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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.

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Neutrino Detectors Could Help Detect Nuclear Weapons

Scientists at Virginia Tech believe neutrinos could be used to monitor nuclear power plants for signs of nuclear proliferation.

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Study May Help Explain Link Between Uranium Exposure and Skin Cancer

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The varying health risks from exposure to natural uranium are well established, but Diane Stearns, professor of biochemistry at Northern Arizona University, and her team have identified a new target organ for uranium exposure: skin.

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Story Tips from the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, August 2014

1) Glass used for military vehicle windshields is being put to the test. 2) Tomorrow’s commercial refrigeration systems could be cooled by carbon dioxide. 3) Graphite put to the test . 4) Reformulated plant matter could be at the roots of a revolution in 3-D printing. 5) Batteries for cars, phones, and laptop computers could retain their charge and last longer.

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Sandia Ensures US Nuclear Weapons Deterrent Can Remain Effective, Credible

As part of its mission of ensuring the nation’s nuclear weapons stockpile is safe, secure and effective as a deterrent, Sandia National Laboratories must make sure crucial parts can function if they’re hit by radiation, especially a type called fast neutrons. It created a project called QASPR to ensure the safety and effectiveness of the non-nuclear components in U.S. weapons systems.

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A Noble Gas Cage

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A new material called CC3 effectively traps xenon, krypton, and radon, gases used for lighting or medical industries and, in the case of radon, can be hazardous to people. Research in Nature Materials shows how CC3 does this, which might lead to cheaper, less energy intensive extraction methods.

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IEEE Nuclear and Plasma Society Merit Award Honors Sandia Radiation Effects Expert

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Sandia radiation effects researcher Jim Schwank has won the 2014 IEEE Nuclear and Plasma Sciences Society Merit Award, which recognizes outstanding technical contributions to the fields of nuclear and plasma sciences.

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Story Tips from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, May 2014

1) Reducing soot. 2) Hydropower. 3) Understanding driver behavior. 4) A performance record in high-temperature superconducting wires.

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Computer-Assisted Accelerator Design

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Accelerator physicist Stephen Brooks uses custom designed software to create a 3-D virtual model of the electron accelerator Brookhaven physicists hope to build inside the tunnel currently housing the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC).

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