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NNSA Breaks Ground on New Fire Station in Tennessee

The Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA) and Consolidated Nuclear Security officials broke ground on a new fire station at the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, on April 27.
By |April 29th, 2021||0 Comments|

Six Deals and Counting: Supporting the Revitalization and Redevelopment of Downtown Oak Ridge

Three Roots Capital has “strong roots” in pursuing deals in Oak Ridge that provide positive economic and social impact, including current efforts to redevelop downtown Oak Ridge. Three Roots is committed to pursuing projects and deals that bring lasting value to communities. From September 2017 to April 2021, Three Roots has worked with First Horizon, Renasant Bank, and Pinnacle Financial Partners to provide financing for five projects in Oak Ridge.
By |April 28th, 2021||0 Comments|

Another Hot Cell Down at ORNL, EM Advancing Project Toward Completion

DOE OREM and contractor UCOR recently completed the removal of one of the final remaining structures at the former Radioisotope Development Lab at the ORNL. Known as hot cells, the structures being demolished are heavily shielded concrete rooms that provided researchers protection from highly radioactive material during the years the laboratory was operational.
By |April 28th, 2021||0 Comments|

Kurt Terrani Joins Ultra Safe Nuclear Corporation To Head Fuels And Materials Development Efforts

Former National Technical Director at ORNL, Dr. Kurt A. Terrani has joined micro-reactor innovator, Ultra Safe Nuclear Corporation. Terrani will serve as director in the USNC Core business unit, applying his unparalleled expertise to the company's advanced fuels and materials development efforts including the Fully-Ceramic Micro-encapsulated fuel.
By |April 27th, 2021||0 Comments|

ORNL Licenses Revolutionary AI System to General Motors for Automotive Use

DOE's ORNL has licensed its award-winning artificial intelligence software system, the Multinode Evolutionary Neural Networks for Deep Learning, to General Motors for use in-vehicle technology and design. The AI system, known as MENNDL, uses evolution to design optimal convolutional neural networks – algorithms used by computers to recognize patterns in datasets of text, images or sounds. 
By |April 27th, 2021||0 Comments|