Archive for July, 2012

Nuclear Weapons Labs Repurposed by Climate Scientists

Nuclear Weapons Labs Repurposed by Climate Scientists

Climate scientists are taking up residence in key Cold War research laboratories used decades ago to model nuclear bomb blasts and track radioactivity.  The repurposed...

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Technology Improving Detection of Nuclear Tests, Experts Say at AAAS Capitol Hill Event

Technology Improving Detection of Nuclear Tests, Experts Say at AAAS Capitol Hill Event

There have been significant improvements during the past decade in the worldwide ability to detect covert nuclear explosions equivalent to only a few hundred tons...

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The story of Pakistan’s improbable pursuit of nuclear weapons

The story of Pakistan’s improbable pursuit of nuclear weapons

In 1953, the American journalist Norman Cousins travelled to Karachi to interview Mohammed Ali Bogra, who had been appointed by Ghulam Mohammed, Pakistan’s...

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Officials Want To Turn World War II Nuclear-Weapon Development Sites Into National Parks

Officials Want To Turn World War II Nuclear-Weapon Development Sites Into National Parks

Tennessee’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory was such a well-kept secret during World War II that most Americans still don’t know it sits off one of busiest highways...

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U.S. Arms Control Official: Test Ban Treaty Faces ‘Uphill’ Fight In Senate

U.S. Arms Control Official: Test Ban Treaty Faces ‘Uphill’ Fight In Senate

The Obama administration’s top nuclear disarmament expert expressed concern Friday over partisan sentiments on Capitol Hill that could affect the passage of a...

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Key Senator May Oppose New Treaties

Key Senator May Oppose New Treaties

A key Republican senator who voted for the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START) threatened to block future treaties, citing what he said was the failure...

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450 t of Weapons-Grade Uranium Converted

450 t of Weapons-Grade Uranium Converted

US Department of Energy agency the National Nuclear Security Administra- tion (NNSA) has converted 450 t of highly enriched uranium (HEU) into low-enriched uranium...

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Trinity Nuclear Test Anniversary – U.S. First to Test, But Will It Be The Last to Fully Support a Ban?<p style='font size:14px'>By Chris Lindborg </p>

Trinity Nuclear Test Anniversary – U.S. First to Test, But Will It Be The Last to Fully Support a Ban?

By Chris Lindborg

Today is the 67th anniversary of the world’s first nuclear explosion test, known as “Trinity”, which used a plutonium core. It was unnecessary for the first...

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Poles Honor Reagan and John Paul II For Their Role in Anti-Communist Struggle With New Statue

Poles Honor Reagan and John Paul II For Their Role in Anti-Communist Struggle With New Statue

Polish officials unveiled a statue of former President Ronald Reagan and Pope John Paul II on Saturday, honoring two men widely credited in this Eastern European...

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Raytheon’s Exoatmospheric Kill Vehicle Is Reagan’s ‘Star Wars’ On Earth

Raytheon’s Exoatmospheric Kill Vehicle Is Reagan’s ‘Star Wars’ On Earth

Before anyone knew the Cold War was drawing to an unceremonious close, Ronald Reagan pushed for an orbiting missile defense system called “Star Wars”...

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