Nuclear Power

May 22nd, 2008 | By | Category: Nukes

Nuclear power, long reviled as a dangerous source of energy, is on the verge of a comeback. That’s because a growing body of scientists, politicians and environmental activists see atomic energy as part of the solution for global warming and our ever-growing dependence on foreign oil, much of it from nations that, if not downright […]

Top Five Nuclear Weapons of All Time.

May 2nd, 2008 | By | Category: Featured Articles, Nukes

My week is ending poorly. Rather than go into a lengthy whine about crappily designed and maintained websites, the evil of both the SAX and DOM XML parsers in Python and “what, you can only do one miracle at a time” management, I’d rather present you with an appropriately glum bit of my knowledge. Thus, […]

Imagine Microwave Oven Accidents at your Office, but with Plutonium

Nov 19th, 2007 | By | Category: Nukes

Ever since high school, one of my guilty pleasures is to read the Nuclear Regulator Commission’s Operating Experience Summaries. Every workplace dealing with significant amounts of radioactive material must report any accidents that could result in injury. The best are compiled and archived. Something about the combination of ordinary foolishness, incredibly dangerous substances, absurdly convoluted […]