Ohio State Graduate Conducting Metallic Fuel Research at INL

May 22, 2019

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Dr. Yi Xie is the inaugural Glenn T. Seaborg Distinguished Postdoctoral Associate at Idaho National Laboratory (INL). Since starting her two-year appointment in August, Xie has conducted research at the Materials and Fuels Complex (MFC)...

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Readying nuclear plants for a new power landscape

May 21, 2019

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When it comes to generating electricity, nuclear power operators in some parts of the country today worry about ducks — or more precisely, the duck curve. The shape of the net load demand operators see...

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New INL computing facilities an investment in Idaho’s future

May 20, 2019

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Down a brightly lit hallway in an Idaho Falls office building, Eric Whiting opens the door to a room humming with dozens of large, black computer racks. Each rack resembles a high-tech refrigerator, some with...

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INL support helps Temple View Elementary School achieve Idaho’s first STEM School...

May 17, 2019

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At Temple View Elementary School, Tena Runcorn’s second-grade class comes in from recess and heads straight into the school’s new science lab. This room, officially designated the “INL Science Lab,” is much more than meets...

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EBR-I lights up the history of nuclear energy development

May 15, 2019

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If you happen to be driving across the desert of southeastern Idaho among the miles and miles of sagebrush, you will notice a lone faded brick building nestled near the base of the Big Southern...

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CO*STAR and RIIS give boost to INL innovation

May 13, 2019

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Studies show that when you stage a house before selling it, the sale price is on average 17% higher than if the house hadn’t been staged. People are willing to pay that extra percentage to...

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INL, Shoshone-Bannock Tribes examine remnants of long-gone Lake Terreton

May 10, 2019

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If you think archaeology is about retrieving golden trophies from snake-filled caves, Dr. Suzann Henrikson of Idaho National Laboratory’s Cultural Resources Management Office would like you to know it’s much more interesting than that. May...

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Award-winning small businesses are backbone of Idaho’s national lab

May 9, 2019

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For Idaho National Laboratory, it’s a source of pride any time one of its small business vendors receives an honor at the state, regional or national level. Most recently, RED, Inc., an Idaho Falls company...

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New Idaho supercomputer enhances nuclear reactor simulations

May 8, 2019

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Nuclear reactors embody complexity. Nuclear physics, materials science, fluid dynamics and mechanical engineering are just a few of the disciplines that combine to create nuclear energy. Today, thanks to ever more powerful supercomputers, scientists at...

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Longtime subcontractor shares insights on working with INL

May 7, 2019

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As challenges go, bringing a nuclear test reactor back to life after 20 years of hibernation might rank near the top of the list. When the U.S. Department of Energy decided in 2014 to restart...

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