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US funding supports materials research for molten salt environments
Tuesday, May 25, 2021 by US-based QuesTek Innovations announced on 17 May that it had been awarded $1.1 million in Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II funding from the US Department of...

DOE funding for research on advanced nuclear reactor waste
Monday, May 24, 2021 by The US Department of Energy (DOE) on 19 May announced up to $40 million in funding for a new Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) programme that will limit the amount...

Belgian scientists develop drones for radiation monitoring
Thursday, May 20, 2021 by Belgian aeronautical firm Sabca and Belgian nuclear research centre SCK CEN, have developed a technology that enables drones to carry out radiological measurements. The drones will...

Russian scientists develop anti-radiation building materials
Thursday, May 20, 2021 by Russian scientists at the Ural Federal University (UFU) have created samples of clay bricks that are able to attenuate ionising radiation as much as possible - to a level that is safe...

Russia develops robotic arm to help repair NPP steam generators
Thursday, May 20, 2021 by The R&D Workshop ASK of Uralatomenergoremont (a subdivision of the branch of Atomenergoremont, specialising in the manufacture of robotic systems) has created a unique robotic arm...

New process speeds up development of molten salt nuclear battery
Thursday, May 20, 2021 by The US University of Idaho said on 17 May that researchers had verified a new process to save millions of dollars and speed up development of the world’s first Molten Salt Nuclear...

Nuclear initiative aims to save rhinos
Thursday, May 20, 2021 by The Rhisotope Project, formally launched on 13 May, aims to investigate and establish whether it is possible to place radioactive isotopes into the horn of a rhinoceros to...

Chinese scientists develop intelligent fault diagnostics for NPPs
Tuesday, May 18, 2021 by Recently, a research group from the Institute of Nuclear Energy Safety Technology of the Hefei Institutes of Physical Science (HFIPS) made new progress in intelligent fault...

US DOE announces funding for Research on Quantum Information Science and Nuclear Physics
Tuesday, May 11, 2021 by The US Department of Energy (DOE) on 6 May announced $10 million for interdisciplinary research in Quantum Information Science (QIS) and nuclear physics. The aim of this funding is...

Russia continues testing accident tolerant fuels
Tuesday, May 04, 2021 by Russia’s AA Bochvar Research Institute of Inorganic Materials (VNIINM – part of Rosatom’s Fuel Company TVEL) said on 29 April that by the end of the year it plans to complete the...

Rosatom and EDF to co-operate on green hydrogen development
Thursday, April 29, 2021 by Russia’s Rosatom and France’e EDF on 26 April signed a strategic cooperation agreement to develop green hydrogen in Russia and Europe. The agreement aims to develop initiatives in...

SNC-Lavalin's Isotek expands sales agreement with Terrapower
Thursday, April 15, 2021 by SNC-Lavalin's Isotek Systems (Isotek) announced on 13 April that its sales agreement with nuclear company TerraPower had been expanded to further refine thorium (Th-229). The...

China begins construction of underground lab to research waste disposal
Tuesday, April 13, 2021 by China is building a massive underground laboratory to research disposal technologies for high-level radioactive waste, China Daily reported on 8 April. This will pave the way for...

Russia develops lasers for 3D printers
Thursday, April 01, 2021 by The All-Russian YI Zababakhin Scientific Research Institute of Technical Physics (RFNC-VNIITF) and Rusatom - Additive Technologiessaid said on 1 April that they have developed...

Russia launches new irradiation technologies centre
Thursday, April 01, 2021 by Russia's largest regional centre for irradiation technologies is ready for commissioning at production association Mayak in Ozersk, Chelyabinsk Region, Mayak noted on 30 March. A...

Bolivia’s nuclear centre will see first two phases launched this year
Tuesday, March 30, 2021 by Russia’s Ambassador to Bolivia, Mikhail Ledenev, and representatives of the Bolivian Ministry of International Affairs accompanied by Alexey Altynov, Vice President of JSC...

Petten reactor switches to low enriched uranium
Monday, March 22, 2021 by The Nuclear Research and Consultancy Group (NRG) in the Netherlands said on 18 March that, from now on, the High Flux Reactor (HFR) in Petten will only produces medical isotopes using...

Moltex receives Canadian funding from molten salt SMR
Monday, March 22, 2021 by Canada-based Moltex Energy said on 18 March that it had received CAD50.5 million ($40.3m) from the Government of Canada’s Strategic Innovation Fund (SIF) and Atlantic Canada...

US funding for accelerator technology
Thursday, March 18, 2021 by The US Department of Energy (DOE) on 16 March announced $18 million in new funding to advance particle accelerator technology. The new funding also includes $5 million...

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