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RHIC Physics Feeds Future High-Tech Workforce: Ágnes Mócsy

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Ágnes Mócsy, a theoretical physicist and tenured associate professor at Pratt Institute, one of the world’s prestigious art and design universities, hopes to convey the sense of awe she experienced seeing Brookhaven Lab's particle collider to the art students she teaches in physics and astronomy classes for non-physics majors.

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Nuclear Should Be in the Energy Mix for Biodiversity

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Leading conservation scientists from around the world have called for a substantial role for nuclear power in future energy-generating scenarios in order to mitigate climate change and protect biodiversity.

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Oak Ridge to Acquire Next Generation Supercomputer

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The U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility has signed a contract with IBM to bring a next-generation supercomputer to Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

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Radiation a Risk Factor for Brain Tumors In Young People, Loyola Study Finds

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In people under age 30, radiation is a risk factor for a type of brain tumor called a meningioma, a Loyola University Medical Center study has found.

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Nuclear Waste Viewed in New Light

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Britain’s nuclear reactors, stainless steel drums, contain metal-clad spent uranium embedded in concrete, and they are highly radioactive. The only way to handle them safely is from behind 2-to-3-meter-thick concrete walls and leaded glass windows using automated equipment. Yet a very small number of these drums have begun to bulge after many years in storage, raising questions about what is happening within. The only way to know for sure is to sneak a peek inside.

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Uranium-Extracting Technology for Seawater Earns Research Award for Grad Student

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Scientists have long known that seawater contains small concentrations of valuable metals, but a technologically feasible extraction method has remained elusive. The University of Chicago’s Carter Abney has been developing materials called metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) to help address the problem.

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Nuclear Reactor Expert Discusses Ways to Prevent Fukushima-Like Damage with Scientists in Japan

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Alireza Haghighat, a professor with the Nuclear Engineering Program at Virginia Tech, discussed research related to the 2011 accident at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear complex with scientists in Japan.

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RTI International and ScottMadden Assist Bruce Power in Developing the Nuclear Industry’s Leading Emergency Response Program

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In the aftermath of Fukushima, RTI International and ScottMadden, Inc., one of North America's leading energy consulting firms, partnered to deploy a nuclear industry–leading emergency response program.

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Virginia Tech Thought Leader Considers Global Response Plan for Nuclear Mishaps

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A nuclear accident has no respect for lines drawn on a map. It becomes the world's problem. But for the most part, emphasis has been on prevention, not response. Until now.

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High Flux Isotope Reactor Named Nuclear Historic Landmark

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The High Flux Isotope Reactor, or HFIR, has been designated a Nuclear Historic Landmark by the American Nuclear Society.