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Manufacturing—Layering on the Strength

A team, including Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and University of Tennessee researchers, demonstrated a novel 3-D printing approach called Z-pinning that can increase the material’s strength and toughness by more than three and a half times compared to conventional additive manufacturing processes. They demonstrated Z-pinning with polylactic acid, or PLA, and carbon fiber-reinforced PLA

Space Race: a Look at NASA’s New Kilopower Fission Reactor

NASA and the US Department of Energy have developed a new nuclear fission reactor design for space applications, the Kilopower. NASA successfully conducted testing and demonstration of the Kilopower system during November 2017 to March 2018 testing at the DOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Nevada National Security Site. This moves the reactor one step

Overcoming a Major Wave Energy Challenge

Abstract. This report summarizes the activities conducted under the DOE-EERE funded project DE-EE0006400, where ABB Inc. (ABB), in collaboration with Texas A&M’s Advanced Electric Machines & Power Electronics (EMPE) Lab and Resolute Marine Energy (RME) designed, derisked, developed, and demonstrated a novel magnetically geared electrical generator for direct-drive, low-speed, high torque MHK applications The project