Identifying Unknown Objects in Gloveboxes

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A challenge launched during the summer of 2018 was to explore technologies which would enable Sellafield to analyse the contents of gloveboxes, specifically allowing them to identify the presence of potentially unknown objects. Applications were invited for solutions to meet this challenge, the difference with this Game Changers call for innovation being that more mature technologies…

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Scientists harness space particles to detect radioactive material

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Scientists have successfully developed a technology that can harness muons – essentially heavy electrons derived from space particles – to detect and safely manage radioactive waste. The £7m project, led by scientists from National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL), the University of Glasgow and spin-off company Lynkeos Technology Ltd, could have major implications for…

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