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2014-07-23 08:26:17

WASHINGTON, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For much of America, the middle of summer means an always-on status for air conditioners. Yet that soothing flow of cool air is something we largely take for granted. Having reliable electricity - especially throughout extreme weather conditions -- is critical to our safety and well-being and the uninterrupted production of scores of industries. Nuclear energy is the most reliable, around-the-clock, carbon-free energy source on our grid....

2014-02-04 08:21:34

ThreatTrack Security survey finds that defense contractors are facing many of the same cybersecurity strains and vulnerabilities as most enterprises CLEARWATER, Fla., Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ThreatTrack Security today published a study that sheds light on the attitudes of a very exclusive group of IT and security managers - those employed by U.S. defense contractors - in the wake of the Edward Snowden data breaches and at a time when national cybersecurity is under unprecedented...

2014-01-21 08:23:30

Industrial Control Systems Fingerprinting and Monitoring System Commercially Available SILICON VALLEY, Calif., Jan. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- NexDefense, Inc., www.NexDefense.com, a provider of cyber security solutions for Industrial Control Systems (ICS) used in the operation of critical infrastructure, today announced that Battelle Energy Alliance (BEA) has signed a patent and copyright license giving NexDefense exclusive rights to commercialize its Sophia software. Sophia (Greek...

2013-11-28 23:22:18

Doe Run's Comprehensive Training Promotes Safe Practices in Company’s Mines and Mills St. Louis (PRWEB) November 28, 2013 For the first time in its 50 years of operation, The Doe Run Company’s (Doe Run) Southeast Missouri Mining & Milling Division (SEMO) in Viburnum, Mo., reached 3 million safe work hours without a lost-time injury on Oct. 27, 2013. Employees have worked diligently, and safely, to reach an unprecedented company milestone. Prior to this accomplishment, SEMO’s...

2013-10-17 23:22:23

Granted.com reports strong growth in laboratory jobs through 2013. Pasadena, CA (PRWEB) October 17, 2013 According to The Salt Lake Tribune, the Idaho National Laboratory may put 3,700 workers on furlough during the current government shutdown. The Idaho Department of Labor said that “about 25 percent of eastern Idaho's workforce is employed at the site.” This latest news release about laboratory jobs indicates that many experienced and skilled job seekers will be seeking...

Nuclear Operators, Industry Helped With Virtual Control Room
2013-08-08 13:23:23

DOE/Idaho National Laboratory Modernizing nuclear power plants to help extend their operating lifetimes is no small task. But the endeavor offers an opportunity to improve control-room design and layout. The Department of Energy's new Human System Simulation Laboratory (HSSL) at Idaho National Laboratory is a full-scale virtual nuclear control room that can test the safety and reliability of proposed technology replacements before they are implemented in commercial nuclear control...

Simulations Study Helping With Earthquake Dampers For Structures
2013-07-31 08:47:43

Purdue University Researchers have demonstrated the reliability and efficiency of "real-time hybrid simulation" for testing a type of powerful damping system that might be installed in buildings and bridges to reduce structural damage and injuries during earthquakes. The magnetorheological-fluid dampers are shock-absorbing devices containing a liquid that becomes far more viscous when a magnetic field is applied. "It normally feels like a thick fluid, but when you apply a magnetic...

2012-03-29 09:03:42

Sandia National Laboratories is using its Ion Beam Laboratory (IBL) to study how to rapidly evaluate the tougher advanced materials needed to build the next generation of nuclear reactors and extend the lives of current reactors. Reactor operators need advanced cladding materials, which are the alloys that create the outer layer of nuclear fuel rods to keep them separate from the cooling fluid. Better alloys will be less likely to deteriorate from exposure to everything from coolant fluids...


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