Tennessee auto exports growing
Motor vehicle exports from Tennessee have more than doubled since 2000 with the automotive industry emerging as perhaps the state's largest export sector. (continue)
ORNL faces the future with 3-D tool
Oak Ridge National Laboratory researchers are pushing the boundaries of facial analysis, using 3-D face scans to provide a broadly accurate tool for determining such things as a person’s age, race and gender. (continue)
It's all a matter of logistics
At one time, there were companies that just hauled things and companies that mainly just stored things in warehouses. But more and more, companies called third-party logistics (3PL) providers are combining those services and others to give other companies an efficiency advantage.
ORNL’s new 3D printer may be world’s biggest
Oak Ridge National Laboratory has a new supersized 3D printer — perhaps the largest in the world — and plans to shift its research on additive manufacturing over the next few years to emphasize working with metals such as steel and aluminum.
Program helps adults reconnect with education
Most of the good news about education in Tennessee understandably has centered on Tennessee Promise, the plan to provide last-dollar scholarships beginning in the fall for students attending one of the state’s community colleges. (continue)
Economists Say Millennials Should Consider Careers In Trades
As the economy continues to recover, economists are seeing stark differences between people with high school and college degrees. The unemployment rate is nearly twice as high for Americans with a high school diploma as for those with a four-year college degree or more. (continue)
Insure TN will add $1.14B to state
Approval of the governor’s alternative Medicaid expansion plan would channel about $1.03 billion in new annual federal funding into the state, create about 15,000 new full-time jobs. (continue)
VW, Ford take top awards at auto show
Ford’s big move to aluminum for the body of its flagship F-150 truck has helped it garner some additional material: The hardware that comes with the North American Truck of the Year Award. (continue)
The science is complicated when it comes to making tiny strands of lightweight, high-strength carbon fiber, but the impact of a presidential visit on a local carbon-fiber initiative is anything but complicated.