The Doomsday Clock is an internationally recognized design that conveys how close we are to destroying our civilization with dangerous technologies of our own making. First and foremost among these are nuclear weapons, but the dangers include climate-changing technologies, emerging... Read More
Robert Green served in the British Royal Navy from 1962 to 1982. As a bombardier-navigator, he flew in Buccaneer nuclear strike aircraft with a target in Russia and then anti-submarine helicopters equipped with nuclear depth-bombs.
A Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists teleconference featuring arms control expert Henry Sokolski of the Nonproliferation Policy Education Center and moderated by Bulletin executive director Rachel Bronson. In this teleconference, Sokolski discusses his new book, Underestimated: Our Not So Peaceful Nuclear Future and dangerous trends in regard to nuclear weapons, fissile materials, and nuclear doctrine around the world.
The difference between past nonproliferation failures and the current Iran agreement is made clear by the record of nuclear diplomacy involving four countries that did not sign the NPT or withdrew from it: Israel, India, Pakistan, and North Korea.
Superintelligence is propounding a solution that will not work to a problem that probably does not exist, but now is the time to take the ethical and policy implications of artificial intelligence seriously
Ellen Bradbury grew up in Los Alamos, where her father, Edward Wilder, worked on shaped explosive lenses for the Manhattan Project. She later married John P. Bradbury, the son of Norris Bradbury, who took over as director of the Los Alamos National Laboratory after J.
Sandra Blakeslee has written about science for the New York Times, both on staff and on contract, for the past 45 years.Though she specializes in the brain sciences, she loves writing on a wide range of topics, including atomic history.
A typhoon was coming, the fuel pump failed, they had to switch planes, things were wired incorrectly, they missed their rendezvous, they couldn’t see the primary target, they ran out of gas on the way home, and they had to crash-land. But the worst part was when the Fat Man atomic bomb started to arm itself mid-flight.
Petr Suchý is the head of the department of International Relations and European Studies,in the Faculty of Social Studies at Masaryk University, Czech Republic. He is the author of books and articles on arms control, nuclear issues and US foreign policy.