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Oak Ridge Lab-Built Algorithms Aim to Identify Power Grid Areas That Are Vulnerable to Climate Change

Scientists at Oak Ridge National Laboratory have created algorithms designed to help utilities and city planners identify electrical service locations across the southern U.S. that would be susceptible to climate change and population growth. ORNL researchers merged climate simulations that run on the Titan supercomputer with population datasets to develop …

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DOE Picks Argonne Natl Lab Consortium to Support US-China Truck Efficiency Research Program

The Energy Department has chosen an Argonne National Laboratory-led consortium to explore new technologies that can help reduce fuel consumption and carbon emission from medium- to heavy-duty trucks. DoE said Friday that Argonne will lead a team comprised of Cummins, Freightliner Custom Chassis, Ohio State University, the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Purdue University …

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Oak Ridge National Lab Demos Radioisotope Fuel Production for NASA’s Deep Space Missions

Scientists at the Energy Department’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have demonstrated the production of a radioisotope fuel that will work to power spacecraft intended for future deep space missions. ORNL researchers produced 50 grams of plutonium-238 through a project funded by NASA, DOE said Tuesday. DOE will use the plutonium-238 on radioisotope …

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DHS, ORNL License Cyber Tool to R&K Cyber Solutions for Commercial Use

The Department of Homeland Security and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory have licensed a government-developed malware forensics detection and software assurance package for private-sector use, FCW reported Monday. Mark Rockwell writes that the DHS Science and Technology Directorate licensed the Hyperion tool to R&K Cyber Solutions as part of the Transition to Practice …

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Ernest Moniz: Nuclear Energy Consortium to Continue Support Toward Low-Carbon Economy

The Energy Department will provide $121.5 million to the Consortium for the Advanced Simulation of Light Water Reactors over five years as part of the renewal of the Energy Innovation Hub’s research and development programs. DOE said Friday that the renewed funding is subject to congressional approval and would help CASL continue its modeling and simulation …

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David Bader: LLNL Climate Modeling Project Aims to Answer ‘Grand Challenges’

The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has partnered with academic and private-sector organizations and seven other U.S. national laboratories to create a comprehensive climate and Earth system model by using high-performance computing technologies. Anne Stark, a senior public information officer at LLNL, writes Tuesday that the 10-year Accelerated Climate Modeling for Energy …

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