Rod Adams, writer of the Atomic Insights blog, was the featured colloquium speaker in the Nuclear Engineering Department on February 9, 2015. While here, Mr. Adams toured several departmental laboratories and facilities and has produced an in-depth article of his experiences during his visit.
The Pebble-Bed Fluoride-Salt-Cooled High-Temperature (PB-FHR) Reactor research program, of which the Peterson Group is a part, has been featured on the Next Big Future blog. The blog post describes the goals for the project (led by MIT) and details the progress of the program. The blog post can be read here: http://nextbigfuture.com/2015/02/pebble-bed-fluoride-salt-cooled-high.html
Prof. Eric (Rick) Norman's nuclear forensics work on a sample with a label claiming to be the "first plutonium sample large enough to be weighed" has been featured in an article in the Scientific American and in a blog post on the Physics Central Physics Buzz Blog.