ORNL Media Highlights: Week of Feb. 2-7, 2018


ORNL Director Thomas Zacharia reflects on first 7 months in his post

The Knoxville News Sentinel, which is part of the USA Today Network-Tennessee, published this story with ORNL Director Thomas Zacharia reflecting on his first seven months as ORNL director.

Feb. 2



Ethanol’s next breakthrough? Turning greenhouse gas into fuel

The Des Moines Register published this story about ORNL scientists unintentionally uncovering a process using that uses tiny bits of carbon and copper to convert the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide into ethanol fuel.

Feb. 2



Facial recognition technology to be tested at U.S. borders

The Star Tribune of Minnesota’s Twin Cities and other newspapers published this story about an ORNL-developed technology capable of making facial recognition easier in viewing inside moving vehicles in areas near crossings for vehicles entering the United States from Canada and Mexico.

Feb. 3



Fulfilling University of Tennessee’s mission to educate, discover, connect

This column written by University of Tennessee President Joe DiPietro and published in the Tennessean of Nashville, which is part of the USA Today Network-Tennessee, includes listing a university priority to prepare to win an extension of the contract to manage ORNL for DOE.

Feb. 4



The home of the future? Incredible concept images reveal the world’s first  freeform 3-D-printed house that will be built in Tennessee this year

The Daily Mail of London published this story about plans for building the world’s first 3-D-Printed home later this year in Chattanooga and includes ORNL’s 3-D printing technology helping pave the way for 3-D-printed building construction.

Feb. 5



Racing to match China's growing computer power, U.S. outlines design for exascale computer

Science magazine highlights ORNL's Summit supercomputer as a key milestone in the international race to exascale.

Feb. 7