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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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2011-11-22 04:33:19

NASA's Mars Science Laboratory mission, which is scheduled to launch this week, has the potential to be the most productive Mars surface mission in history. That's due in part to its nuclear heat and power source. When the rover Curiosity heads to space as early as Saturday, it will carry the most advanced payload of scientific gear ever used on Mars' surface. Those instruments will get their lifeblood from a radioisotope power system assembled and tested at Idaho National Laboratory. The...

2011-08-09 07:00:00

TYSONS CORNER, Va., Aug. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Lightbridge Corporation (NASDAQ: LTBR), a leading innovator of next generation nuclear fuel designs and provider of nuclear energy consulting services to commercial and governmental organizations, today provided a 2011 first half business update on the progress of its nuclear fuel technology and consulting businesses and reported financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2011. "We continue to make steady progress executing...

2011-05-20 00:00:31

Appro Supercomputers will Support DOE's Missions in Nuclear and Energy Research Milpitas, CA (PRWEB) May 18, 2011 Appro (http://www.appro.com), a leading provider of supercomputing solutions, today announced the final installation of a new 12,512-processor core Appro Xtreme-Xâ“ž¢ supercomputer at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL). The system is known as "Fission." The acquisition of Fission enables INL researchers to build more complete scientific models and...

2011-01-04 06:45:00

PASADENA, Calif., Jan. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (NYSE: JEC) announced today that it received a contract from Bechtel Marine Propulsion Corporation to provide engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) services in support of the Expended Core Facility Recapitalization Project. The total construction project cost is estimated to range from $300 to $500 million. The project, located within the boundary of Idaho National Laboratory, will...

2010-09-15 08:58:00

TEL-AVIV, Israel, September 15, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Waterfall Security Solutions, the leading provider of Unidirectional Security Gateways, announced today the successful completion of a security assessment, undertaken by the Idaho National Laboratory (INL), of Waterfall's Unidirectional Security Gateway's technology and products. The assessment was conducted as part of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Control Systems Security Program (CSSP). The whole process, originating...

2010-06-15 13:00:00

PITTSBURGH, June 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Westinghouse Electric Company will be the key organization spearheading industrial applications for one of the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Energy Innovation Hubs. As part of a broad effort to spur innovation and achieve clean energy breakthroughs, U.S. Deputy Secretary of Energy Daniel Poneman recently announced selection of a team led by Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) for an award of up to $122 million over five years to establish and...

2010-05-24 11:35:00

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho, May 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Future Mars rovers could have smaller, cheaper and more sensitive life-detecting instruments, thanks to a new invention by scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Idaho National Laboratory. The INL team has found a new way to generate complex electric fields, which will make it easier to direct ions, or charged particles, along specified paths. The researchers just filed a patent application for their Total Ion Control method, a...

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2010-05-24 06:50:00

The next generation of Mars rovers could have smaller, cheaper, more robust and more sensitive life-detecting instruments, thanks to a new invention by scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Idaho National Laboratory. The INL team has come up with an efficient new way to generate complex electric fields, which will make it easier to direct ions, or charged particles, along specified paths. The researchers have now filed a patent application for their Total Ion Control method, a key...


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The word 'conjunto' comes through Spanish, from Latin coniūnctus, past participle of coniungere, to join together; see conjoin