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WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Energy today announced $27 million in funding for 9 projects as part of the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy’s (ARPA-E) Generating Electricity Managed by Intelligent Nuclear Assets (GEMINA) program. These projects will work to develop digital twin technology to reduce operations and maintenance (O&M) costs in the next generation …

The foreign ministers of the three countries issued a statement Tuesday, saying that while they remain committed to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), as the deal is formally known, the dispute mechanism has been triggered. Under the mechanism, the Joint Commission — which contains representatives from every signatory and safeguards the deal — …

A man watches TV news at a railroad station on Jan. 1 in Seoul, South Korea. While waiting for North Korea’s leader to address his nuclear-weapons plans, the program featured file footage of a North Korean missile test. Jung Yeon-Je/AFP via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Jung Yeon-Je/AFP via Getty Images A man watches …

The quake occurred just after 5 a.m. local time, 44 kilometers (27 miles) southeast of the city of Borazjan in Bushehr province, at a depth of 38.3 kilometers (23.7 miles), according to the US Geological Survey (USGS). The Bushehr nuclear plant is located on the Iranian coastline to the southwest of Borazjan, not far from …

Jasmine Auda from the Middle East Scientific Institute for Security (MESIS) in Jordan was selected as a finalist for her essay “The Trust Machine: Blockchain Technology in Nuclear Security and Prospects for Application in the Middle East.” In her paper, she highlights the importance of technical innovations to secure the data of any central authority …

The Japanese government plans to promote quantum technology as part of its national strategy. Quantum technology uses photons and other subatomic particles to create innovative information and communication technology. Quantum computers are far faster than supercomputers, and quantum cryptography is said to be undecipherable. The government has drafted a new national strategy based on the …

A Japanese company has developed artificial intelligence technology that can be easily linked to security cameras to identify suspicious human behavior. Fujitsu’s technology can analyze video footage and very accurately recognize about 100 types of behavior, such as walking, running, and carrying an object. It can judge actions to be suspicious based on certain sequences …

BANGKOK—The U.S. and South Korea postponed a major air exercise that was set to begin Monday, Defense Secretary Mark Esper said, in a bid to appease North Korea and break gridlocked disarmament talks between Washington and Pyongyang. At a press briefing Sunday with his South Korean counterpart, Mr. Esper said the postponement was “an act …

Japanese businesses and research institutes have set up an organization to promote the development of quantum technology. Quantum ICT Forum was founded by 19 businesses and 16 research institutes. They include major electronics companies, universities, and state-owned research organizations. Quanta include photons and other subatomic particles. Researchers hope to create new information and telecommunication technologies …

The US secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, has criticised Iran’s treatment of an inspector with the UN’s nuclear watchdog agency as “an outrageous and unwarranted act of intimidation”. The top US diplomat said that Iran had “detained” the inspector, who the International Atomic Energy Agency said had been briefly prevented from leaving the country. Iran …