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DOE SCIENCE NEWS BY TOPIC: National Security Science
DOE is developing and delivering technologies for infrastructure security including chemical, biological, and nuclear nonproliferation and is assisting the country in preparing for, recognizing, and responding to attacks with such weapons.

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World's fastest multiframe digital X-ray camera created at Sandia

World's fastest multiframe digital X-ray camera created at Sandia

Physicists struggling to achieve laboratory-scale nuclear fusion know that a rogue event occurring between successively monitored images may knock an otherwise promising experiment off-kilter without anyone seeing the cause.To narrow that unexamined patch of time, Sandia National Laboratories researchers have put together the fastest multiframe digital X-ray camera in the world, called the ultra-fast X-ray imager (UXI). The camera takes images with an exposure time of only 1.5 nanoseconds.

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Solving the biomass puzzle

Biomass holds great promise as a petroleum replacement, but unlocking its true potential remains a puzzle. A group of researchers at Iowa State University and the US Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory hope to develop the pieces of that puzzle to create a clearer picture of what takes place within a plant and how that applies to its downstream uses as biomass.

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Solving the biomass puzzle

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