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SHINE Technologies of the USA says it has demonstrated clearly visible Cherenkov radiation produced by fusion for what is believed to be the first time. Historically, fusion has been demonstrated and detected with instruments instead of a visible light.

Date: Saturday, 05 August 2023
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/SHINE-demonstrates-Cherenkov-radiation-from-fusion

The US Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) is advancing two different approaches to accelerate ground and flight testing for nuclear-powered prototypes: compact fusion and next-gen radioisotope concepts. The ultimate objective is to launch a successful orbital prototype demonstration in 2027 of each approach.

Date: Friday, 20 May 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsus-looks-at-nuclear-propulsion-for-space-travel-in-2027-9711167

The US Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) has awarded contracts to Ultra Safe Nuclear Technologies and Avalanche Energy to demonstrate the next generation of nuclear propulsion and power capability for small spacecraft.

Date: Thursday, 19 May 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Contracts-to-demo-novel-space-propulsion-technolog

The US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Environmental Management (EM) has partnered with Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and the US Army Corp of Engineers (USACE) to complete the recent demolition of a building and removal of a reactor to make room for new facilities, LLNL said on 10 May.

Date: Saturday, 14 May 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsreactor-and-buildings-demolished-at-us-lab-site-9695816

California-based Oklo Inc has announced the launch of its Aurora energy plant which is powered by a small reactor with integrated solar panels. The company is preparing to submit its first licence application for the plant.

Date: Wednesday, 04 December 2019
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Oklo-unveils-its-vision-of-Aurora-plant

The US Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA) said on 20 February that it had completed its evaluation of applications submitted in response to a funding opportunity for the production of molybdenum-99 (Mo-99) without the use of highly enriched uranium (HEU).

Date: Tuesday, 26 February 2019
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsus-to-fund-four-companies-to-produce-mo-99-without-use-of-heu-7008435

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