improve the aerodynamics and fuel efficiency of long-haul trailers, they looked to the supercomputers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory...12/9 

Science and Technology

Social scientists give climate talks a human touch

(Nature) The Cook Islands' fate might depend on the United Nations climate summit in Paris this week...12/10

Energy and Science Policy

Deadline Nears For Negotiators To Reach Deal On Climate Change

(NPR) At the U.N. climate summit in Paris, negotiators have 48 hours until their deadline to reach a deal on global warming...12/9



Transition at TWPC

(Knoxville News Sentinel) The transition of contractors at the Department of Energy’s Transuranic Waste Processing Center in Oak Ridge is supposed to take place officially at 6 a.m. on Friday, according to Sue Cange, DOE’s cleanup manager in Oak Ridge...12/9

HEU for naval reactors

(Knoxville News Sentinel) ...DOE said the highly enriched uranium recovered from retired nuclear weapons and Naval Reactor “process scrap” will support the known demand for the U.S. Nuclear Navy through 2060...12/8

Pros, cons of proposed DOE landfill

(Oak Ridger) The proposed Environmental Management Disposal Facility is “the most important project for the future of environmental management cleanup in Oak Ridge,” Laura Wilkerson, federal project director for the EMDF...12/9

Energy Secretary Moniz, EPA Administrator McCarthy and World Bank President Kim to Keynote ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit

( The U.S. Department of Energy today announced that U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy and the President of the World Bank Group Dr. Jim Yong Kim will serve as keynote speakers for the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy’s (ARPA-E) Energy Innovation Summit...12/9

Local and State

TVA retirees, workers urge Congress to help with underfunded pension

(Times Free Press) ...TVA Chief Financial Officer John Thomas told investors on a conference call last month that TVA would honor its commitments and fund its retirement obligations even though the fund currently has just over half of as much money as it needs to pay all of its future obligations...12/9