More and more urban areas are deriving their energy mainly from renewable sources.
Month: February 2018
A small Tokyo museum sheds light on global attitudes to radiation that began in the 1950s and persist to this day.
A daily roundup of quality nuclear policy news. North Korea South Korea urges US support for North Korea nuclear talks South Korea urges North to abandon nuclear weapons, allow family visits Trump blames Russia for aiding North Korea, says Moscow undercuts efforts to sanction Kim Jong-un Trump calls out Bush, Obama on North Korea North … Continued
Since the election of President Donald Trump, a great deal of anxiety and attention has been aimed at a US president’s authority to order the use of nuclear weapons. But policy experts who study the nuclear chain of command have long expressed concerns, with many advocating for checks on that power. Is sole authority over nuclear weapons necessary for nuclear stability?
The Health and Human Services Department has finally issued new rules governing how it will decide whether to fund “gain-of-function” experiments. The rules have real strengths—and real weaknesses, too.
Since the 1970s, Ellsberg has been deeply involved in efforts to reduce world nuclear arsenals and eventually eliminate them altogether. He and and Bulletin editor in chief John Mecklin spoke at length about how the danger of nuclear weapons might be conveyed more effectively to the general public. What follows is an edited transcript of parts of that wide-ranging conversation.
Overwhelmed by debt? The solution is easy—just establish maritime reserves and call up Leonardo DiCaprio.
A daily roundup of quality nuclear policy news. North Korea US, S. Korea military exercises could end outreach to nuclear North The science of measuring North Korea’s destructive nuclear power from afar Trump to impose new sanctions on North Korea: report [News Analysis] South and North Korea to continue holding high-level discussions after Pyeongchang Olympics … Continued
The Trump administration is reportedly negotiating a “flexible” nuclear deal with Saudi Arabia. In the Middle East, “flexibility” on uranium enrichment and plutonium reprocessing is not a good idea.
A daily roundup of quality nuclear policy news. North Korea US: North Korea canceled meeting with Pence at last minute North Korea is not a case of intelligence failure How to blow North Korean missiles out of the sky United States CRS report to Congress on nonstrategic nuclear weapons Trump’s quick fix approach to Iran … Continued
From Harvard University’s Belfer Center, this study of artificial intelligence and its likely security implications is an outstanding one-stop primer on the subject.
A daily roundup of quality nuclear policy news. North Korea Intl community must work together to contain N. Korean nuclear threat Progress at North Korea’s experimental light water reactor at Yongbyon UN chief: Beware nuclear North Korea, back global unity NATO chief warns of growing nuclear threat from North Korea, Russia United States Axios: Kelly, … Continued
If one scientist out of 100 decides to pursue biotechnology research that ought to be left alone, the consequences—theoretically—could be unconscionable. Is that what has happened with horsepox synthesis?
Verifying nuclear disarmament requires more than verifying warhead dismantlement. Therefore, the research community should develop a set of tools suited to verify irreversible nuclear disarmament comprehensively. This set of tools will need to address both nuclear warheads and fissile materials.
Water expert and MacArthur “genius” award winner Peter Gleick says we can learn much from watching what happens in South Africa. Biggest lesson: The cheapest source of new water is not actually new water.
A daily roundup of quality nuclear policy news. North Korea Any US talks with North Korea would press denuclearization demand: Pence Who’s really winning the North Korea standoff? United States A ticking Clock Must we mean what we say? Making sense of the Nuclear Posture Review NASA is bringing back nuclear-powered rockets to get to … Continued
A daily roundup of quality nuclear policy news. North Korea North Korea is an increasing threat despite charm offensive, warn top intelligence officials Can James Mattis prevent nuclear war with North Korea? North Korea blasts Trump Nuclear strategy, says “Those fond of fire are bound to perish in flames” Japan and Norway agree to jointly … Continued
If human bodies get rigged up with potential tools of electronic espionage, can anyone be trusted?
“Extreme weather events in a warmer world can compound” other danger
Fusion still continues to need much more energy than it produces, consumes huge quantities of water, and may not be able to scale up because there may not be enough tritium. And that’s just for starters.