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Idaho researchers help Wyoming trailblaze energy, manufacturing frontiers

December 1, 2022

Wyoming’s embrace of advanced energy and manufacturing technologies has positioned the state to become a trailblazer in the global low-emissions economy.   Wyoming’s leadership in the nation’s energy future was the topic of this year’s Frontiers Project Meeting Oct. 7 in...

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An early start: INL STEM Scholars camp helps area students learn about...

November 29, 2022

Helping protect our world’s energy future can be as complicated as developing an innovative technology to cleanly meet our growing electricity needs or as simple as turning off light switches when you aren’t in a room. At Idaho National Laboratory’s...

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Idaho National Laboratory researchers awarded $3.8 million, program renewals confirmed

November 21, 2022

Idaho National Laboratory researchers have won funding from one of the nation’s largest sponsors of research in the natural sciences. At $3.8 million over three years, it is one of the largest Department of Energy Office of Science’s Basic Energy...

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INL technology hits the marketplace

November 16, 2022

The marketplace debut of Idaho National Laboratory’s Colorimetric Detection of Actinides, or CoDeAc, isn’t the finish to the award-winning technology’s story. According to its inventors and now investors, it’s just the beginning of a new chapter. “CoDeAc has a bright...

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More data could turbocharge efforts to build better batteries, researchers say

November 14, 2022

As nations work to eliminate carbon emissions, batteries will play a huge role.  Electric vehicles powered by batteries seem likely to dominate the future of commercial and consumer transportation.    Likewise, large stationary batteries will augment renewables like wind and solar...

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Veterans Day profile of Sgt. David Bleak

November 11, 2022

Today is Veteran’s Day, and Idaho National Laboratory joins the nation in honoring our military veterans for their service. INL has employed many former service members over the years, and while each of them deserves to be commended for their...

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Visit the world’s first nuclear power plant – virtually

November 7, 2022

The COVID-19 pandemic didn’t stop a group of Scouts in Richmond, Kentucky, from getting their nuclear science merit badges.   Ted Simmons, nuclear science merit badge counselor, grew up in Idaho Falls, Idaho, home of Idaho National Laboratory (INL) and Experimental...

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Simulation Code Probes Microscale Mysteries of Advanced Manufacturing

November 3, 2022

In the future, the biggest breakthroughs in aerospace and elemental energy will likely result from thinking small. Really small. Whether it’s rocket engines or fusion reactors, advances in these technologies require new materials equipped to handle their extreme operating environments....

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Supporting innovation with automation: INL researcher develops autonomous hot cell tool

November 1, 2022

Scientific progress is anything but automatic. The path to new discoveries is not a straight line. But while the route to nuclear energy breakthroughs may be circuitous, automated solutions can enhance the efficiency of the research process and get to...

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New framework harnesses multiple cybersecurity tools to protect critical infrastructure

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...

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