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Millennial to Watch: Ciara Sivels
February 21, 2019
Ciara Sivels is the first black woman to earn a PhD from the University of Michigan in nuclear engineering.
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Swipe right for nuclear: 6 Eligible advanced technologies
February 12, 2019
6 eligible advanced nuclear technologies searching for some love in the future marketplace.
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NUCLEAR 101: How does a nuclear reactor work?
February 6, 2019
Learn how boiling and pressurized light-water reactors work.
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5 Nuclear storylines to watch for in 2019
January 8, 2019
5 nuclear storylines to keep an eye on in 2019.
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Top 7 nuclear Facebook posts of 2018
January 3, 2019
Relive the best nuclear Facebook posts of 2018.
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New Horizons spacecraft closes in on historic New Year’s Day flyby
December 27, 2018
NASA's New Horizons spacecraft is expected to reach Ultima Thule by New Year's Day.
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Here's how to make nuclear fuel fail
December 17, 2018
The SATS facility at Oak Ridge National Laboratory helps researchers understand why nuclear fuels fail under severe conditions.
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The story behind America's first potential small modular reactor
December 13, 2018
U.S. Department of Energy R&D is helping to advance a small modular reactor design that could impact America's energy future.
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New accident tolerant fuel by Westinghouse successfully created at Idaho National Laboratory
December 4, 2018
Westinghouse is working with Idaho National Laboratory to develop new uranium silicide fuel pellets.
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Could hydrogen help save nuclear?
November 26, 2018
One opportunity is to utilize nuclear’s thermal heat and electricity to produce hydrogen.
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Press Releases

DOE Awards $111 Million to U.S. Vendors to Develop Accident Tolerant Nuclear Fuels
New fuels being developed are expected to enhance the safety and performance of nuclear fuel.
January 31, 2019
National lab to make new fuel to support advanced reactors
Federal government to fabricate high-assay low-enriched uranium (HALEU) fuel at Idaho National Laboratory using its HALEU feedstock.
January 17, 2019
Oak Ridge National Laboratory automates key process in plutonium-238 production
Oak Ridge National Laboratory automates part of the process of producing plutonium-238, which is used by NASA to fuel deep space missions.
January 8, 2019
DOE Office of Nuclear Energy Announces Agreement Supporting Power Generated from Small Modular Reactors
Agreement with UAMPS and Batelle will use small modular reactors to meet research and power needs at Idaho National Laboratory.
December 21, 2018
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