Kazakhstan recently announced the successful conversion of the VVR-K research reactor at the Institute of Nuclear Physics (INP) to low enriched uranium (LEU) fuel, following the previous conversion of the VVR-K critical assembly.
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The Argonne Running Club presents the 36th Annual Director’s Run and Walk Tuesday, June 21, 2016, starting at noon in front of Bldg. 446 APCF. Laboratory Director Peter Littlewood will be on hand to kick off the event, and all participants will receive 100-point Virgin Pulse vouchers.
The run will feature a 3.1-mile course … Read More »
Summer weather and sandals go hand-in-hand, but closed-toe shoes are a much safer option when you’re working, especially in laboratories, outdoors and in areas that require closed-toe or safety shoes.
According to the National Safety Council, 75 percent of job-related foot injury victims were not wearing safety shoes.
Argonne provides a safety shoe allotment … Read More »
The Energy and Global Security (EGS) Directorate is calling for nominations for the EGS Excellence Awards. The deadline to submit a nomination is Friday, June 17, 2016.
The directorate grants awards in three categories each year to recognize the outstanding achievements of EGS employees:
The Project Award acknowledges project work that has significantly impacted Argonne, … Read More »
The Energy Sciences Building (ESB) at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory received a 2016 Green GOOD DESIGN™ Award from the European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies and The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design.
Green GOOD DESIGN’s goal is to bestow international recognition to those … Read More »
by Diana Anderson
Several members of Argonne’s Performance Management Assurance (PMA) division have taken the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) pledge to drive phone free.
Carole Onik, lead principal internal auditor, encouraged her colleagues to take the voluntary pledge at a monthly division staff meeting where she gave a presentation on distracted driving.
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Avid gardening enthusiasts or beginners looking to reap their first harvest can still claim a plot of land on Argonne’s campus to plant and cultivate. The Garden Club has plots available for the 2016 growing season near Buildings 203 and 200. Those interested in growing garden-fresh vegetables, herbs and flowers can visit the Garden … Read More »
Congratulations to the following researchers on recently having their U.S. patents granted by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for technologies invented at Argonne:
Method to fabricate portable electron source based on nitrogen incorporated ultrananocrystalline diamond (N-UNCD) Patent: US 9,299,526 Date: March 29, 2016
Ani Sumant (NST) Ralu Divan (NST)
PLZT capacitor on glass … Read More »
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