Tagged: Nuclear

Earthquake science could have predicted North Korea’s nuclear climbdown - Guest Work

Guest Author May 15, 2018

Stephen Hicks, University of Southampton Just days after North Korea announced it was suspending its testing programme, scientists revealed that the country’s underground nuclear test site had partially collapsed. This assessment was based on data gathered from smaller earthquakes that followed North Korea’s biggest nuclear test in 2017. A new study published in … Read More

Fusion energy: A time of transition and potential - Guest Work

Guest Author Dec 01, 2016

By Stewart Prager, Princeton University and Michael C. Zarnstorff, Princeton University For centuries, humans have dreamed of harnessing the power of the sun to energize our lives here on Earth. But we want to go beyond collecting solar energy, and one day generate our own from a mini-sun. If we’re able to solve an extremely … Read More

Five years after Fukushima, there are big lessons for nuclear disaster liability - Guest Work

Guest Author Mar 13, 2016

Makoto Takahashi, University of Cambridge As four reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power plant suffered catastrophic cooling failures and exploded in March 2011, the world watched in disbelief. For Japan, this was not just the greatest nuclear disaster since Chernobyl. It was “the most severe crisis … since World War II”. Five years on, … Read More

Reflection on Fukushima 5 years out - Guest Work

Guest Author Mar 10, 2016

By Dr Rebecca Priestley, Science in Society group, Victoria University of Wellington I spent the morning of March 12, 2011 glued to the television set, watching the incredible footage of the tsunami wave breaching sea walls alternating with scenes from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. The Fukushima nuclear disaster impacted on attitudes to nuclear power around the world … Read More

A timeline of nuclear explosions - Videos

Peter Griffin Nov 18, 2013

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9U8CZAKSsNA#t=371 Sciblogs Editor’s Picks Hot Topic – Welcome to the carbon COP Public Health Expert – NZ and the OECD on health measures The Dismal Science – If it scares, it leads Infectious Thoughts – An open letter to Lego … Read More

Particles and persecution: why we should care about Iranian physicists - Guest Work

Guest Author Jun 12, 2012

by Thomas Stace, Senior Lecturer in Physics, Quantum Information at University of Queensland and Peter Rohde, Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Quantum Computation at Macquarie University On a given day, your typical physicist is mainly preoccupied with trying to understand the intimate secrets of the universe. As with most academics, we get to visit one another in parts of the … Read More

The Climate Show #9: Barry Brook, hot spots and melting ice - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Mar 18, 2011

With the terrible events in Japan uppermost in everyone’s mind, this week’s Climate Show goes nuclear, examining the prospects for the future of nuclear energy with Professor Barry Brook from the University of Adelaide. John Cook looks at what the tropical troposphere hot spot really means, and Gareth and Glenn look at mass loss from [...] … Read More

The Renewable Revolution - Hot Topic

Bryan Walker Feb 06, 2011

The recommendations of Bill McKibben and Ross Gelbspan, among others, attracted me to Sajed Kamal’s book The Renewable Revolution, and its subtitle was an additional enticement: How we can Fight Climate Change, Prevent Energy Wars, Revitalise the Economy and Transition to a Sustainable Future. The book is on a smaller scale than its subtitle might [...] … Read More