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Newswise: Argonne uses artificial intelligence to improve the safety and design of advanced nuclear reactors
Released: 25-Mar-2020 5:05 PM EDT
Argonne uses artificial intelligence to improve the safety and design of advanced nuclear reactors
Argonne National Laboratory

Argonne scientists and engineers are looking toward AI — specifically, machine learning — to help us better understand the mechanics that govern nuclear reactors.

Newswise: VERA nuclear reactor simulation software licensed commercially for first time
Released: 24-Mar-2020 3:40 PM EDT
VERA nuclear reactor simulation software licensed commercially for first time
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

A software package, 10 years in the making, that can predict the behavior of nuclear reactors’ cores with stunning accuracy has been licensed commercially for the first time.

Newswise: Livermore, university researchers describe how antineutrino detectors could aid nuclear nonproliferation efforts
Released: 16-Mar-2020 6:05 AM EDT
Livermore, university researchers describe how antineutrino detectors could aid nuclear nonproliferation efforts
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

A tiny, invisible particle, antineutrinos, could offer help for a big problem – the threat of nuclear proliferation. With advances, researchers are moving closer to the day when they can deploy technology to remotely monitor these particles from nuclear power plants at long distances.

Newswise: Should the United States Rethink Its Nuclear Weapons Policies?
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Released: 13-Mar-2020 10:25 AM EDT
Should the United States Rethink Its Nuclear Weapons Policies?
Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

In this episode of our special Election 2020 series of The President’s Inbox, Elbridge Colby and Lori Esposito Murray join host James M. Lindsay to discuss arms control and U.S. nuclear policy.

Newswise: How decades of work at Argonne led to a pivotal moment for U.S. nuclear plants
Released: 11-Mar-2020 2:35 PM EDT
How decades of work at Argonne led to a pivotal moment for U.S. nuclear plants
Argonne National Laboratory

Severe accident research at Argonne Lab helped the nuclear power industry ensure safety while avoiding $1 billion in unnecessary costs in the wake of the Fukushima disaster.

Newswise: LLNL, Argon Electronics sign Cooperative Research Agreement to bolster realistic radiation training
Released: 5-Mar-2020 6:05 AM EST
LLNL, Argon Electronics sign Cooperative Research Agreement to bolster realistic radiation training
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

LLNL and Argon Electronics (UK) Ltd. have reached a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement that will facilitate the development of an ultra-realistic radiation simulator tool for first responders.

Newswise: ORNL, TVA sign agreement to collaborate on advanced reactor technologies
Released: 20-Feb-2020 9:45 AM EST
ORNL, TVA sign agreement to collaborate on advanced reactor technologies
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the Tennessee Valley Authority have signed a memorandum of understanding to evaluate a new generation of flexible, cost-effective advanced nuclear reactors.

Newswise: Argonne leads award-winning collaboration with Kairos Power that unveils new simulation of nuclear power plants
Released: 13-Feb-2020 5:30 PM EST
Argonne leads award-winning collaboration with Kairos Power that unveils new simulation of nuclear power plants
Argonne National Laboratory

Argonne scientists won a 2019 R&D 100 award for collaborating with Kairos Power to create software that simulates entire nuclear power plants.

Released: 5-Feb-2020 5:55 PM EST
First-of-its-kind study examines toll of nuclear war on world’s oceans
University of Colorado Boulder

A new study finds that a nuclear war could throw the world's ocean chemistry for a loop—and coral reefs could pay the price.

Newswise: Global Cooling After Nuclear War Would Harm Ocean Life
Released: 5-Feb-2020 6:00 AM EST
Global Cooling After Nuclear War Would Harm Ocean Life
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

A nuclear war that cooled Earth could worsen the impact of ocean acidification on corals, clams, oysters and other marine life with shells or skeletons, according to the first study of its kind.


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