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Newswise: Securing Radiological Sources on the Go

Securing Radiological Sources on the Go

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Radioactive materials are a critical tool in a number of industrial applications particularly oil and gas drilling and welding. While these sources are safe and well-regulated for their intended use; if lost or stolen the materials could be used by terrorists to make dirty bombs. The Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory developed and licensed a technology system to keep track of and secure radiological material on the road or at job sites.

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17-Jan-2020 12:55 PM EST
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Newswise: Los Alamos National Laboratory joins IBM Q Network to explore quantum computing algorithms and education outreach

Los Alamos National Laboratory joins IBM Q Network to explore quantum computing algorithms and education outreach

Los Alamos National Laboratory

Los Alamos National Laboratory announced today at CES 2020 that it is joining the cloud-based IBM Q Network as part of the Laboratory’s research initiative into quantum computing, including developing quantum computing algorithms, conducting research in quantum simulations, and developing education tools.

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Released:
10-Jan-2020 2:05 AM EST
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Newswise: Study Shows Animal Life Thriving Around Fukushima

Study Shows Animal Life Thriving Around Fukushima

University of Georgia

Nearly a decade after the nuclear accident in Fukushima, Japan, researchers from the University of Georgia have found that wildlife populations are abundant in areas void of human life.

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6-Jan-2020 10:55 AM EST
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Nuclear freeze movement’s legacy on display at Cornell

Cornell University

Cornell University's Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies is working to catalog materials from Randall Forsberg's nuclear freeze campaign and her think tank, the Institute for Defense and Disarmament Studies.

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Released:
11-Dec-2019 1:55 PM EST
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High-speed fire footage reveals key insights for power plant safety

Sandia National Laboratories

Fire protection and optical engineers at Sandia National Laboratories are using high-speed cameras and advanced algorithms, imaging and analytic methods to understand these dangerous arc faults between two conductors, such as the high-voltage bus bars in a switchgear at a power plant. Flames in an arc fault experiment contain useful information that can help keep power plants operating safely.

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Released:
5-Dec-2019 3:05 AM EST
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Newswise: How the Nation’s Hydrogen Bomb Secrets Disappeared

How the Nation’s Hydrogen Bomb Secrets Disappeared

American Institute of Physics (AIP)

Given a choice of items to lose on a train, a top-secret document detailing the newly developed hydrogen bomb should be on the bottom of the list. In January 1953, amid the Red Scare and the Korean War, that’s exactly what physicist John Archibald Wheeler lost. In the December 2019 issue of Physics Today, science historian Alex Wellerstein details the creation of the document and Wheeler’s day leading up to its mysterious loss.

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Released:
3-Dec-2019 3:15 PM EST
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U.S. Public Views on Climate and Energy

Pew Research Center

Majorities of Americans say the federal government is doing too little for key aspects of the environment. And most believe the U.S. should focus on development of alternative sources of energy over expansion of fossil fuels, according to a new Pew Research Center survey.

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21-Nov-2019 2:40 PM EST
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Newswise: Two Argonne projects earn Secretary of Energy Honor Awards

Two Argonne projects earn Secretary of Energy Honor Awards

Argonne National Laboratory

With this year’s Nobel Prize in Chemistry awarded for the development of lithium-ion batteries, directors of the Joint Center for Energy Storage Research share perspectives on the future of energy storage.

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21-Nov-2019 3:05 AM EST
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Space-based radar suggests North Korean nuke equivalent to '17 Hiroshimas'

Royal Astronomical Society

North Korea withdrew from the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons in 2003. It subsequently developed nuclear weapons

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14-Nov-2019 12:05 PM EST
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Newswise: Nuclear warheads? This robot can find them

Nuclear warheads? This robot can find them

Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

PPPL and Princeton University are developing a unique neutron-detector robot for arms control and nuclear security purposes. The robot recently passed a key neutron-detection test.

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Released:
13-Nov-2019 7:30 AM EST
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