department of energy

plutonium

Trump Admin Secretly Shipped Plutonium to Nevada and State Officials Are 'Outraged'

“They lied to the State of Nevada, misled a federal court, and jeopardized the safety of Nevada’s families and environment,” Governor Sisolak said.
Becky Ferreira
1.31.19
mascots

Don't Fear the Green Reaper, the Department of Energy's Creepy Recycling Mascot

The unsettling costume was dreamt up by an employee at the agency that oversees America's nuclear stockpile.
Matthew Gault
1.29.19
Space

Scientists Are Automating Plutonium Production So NASA Can Explore Deep Space

Researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory have eliminated a major bottleneck in the production of plutonium-238 for deep space exploration through automation.
Daniel Oberhaus
1.9.19
lost and found

Two Government Employees Had Weapons-Grade Plutonium Stolen From Their Rental Car

Dude, where’s my weapons-grade fissile material?
Daniel Oberhaus
7.16.18
Whoops!

Idaho State University Lost Enough Weapons-Grade Plutonium to Make a Dirty Bomb

Tfw you misplace your weapons grade plutonium.
Daniel Oberhaus
5.4.18
3D PRINTING

The Department of Energy Figured Out How to 3D Print Structures Made of Water

The structures can be printed up to several meters long and consist of liquid water inside an oil casing.
Daniel Oberhaus
3.27.18
nanobionics

Researchers Are Working on Plants That Could Glow Bright Enough to Replace Lamps

Firefly-like leaves are a big step forward in the field of plant nanobionics.
Samantha Cole
12.13.17
stockpiles

Experts: America Doesn't Need All These Nukes

Nuclear deterrence can be way less pricey, according to the Congressional Budget Office.
David Axe
11.2.17
Outer Limits

Reclaimed Land

Inside Colorado's Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge, a former Superfund site that embodies the painful past and uncertain future of nuclear cleanup in America.
Lauren Steele
10.28.17
renewable energy

If Trump Cares About Jobs, He’ll Stay in the Paris Climate Agreement

The president promised to bring back jobs in coal, but three million people were employed by the clean energy sector last year.
Grennan Milliken
2.23.17
politics

Rick Perry Doesn’t Really Understand the Department of Energy He’s About to Run

Perry admitted to not understanding the details of nuclear waste at Thursday's hearing.
Grennan Milliken
1.19.17
politics

When Trump’s Energy Secretary Was Governor, Texas Led the US in Carbon Emissions

Under Rick Perry, the state emitted nearly as much CO2 as the entire country of Canada.
Kaleigh Rogers
12.13.16
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