Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists Volume 70 Issue 3

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May
2014
Volume: 70
Page count: 84
Issue external URL: Link

Global forum

1 May 2014
Global forum

In 2012, an effort to establish a zone in the Middle East free of weapons of mass destruction ran out of momentum.

1 May 2014
Global forum

In 2012, an effort to establish a zone in the Middle East free of weapons of mass destruction ran out of momentum.

1 May 2014
Global forum

In 2012, an effort to establish a zone in the Middle East free of weapons of mass destruction ran out of momentum.

1 May 2014

In this interview, climate scientist Tom Wigley says that waiting to take significant action on climate change makes it more likely that geoengineering will be needed to address the problem.

1 May 2014

The latest reports from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) include an assessment of geoengineering—methods for removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, or cooling the Earth by reflecting more of the sun’s radiation back into space.

1 May 2014

Religion will play an important role in public perceptions of geoengineering—the intentional manipulation of the planet’s environment to counteract anthropogenic climate change.

1 May 2014

Calls for public participation in climate engineering research and governance have appeared in numerous scientific and policy reports on the topic, indicating a desire for transparency and public oversight.

Features

1 May 2014
Features

Many countries have long pursued fast neutron breeder reactors, which create more fissile fuel than they consume, because of the expectation that the world will run out of the low-cost uranium used for fuel in most commercial nuclear power reactors.

1 May 2014
Features

Nuclear medicine requires the use of medical radioisotopes for a wide variety of procedures, which have saved millions of lives.

1 May 2014
Features

For decades before it was selected for closure, the Treasure Island Naval Station in San Francisco Bay overhauled military ships and housed nuclear war academies that used radium, plutonium, and cesium 137 in their training courses.

Nuclear notebook

1 May 2014
Nuclear notebook

The Obama administration has approved an upgrade to the B61 nuclear bomb that will, through use of a new tail kit assembly, become a guided standoff nuclear bomb.