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Story Tips from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, March 2014
Date:3/6/2014

MATERIALS Lighter, stronger engines . . .

Engines could become lighter and more efficient because of a research project that combines the talents and resources of the Chrysler Group, Nemak S.A. of Mexico and Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The goal of the four-year $5.5 million cooperative research and development agreement is to develop an advanced cast aluminum alloy for next-generation higher efficiency engines. In addition to being lighter, the new alloy for cylinder heads would be stronger and capable of sustaining the higher temperatures and pressures of engines with improved efficiency, according to ORNL's Amit Shyam, who leads the project. [Contact: Ron Walli, (865) 576-0226; wallira@ornl.gov]

CYBER The science of security . . .

Dozens of cyber authorities will gather at Oak Ridge National Laboratory April 8-10 to discuss strategies to safeguard cyberspace, which is fundamental to the nation's prosperity and security. Participants in the 9th Cyber and Information Security Research Conference will present papers to be published by ACM International Conference Proceeding Series and discuss topics that include moving targets, designed-in security, cyber economic incentives and the science of security. This year's event will feature demonstrations of cyber technologies developed by the nine DOE cyber science laboratories. Keynote speakers include Lt. Gen. Michael Basla of the Office of the Secretary of the Air Force, Lt. Gen. Edward Cardon of the U.S. Army Cyber Command and Carol Hawk of the Department of Energy's Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability. More information is available at: http://www.cisr.ornl.gov/cisrc14/index.html. [Media contact: Ron Walli, (865) 576-0226; wallira@ornl.gov]

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