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Secretary Chu visits - New!

Energy Secretary Steven Chu signs a contestant in the Robotics FIRST competition.

Secretary of Energy Steven Chu was at ORNL Wednesday afternoon on a quick, nuclear-themed visit that included a tour of the Consortium for Advanced Simulation of Light Water Reactors on the top floor of Bldg. 5700 and a stop at the new Manufacturing Demonstration Facility on Hardin Valley Road.

He had earlier in the day visited the site of the the Vogtle nuclear power plant in Waynesboro, Ga., billed as "the first of the next generation of passively safe nuclear reactors to be built in the United States."

Chu noted how computing at ORNL is being used to address the nation's problems and challenges. In a computing environment where speed and power are growing by leaps and bounds, "we are the undisputed leader in problem solving with supercomputers," he said at CASL.

On his way to the airport he stopped at the MDF for briefings on battery research and advanced manufacturing, and met students who are competing in the national Robotics FIRST competition with coaching from several ORNL researchers.
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Hangout tonight at 7:00PM. We plan on discussing our goals, and look at what needs to be done.
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Week 1 Observations and Reactions. The 2012 FRC events have begun, and Week 1 was a great testament to the FRC community's ability to respond to the challenge. The events went well, and we hope th...
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Here is the schedule for the Smoky Mountain Regional.
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We have the 2nd robot up and running starting on number 3 monday. We have the speed based code running, instead of using power based code. Pickup works and shooter should be attached on monday.
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Today we started construction of the NEW 80/20 frames, building the new bumpers, the got the encoders working, and one of the mentors brought in some parts for the pickup system/shooter that will allow us to finish that up.
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The robot is driving over the bump and bridge.
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Just got the 80/20 for this year's robot!
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YEAH!!!!!
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Hangout tonight at 7:30
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