News Archive

Feature Story

More Power to Learn

March 14, 2022

When Kyle Schroeder began his nuclear engineering degree at Idaho State University, he relied on his personal computer to run complex simulations required for his job as a research assistant. Specifically, Schroeder was trying to model how fluid might flow...

Here's Our Story

From the top: Digital twin researcher summits Denali

March 4, 2022

For about a year, Kaleb Houck spent an hour every day after work walking on a treadmill at maximum incline with a 65-pound pack on his back. He was also working out an additional two or three hours each workday...

News Release

Idaho universities gain access to Idaho National Laboratory supercomputer

February 28, 2022

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho — Students and faculty at Idaho’s three public research universities will soon have access to one of the nation’s fastest academic supercomputers thanks to an agreement signed in January. The memorandum of understanding between Boise State University,...

Feature Story

Forging the future of nuclear power: INL team assembles microreactor prototype

January 31, 2022

Machinists at INL’s Materials and Fuels Complex (MFC) have successfully fabricated a full-scale, electrically heated prototype for the Department of Energy’s Microreactor Applications Research Validation and Evaluation (MARVEL) project in just nine months.   The machine shop team with the completed prototype DOE initiated the MARVEL project last year to support the...

Feature Story

Five INL innovations that are changing the world

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...

Feature Story

Old ties holding strong: ‘Navy nukes’ are naturals for operator jobs at...

November 30, 2021

It’s been more than 25 years since the U.S. Navy had sailors training on prototype reactors in Idaho, but its ties with Idaho National Laboratory remain strong. Any time a job applicant can mention nuclear Navy experience, managers at INL’s...

News Release

NASA, INL take next step toward developing dynamic radioisotope power system

November 22, 2021

NASA, INL take next step toward developing dynamic radioisotope power system IDAHO FALLS, Idaho – Idaho National Laboratory (INL) has selected Aerojet Rocketdyne as the lead subcontractor for the first of three phases toward the development of a dynamic radioisotope...

News Release

Battelle Energy Alliance, NASA seek industry partners to design nuclear power system...

November 19, 2021

Battelle Energy Alliance, NASA seek industry partners to design nuclear power system for lunar applications Battelle Energy Alliance, contractor for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Idaho National Laboratory, and NASA are seeking proposals from nuclear and space industry leaders to...

News Release

Southern Company signs agreement with U.S. Department of Energy to demonstrate world’s...

November 18, 2021

Southern Company signs agreement with U.S. Department of Energy to demonstrate world’s first fast-spectrum salt reactor in collaboration with TerraPower, Idaho National Laboratory The Molten Chloride Reactor Experiment will provide crucial operational data for fast-spectrum salt reactors and unlock this...

Feature Story

Microreactors could replace diesel generators, enable renewables, report says

November 3, 2021

When it comes to reducing carbon emissions, energy experts have developed solutions for some big challenges. Innovations in battery and charging technologies, for example, have positioned electric vehicles well for tomorrow’s transportation industry. And, light water, small modular and advanced...

Media and Public Resources