A research team at Oak Ridge National Laboratory have 3D printed a thermal protection shield, or TPS, for a capsule that will launch with the Cygnus cargo spacecraft as part of the supply mission to the International Space Station. The launch will mark the first time an additively manufactured TPS has been sent to space.
DOE recently honored three EM sites for exemplary achievements in innovation, strategic partnerships, and planning and completion of projects that advance sustainability at Department sites and national laboratories. Oak Ridge, the Savannah River Site (SRS), and Moab Uranium Mill Tailings Remedial Action Projectall received honorable mentions in DOE’s Sustainability Awards program this year.
The University of Tennessee will require students and staff to wear face masks in some indoor spaces, including classrooms, when the fall semester begins. Following new guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, even those who are fully vaccinated should wear masks indoors in areas with high COVID-19 transmission which includes Knox County.
Researchers at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga’s Center for Urban Informatics and Progress (CUIP) have been awarded a $1.37 million grant from the National Science Foundation. The funds will create “Smart Corridor+” along a section of the existing M.L. King Boulevard Smart Corridor, a 1.2-mile stretch in downtown Chattanooga used by CUIP to study traffic flow, public safety and transportation, environmental impacts and other quality-of-life issues.
U.S. Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), a member of the Armed Services Committee, led her colleagues in passing the 2022 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) out of Committee.