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US DOE announces small business grants
28 May, 2018
The US Department of Energy (DOE) on 21 May announced $34m in 219 grants...
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NASA looks to uranium-fuelled engines
Monday, November 20, 2017 by The US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is to month start testing uranium-fuelled Stirling engines for use in possible future missions to Mars.

Russia and France to undertake FBR experiment
Friday, October 20, 2017 by Russia’s Research Institute of Atomic Reactors (NIIAR), a member of the scientific division of state nuclear corporation Rosatom, and France's Atomic Energy and Alternative...

Australia formally accedes to GIF
Tuesday, September 26, 2017 by Australia on 14 September formally acceded to the framework agreement of the Generation IV International Forum (GIF). Although Australia has no commercial nuclear power...

Bolivia signs contract for the world’s highest nuclear research centre
Tuesday, September 26, 2017 by Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom nuclear energy group signed a contract in Vienna, on the side-lines of the International Atomic Energy Agency General Conference, on 19...

VTT and Ignalina to cooperate on R&D
Thursday, September 21, 2017 by Finland’s VTT Technical Research Centre and the Ignalina nuclear power plant in Lithuania have signed a memorandum of understanding to cooperate in business and research.

Russia to supply cyclotron complex to Thailand
Wednesday, September 13, 2017 by Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom and Thai engineering and scientific equipment supplier Kinetics Corporation are to supply a cyclotron complex with radiochemical laboratories...

IAEA concludes research project on fast reactor safety
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 by The results of a four-year International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Coordinated Research Project (CRP) on improving system and safety analysis of sodium cooled fast reactors (SFRs)...

UK awards nuclear research contracts
Friday, July 28, 2017 by Amec Foster Wheeler and Frazer-Nash both announced this week that they have been appointed by the UK government to lead nuclear power research and development projects.

Record synchrotron light experiment investigates nuclear waste materials
Tuesday, July 11, 2017 by Researchers from the University of Sheffield in the UK, in partnership with the Diamond Light Source, researching transformations in nuclear waste materials, on 4 July saw...

Two contracts for UK NNL
Wednesday, July 05, 2017 by The UK National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL) has been awarded two major contracts by the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy under the first part of the UK’s...

Jordan gains access to French research facilities
Tuesday, June 06, 2017 by Jordan and France on 24 May signed a partnership agreement under which the Jordan Atomic Energy Commission (JAEC) will have access to French Alternative Energies and Atomic...

Middle East Synchrotron centre launched in Jordan
Thursday, May 18, 2017 by The Middle East’s first major international research centre for science application research was inaugurated on 16 May at Allan in Jordan. Scientists from across the region will use...

Synchrotron centre opened in Jordan
Tuesday, May 16, 2017 by The Middle East’s first major international research centre for science application research, SESAME, will be inaugurated on 16 May in Jordan.

Russia’s international research centre to include radiochemical facility
Thursday, May 11, 2017 by A multifunctional radiochemical research facility under construction at the site of the Research Institute of Atomic Reactors (NIIAR), in Dimitrovgrad, Russia is to be included in...

Swedish regulator approves waste research programme
Monday, April 03, 2017 by The Swedish Radiation Safety Authority (SSM) has recommended the government approve a research and development programme on radioactive waste management submitted by radioactive...

Exelon funds US MIT project on cladding
Monday, April 03, 2017 by US power company Exelon has allocated $4.5m to Assistant professor of nuclear science and engineering Michael Short and collaborators at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology ...

UK universities to develop robots for nuclear sites
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 by The Bristol University of the West of England (UWE) in the UK has received £4.6m as part of a consortium to design and build the next generation of robots for use in hazardous environments.

UK National Nuclear Laboratory needs urgent attention
Saturday, February 25, 2017 by Expert witnesses to the UK House of Lords Science and Technology Committee's inquiry into priorities for nuclear research and technologies said on 21 February that the UK's...

India develops medical products using caesium-137
Friday, February 24, 2017 by A production line at India’s Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) in Trombay is producing medical products based on caesium-137 instead of the usual cobalt-60, with a range of benefits.

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