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US Resumes Plutonium-238 Production After 30 Years For Nuclear Batteries

With just little plutonium-238 left for NASA’s three batteries to power deep-space missions, US is reopening its nuclear reactors to meet the demand. The US Department of Energy said 50 grams of the substance has been made at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) in Tennessee, first time in three decades that the material has been made within the country. ...

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Upcoming: World’s Fastest Supercomputers by US

The US government seems to be upset for not having the most powerful system in the world. The US Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz on Friday declared two awards worth $425 million to build two supercomputers three times faster than China’s Tianhe-2, as well as research extreme scale supercomputing technologies. The US government will invest $325 million to build "Summit" ...

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