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TVA Asks for Public Input on the Clinch River Nuclear Site

The Tennessee Valley Authority is asking for public comment on its Notice of Intent to prepare a Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement on proposed actions for an advanced nuclear reactor technology park at the Clinch River Nuclear Site in Roane County, Tennessee.
By |February 9th, 2021||0 Comments|

U.S. to Host World Data System’s International Program Office

The Department of State is proud to see that the World Data System (WDS), a non-governmental body for norms and standards for scientific data, has selected the Oak Ridge Institute at the University of Tennessee (ORI at UT) to host its International Program Office for a five-year term starting in 2021.
By |January 20th, 2021||0 Comments|

ORNL New engine capability accelerates advanced vehicle research

In the quest for advanced vehicles with higher energy efficiency and ultra-low emissions, Oak Ridge National Laboratory researchers are accelerating a research engine that gives scientists and engineers an unprecedented view inside the atomic-level workings of combustion engines in real time.
By |December 28th, 2020||0 Comments|

UTRF releases annual report for FY20

The University of Tennessee (UT) Research Foundation has released its annual report for FY20.
By |December 28th, 2020||0 Comments|

Carbon Fiber’s Days As the Car World’s Lightweight Miracle Material May Be Numbered

The automotive world has been obsessed with carbon fiber for decades, ever since the McLaren MP4/1 Formula One race car became the first to use a carbon fiber composite chassis in 1981. Since then, the material’s signature weave, with its legendary blend of strength, stiffness, and low weight, has shown up in all forms of motorsport—as well as virtually every supercar since developed, and a smattering of mainstream road cars. To this day, its use in hoods, roofs, suspension components, strut bars, full chassis, body panels, and even decorative trim panels that serve negligible practical benefits still generates Pavlovian responses among gearheads. 
By |September 18th, 2018||0 Comments|