ORNL in the News

Manhattan Towers Gather Their Own Heat, for Power

(New York Times) According to the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, power generators that recycle excess heat have been around since the early 20th century, mostly in giant factories....2/24

Oak Ridge science camp for middle schoolers

(Atomic City Underground) This one is still in the works, but officials at Oak Ridge Associated Universities are clearly excited about a new camp for middle-school students, July 18-24....2/24

Geothermal Heating and Cooling Technology Is Poised to Support Economic Recovery and Long-Term Energy Goals

(Energy Current) A recent paper published by Oak Ridge National Laboratory estimated that aggressive deployment of geothermal heat pumps could achieve 35 to 40 percent of a recommended carbon reduction path for the U.S. building sector...2/24

Enzyme cocktail converts cellulosic materials, water into hydrogen fuel

(Fuel Cell Works) Researchers at Virginia Tech, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and the University of Georgia have produced hydrogen gas pure enough to power a fuel cell...2/24

East Tennessee

Are you a science whiz? Take this test and see

(Knoxville News Sentinel) Congratulations to the team from Oak Ridge High School that won the Tennessee Science Bowl over the weekend...2/25

State & Regional

Tennessee may reject stimulus aid for jobless

(Tennessean) Bredesen balks at conditions tied to federal package, long-term costs...2/25


Obama Outlines Road to Economic Recovery

(Washington Post) In an address before a joint session of Congress, the president stresses the importance of investing in energy, education and health care....2/25 [Registration Required]



energy & science policy


FY 2009 Omnibus Funding Bill: DOE Office of Science

(AIP Bulletin) Funding for the Department of Energy’s Science programs would increase by 18.8 percent or $754.9 million in the FY 2009 Omnibus Appropriations Bill...2/24

Inside Energy Extra

2/24 A daily report on U.S. energy policy
[ORNL users only]
-Obama budget shows cap-trade income
-Coastal states differ on OCS access
-Reid plans more FERC grid power
-Yucca project seen surviving cut
-Court shelves Bush soot standards
-Livermore, Siemens sign wind pact

science & technology

NASA Satellite Fails to Reach Orbit

(New York Times) A NASA investigation team is trying to determine why a protective nose cone failed to detach during the launching of a climate satellite on Tuesday morning, dooming the $278 million mission and leaving scientists without a much-anticipated advance in the tracking of global carbon dioxide emissions....2/24