How today’s fusion breakthroughs could lead to breakthroughs in renewable energy

September 25, 2019

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Nuclear fusion is viewed by many as the holy grail of clean, renewable energy. Although studied since the 1920s, scientists...

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INL 2019 internships wrap up with poster session, awards

September 24, 2019

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There’s nothing like adding a few hundred young people in the summer to bring life to a national laboratory, and...

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New research spurs advancement using radiation-ready technology

September 18, 2019

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Spaceships require radiation-hardened electronics. So will new nuclear reactors. “No new advancements can happen without new instruments,” said Troy Unruh,...

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Want more miles per gallon? Start planting some trees

September 17, 2019

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It turns out that trees (or as researchers refer to them, woody biomass) can be refined to produce a carbon-rich...

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INL turns 70!

September 16, 2019

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INL got its start as the National Reactor Testing Station (NRTS) 70 years ago. In 1949, Idaho Falls, the surrounding...

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An Inside Look at INL’s Partnership with MarCom, LLC

September 12, 2019

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INL’s crucial mission – to discover, demonstrate, and secure innovative nuclear energy solutions, other clean energy options, and critical infrastructure...

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When the whole INL community is your family

September 5, 2019

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On graduation day, the valedictorian of Leadore High School Class of ’49 spoke to his 10 fellow classmates about what...

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Empowered to Lead: Inspiring the next generation of leaders

September 5, 2019

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For the mostly young professional crowd attending the “Empowered to lead, inspiring the next generation of leaders” symposium on July...

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Novel TerraPower nuclear fuel headed for endurance testing

August 21, 2019

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The fuel for TerraPower’s new nuclear energy concept is ready to go inside a reactor. It’s not going into the...

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U.S. Energy Department invests in Advanced Remote Monitoring project

August 19, 2019

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How do you simultaneously modernize several power plants that all have unique characteristics, are highly regulated, produce mountains of data...

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