December 5, 2022
Although the likelihood of a terrorist nuclear attack is extremely low, a lot of work is required to prepare for such an unthinkable event. That’s why a response team assembled by the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) recently trained in...
October 27, 2022
The Headgate Rock Dam holds back about 7,000 acre-feet of water from the lower Colorado River in Lake Moovalya — an oasis in a hot and dusty corner of southwest Arizona. Not only does the dam provide electricity and irrigation...
October 14, 2022
In an age of growing cyber aggression, Idaho National Laboratory is taking a page from an old, old book. “If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles,” the ancient Chinese general Sun Tzu wrote in “The...
September 19, 2022
Ever since the Wright brothers innovated in the back of their bicycle shop in Dayton, Ohio, aviation has been, at heart, a nuts-and-bolts endeavor. For all the sophisticated equipment Idaho National Laboratory’s Unmanned Aerial Systems team has at its disposal...
May 31, 2022
The United States invests more than $30 billion every year in its national laboratories, which are owned and operated by the U.S. Department of Energy. Their mission, according to DOE’s mission statement, is to “ensure America’s security and prosperity by...
January 13, 2022
When it opened in 1939 and for the next 30 years, Pocatello’s National Guard Armory on South Second Avenue bustled with activity. Guardsmen trained with tanks and armored vehicles, frequently leaving for maneuvers in the hills outside town. But if the walls of the New Deal-era armory could talk, they would tell of...
January 7, 2022
Many hold fond memories of their first “real” car. That first car has stayed with Michael Vollmer and led to a hobby that has lasted more than 25 years. Just a couple of high school kids: A young Michael Vollmer, right, poses with...
January 4, 2022
A step beyond X-rays, nuclear medicine involves introducing small amounts of radioactive materials into tissues and organs to make detailed images for diagnosing and treating diseases, especially cancer. Unfortunately, the radioactive building blocks of these materials, called radioisotopes, are often difficult and expensive to produce. At a...
December 23, 2021
Idaho National Laboratory researchers are focused on innovations that are changing the world. From discoveries in advanced nuclear energy to carbon-free energy options and to protecting our nation’s most critical infrastructure assets, our talented teams at INL are constantly pushing the limits to redefine what is possible. Check...
December 8, 2021
Idaho National Laboratory continues to respond to the call heard across state, national and global communities seeking cybersecurity experts to safeguard a world with its head in an iCloud. Answering a recent need, lab leaders worked directly with College of Eastern Idaho (CEI)...
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