To Pluto and Beyond: Work that reaches the stars

They’ve stayed in the same spot for more than a decade, but their work has traveled to Pluto and beyond, and landed on the surface of Mars. Bob Gomez, Courtney Swassing and Jon Bradley have spent most of their Idaho...

ANS designates Idaho reactor as Nuclear Historic Landmark

The American Nuclear Society (ANS) has designated Idaho National Laboratory’s Transient Reactor Test Facility (TREAT) a Nuclear Historic Landmark, in recognition of work performed between 1959 and 1994 and with significant research still to come. “Transient testing is an essential...

Fire danger increases as the grasses and sagebrush dry

Preparations for INL’s 2017 fire season underway IDAHO FALLS — The Fire Department at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Idaho National Laboratory is preparing for the 2017 wildland fire season. Every spring, the fire department reviews its fire preparation procedures...

Using materials research to wrest energy from oceans

On her visit to Idaho Falls in mid-March, Dr. Bernadette Hernandez-Sanchez of Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) had two stories to tell. One was personal, shared with 160 eighth-grade girls at Idaho National Laboratory’s “My Amazing Future” event. At lunch March...