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Oak Ridge National Lab officials view new innovation push as modern day 'Manhattan Project'

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OAK RIDGE, Tenn. — The U.S. government has perhaps its best chance in recent decades to drive technological innovation, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) officials told leaders of the departments of Defense and Energy on Wednesday, with some likening it to the push for new capabilities during the World War II era. That Tennessee-based lab has roots that trace back to massive investments during the 1940s supporting the Manhattan Project…