ORNL Fission and Fusion to be Featured in Discovery Series Airing October 23

Tomorrow's World Today is an Emmy-nominated program on Discovery focusing on innovation and paths to sustainable living. The ORNL content will air in part 4 of the program called "The Clean Factor": where in part one of this four-part series, they explore discover how Nuclear Energy is helping us reach our goal of a zero-carbon footprint by 2050.

Gilbertson Retires from DOE after 25 years, Mullis to serve as acting APDAS

Mark Gilbertson is set to retire from federal service at the end of October following 40 years of public and private sector experience. Gilbertson mostly recently served as the associate principal deputy assistant secretary (APDAS) for regulatory and policy affairs. Jay Mullis has been selected to serve as the acting APDAS for regulatory and policy affairs starting Nov. 1. Mullis is the manager of the Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management (OREM). Laura Wilkerson will serve as the acting OREM manager while Mullis is acting APDAS for regulatory and policy affairs.

Oak Ridge Students’ Satellite Now in Orbit

The Robertsville Middle School cube-shaped satellite — dubbed RamSat for the school’s mascot was Launched June 3 from the NASA Kennedy Space Center as part of SpaceX Commercial Resupply Service to the International Space Station, RamSat was deployed into low earth orbit on June 14 and is currently traveling at 17,000 miles per hour.

An Exascale Day Interview with the Director of DOE’s Exascale Computing Project

As DOE's Exascale Computing Project rolls into its sixth year, ECP Director Doug Kothe continues to propel the effort, drawing on the deep well of experience he has filled during three and a half decades of leading programs and building and overseeing highly specialized teams at DOE labs. Just before joining ECP, Kothe was the Deputy Associate Laboratory Director of the Computing and Computational Sciences Directorate at ORNL.

Quick Detection of Uranium Isotopes Helps Safeguard Nuclear Materials

Analytical chemists at DOE's ORNL have developed a rapid way to measure isotopic ratios of uranium and plutonium collected on environmental swipes, which could help International Atomic Energy Agency analysts detect the presence of undeclared nuclear activities or material.