April 27, 2007

Physicists, the Bomb & the Development of US Science Policy

I am planning on attend a lecture on the campus of UCSD entitled "Physicists, the Bomb & the Development of US Science Policy " Here is the description of the event. If you are in the southern California area, you might want to attend.

A discussion with UCSD physics professors Herbert York, UCSD's first chancellor, and Marvin “Murph” Goldberger, former president of Caltech, about their personal recollections of the major figures in 20th century physics and the development of science policy since the Manhattan Project. Moderated by Mark Thiemens, dean of the Division of Physical Sciences, and filmed for later broadcast on UCSD-TV.

The event is free and open to the public. A reception will follow. Please rsvp attendance.

PARKING: Parking located across from theatre; lots P102, P103, & P104. Parking permit required; issued by UCSD Parking Attendants, prior to event. Parking fee $3.00.

For more information, click go to http://physicalsciences.ucsd.edu/development/newsletter/issues/0704/0704.calendar.htm

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April 21, 2007

Russian Rail Missile System photos

I stumbled upon this set of photos of the Russian Rail Missile system and thought I would pass them along.

http://science.readigg.com/description/16107.html

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April 18, 2007

U.S., Russia Hash Out Nuclear Security Agreement

After more than two years of discussion, officials from Moscow and Washington have agreed to a plan to maintain the U.S.-funded security upgrades at Russian nuclear material sites, the National Nuclear Security Administration announced Wednesday. [via Nuclear Threat Initiative]

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April 17, 2007

North Korean Reactor shutdown?

North Korea may be preparing to shut down its main nuclear reactor, news reports said Tuesday, renewing hopes that Pyongyang will comply with a disarmament agreement days after it missed a deadline to shutter the facility.

The Yongbyon reactor was still in operation, but there was a high possibility that movement of cars and people at the site seen in satellite photos could be linked to a shutdown, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported, citing an unnamed intelligence official. The Dong-a Ilbo daily carried a similar report. [via CBS News]

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April 10, 2007

Industrial Scale wonk

Jeffery Lewis over at armscontrolwonk has a great post on this whole 'industrial scale' noise from Iran. It is worth the read to blast through some of the mindless noise that is filling the news. Read it here

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April 09, 2007

Iranian Nuclear Threat?

Newsweek's Michael Hirsh asked David Albright about Ahmadinejad's announcement and his assessment of Iran's nuclear program. [via MSNBC.com ]

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Iran announces "industrial" nuclear fuel work

Iran announced on Monday it had begun industrial-scale nuclear fuel production in a fresh snub to the U.N. Security Council, which has imposed two rounds of sanctions on it for refusing to halt such work.

The announcement marks a shift from experimental atomic fuel work involving a few hundred centrifuges used for enriching uranium to a process that will involve thousands of machines. [via Yahoo!]

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