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The Radiation Protection and Shielding Division is developing and promoting radiation protection and shielding aspects of nuclear science and technology — including interaction of nuclear radiation with materials and biological systems, instruments and techniques for the measurement of nuclear radiation fields, and radiation shield design and evaluation.
Nuclear and Emerging Technologies for Space (NETS 2023)
May 7–11, 2023
Idaho Falls, ID|Snake River Event Center
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IAEA launches comic book contest for teens
The International Atomic Energy Agency is inviting teens aged 14 to 18 to submit original comic book pages depicting a space-based nuclear science experiment on agricultural seeds that the agency is conducting with the United Nations’ Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO). The contest is offering prizes, including publication of the winning designs on the IAEA website, for the champion and finalists. The deadline for April 16.
Technical Session|Panel|Sponsored by Executive Panels
Monday, June 14, 2021|3:15–5:00PM EDT
W. Neal Mann (ANL)
John Starkey (ANS)
A polar vortex descended into the central United States in February 2021. The unusually cold temperatures forced many power plants offline and sharply curtailed natural gas production, leading to multi-day blackouts in Texas and shorter blackouts across the Great Plains. All generator types were affected to some degree, including nuclear power plants. This panel will focus on the performance of energy systems and markets during the February 2021 cold weather event.
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