Category: National & Homeland Security

Idaho technologies clinch five R&D 100 Awards

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho – Five Idaho National Laboratory technologies earned five 2023 R&D 100 Awards – marking another triumphant year for the laboratory. The competition, now in its 61st year, celebrates technology innovations from across the public and private sectors. Winning an award is a prestigious distinction for inventors. Laboratories and companies from 12 countries submitted nominations in 2023, and

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Intern develops technology to find EV charging vulnerabilities

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho – Idaho National Laboratory intern Jake Guidry has developed a cybersecurity research tool that could improve the security of electric vehicle charging.  INL experts demonstrated the tool to colleagues from Sandia and Pacific Northwest national laboratories on June 7. The AcCCS tool provides access capabilities through CCS (combined charging system) communications protocol.  AcCCS (pronounced access) is a combination of hardware

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Idaho researchers develop tool to help restore electricity after natural disasters

In August 2005, Hurricane Katrina made landfall on the U.S. Gulf Coast with wind speeds reaching 140 mph, eventually causing more than 1,800 deaths and $1.8 billion in damage.   The hurricane also left roughly 3 million people in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida and Georgia without electricity for up to three weeks.   In February 2021, ice storms devastated communities throughout Texas,

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Making a smaller target for hackers: Technology keeps industrial control systems safer by limiting online access

You don’t have to be William Tell with a bow and arrow to know that a smaller target is harder to hit. In today’s world of cybersecurity, the fewer opportunities there are for hackers to make trouble, the less chance there is of it happening. OpDefender, an innovation developed at Idaho National Laboratory for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security

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More than 150 Idaho technologies licensed in 2022

Thousands of innovations and technologies have been discovered at Idaho National Laboratory since its establishment more than 70 years ago. The discoveries include everything from cybersecurity software that reduces risk of cyberattacks to inventions that improve the safety and efficiency of nuclear reactors. But to truly make impact, the technologies must make the jump from the benchtop to the marketplace.

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National & Homeland Security

Nuclear forensics team braves winds to learn fallout collection techniques

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 eastern Idaho’s desert on ways to collect and analyze simulated debris from a nuclear detonation.

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Industry Engagement

INL technology hits the marketplace

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.

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