Having raised more than $3 billion in 2021 from the likes of Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos, fusion developers insist this zero-carbon energy source could be a reality within a decade.
Oak Ridge before-and-after views: At left is the Oak Ridge Gaseous Diffusion Plant when it was closed in the late 1980s, and at right is a view of the site today, known as the East Tennessee Technology Park. The Oak Ridge Vision 2020 Project Team, comprised of members from the Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management and cleanup contractor UCOR, was selected for the Secretary’s Achievement Award for successfully cleaning and transforming the former enrichment complex into a multi-use industrial hub, national park and conservation area.
Suresh Babu has been appointed senior advisor for research and STEM workforce development initiatives at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, in a role that will focus on strategic investments in research and development and curricular innovations aimed at preparing a 21st-century STEM workforce.
novel method to 3D print components for nuclear reactors, developed by DOE’s ORNL, has been licensed by Ultra Safe Nuclear Corporation, or USNC.