Senate panel advances energy infrastructure funding bill

The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy, Water Development and Related Agencies approved the fiscal 2016 Energy and Water Development Appropriations Bill on Tuesday. If passed, the bill would provide the Department of Energy with $35.4 billion, which would be utilized to ensure nuclear security, facilitate research and development, and finance infrastructure projects. Read More »

MIT grad student's work sheds light on nuclear reactor water dynamics

Benjamin Magolan, a graduate student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), has been devising and testing algorithms to help visualize the flow of coolant water inside the core of a nuclear reactor, MIT said on Wednesday. Magolan is in the Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering's (NSE) master's program, with a focus on computational fluid dynamics (CFD). Read More »