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A research project has highlighted the potential for quantum computing to deliver significant benefits for the design and operation of radiation facilities in the nuclear, medical and space industries, as Professor Paul Smith, Jacobs ANSWERS Technical Director, explains.

Date: Wednesday, 30 August 2023
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Collaboration between the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA), Dell Technologies, Intel and the University of Cambridge is underway to advance the development of the UK’s prototype fusion power plant. Scientists and engineers plan to access supercomputers and AI (artificial intelligence) to inform and accelerate engineering designs of the UKAEA’s STEP (Spherical Tokamak for Energy Production) facility. UKAEA says the engineering designs of STEP, sited in Nottinghamshire, “will be developed in a highly immersive and connected virtual environment, known as the ‘Industrial Metaverse’”.

Date: Thursday, 06 July 2023
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A method using augmented reality (AR) to create accurate visual representations of ionising radiation, developed at the US Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), has been licensed by Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania-based Teletrix, a firm that creates advanced simulation tools to train radiation control workers.

Date: Thursday, 11 May 2023
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A floating autonomous robot could soon play a key role in safeguarding used nuclear fuel around the world. The Robotised Cherenkov Viewing Device (RCVD) has been created through a collaboration between Australian national science agency CSIRO's data and digital specialist arm Data61, Hungarian robotics company Datastart and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

Date: Wednesday, 25 January 2023
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NuScale Power and Paragon Energy Solutions have signed a patent licence agreement that will enable potential widespread use of the highly integrated protection system (HIPS) platform. The HIPS platform is a protection system architecture jointly developed by NuScale and Rock Creek Innovations, a company acquired by Paragon in December 2021.

Date: Wednesday, 13 July 2022
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Framatome and Inria, the French national institute for research in digital science and technology, have entered a strategic partnership to accelerate studies for long-term advancements and enhanced safety of operations for the nuclear industry.

Date: Saturday, 18 June 2022
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Brazilian nuclear utility Eletronuclear has chosen the Tecnatom’s Tesis+ data acquisition technology for the modernisation of the full-scope simulator at unit 2 of the Angra nuclear power plant.

Date: Tuesday, 24 March 2020
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US-based NuScale Power and Ultra Electronics Energy have unveiled a new safety display and indication system using field programmable gate array (FPGA) technology. It marks the first application of FPGA technology for real time display and monitoring in the US commercial nuclear industry.

Date: Monday, 14 January 2019
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L-3 MAPPS has secured 'multiple contracts' from Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) in relation to simulator upgrades at the St. Lucie nuclear power plant.

Date: Wednesday, 28 August 2013
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This is a Sources Sought Synopsis. THERE IS NO SOLICITATION AT THIS TIME. The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission's (NRC) is conducting a market survey and analysis to determine the range of available contractors that exists and to assess their capabilities to assist the NRC in performing the scope of work described below. This request for capability information does not constitute a request for proposal. The NRC does not intend to award a contract on the basis of this request or to otherwise pay for the information solicited.

Date: Tuesday, 09 July 2013
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