KORIYAMA, Japan (Reuters) - Some of the smallest children in Koriyama, a short drive from the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, barely know what it’s like to play outside — fear of radiation has kept them in doors for much of their short lives.
In yet another accident involving Indian Navy vessel, 1 worker was killed and 2 injured at site of under-construction nuclear submarine INS Arihant at Eastern Naval Command in Visakhapatnam…
OKLAHOMA CITY – While being played down and barely even reported in the national media, a fairly serious radiological event occurred at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant, a federally-operated nuclear waste repository 26 miles northwest of Carlsbad, New Mexico on Feb. 14, 2014.
Pickering Nuclear Generating Station (Ontario Power Generation)
Pickering, Ontario, Canada
You have surely seen structures like this but do you know what they are used for?
"After I achieved fusion, I bought a kit to learn about electronics — I still don’t know everything I should."
Mark Suppes on building a nuclear reactor at home. Interestingly, 3D printing and Ebay got him almost the whole way there
Source: NNSA/NSO/Area 51—Black Jets
Military personnel casually observe a 22-kiloton blast at Frenchman Flat in Area 5 of the Nevada Test Site on April 15, 1955.
In October 1940, President Franklin Roosevelt signed off on the idea of turning more than three million acres of government-owned land in the “middle of nowhere” north of Las Vegas over to the US Army Air Corps as the Las Vegas Bombing and Gunnery Range.
The Las Vegas Army Airfield (now Nellis AFB) was established on the north side of Las Vegas in 1941 to manage operations over the range, which included the Army Gunnery School, started in 1942.
In 1947, the search for a site and the development of nuclear weapons doctrine was undertaken under the Armed Forces Special Weapons Project (AFSWP, pronounced AF-SWAP), codenamed Project Nutmeg.
The Nutmeg team…(found)…the Las Vegas Bombing and Gunnery Range, experienced its vast emptiness, and realized that this “middle of nowhere” would be a good place for the “somewhere” of American atmospheric nuclear testing. Title to the 1,360-square-mile slice of the bombing range was formally transferred from the US Air Force to the AEC, though the air force controlled the air space and dropped many of the early nuclear weapons.
If you see a mushroom cloud from an atomic bomb, you’re supposed to stick your arm out and hold your thumb over the cloud. If the cloud is larger than your thumb, you’re in the radiation zone and should evacuate. This is what Vault Boy is doing in the Fallout series.
I read about this a while ago, nuked my mind because I always thought he was just a happy chappy
Being close enough to see the cloud at all is too close for my taste.
there isnt a single subtle nuance from fallout 1 that didnt have some bleak and scary dark comedy behind it
literally everything in the game is related to nukes, and its effects on 50’s sifi fro mthe super mutants to the giant ants.
Nuclear Powerplant Isar 1 & 2 by addydragon
Chernobyl nuclear power plant before the disaster of 1986.
Photographer and source unknown.
How the Starfish Prime Nuclear Bomb Worked – blowing up the radiation belts for science
How Stuff Works > Brain Stuff
by Marshall Brain | July 2, 2010
Imagine you are a scientist. In 1958 there is a big discovery – some of the very first satellites launched by the United States discover the Van Allen radiation belts. Over the next couple of years they are further studied and characterized by more satellites.
So imagine that you are a scientist, and there are no nuclear proliferation or testing bans in place yet. What’s the next thing you would do? Perhaps you would launch a nuclear bomb into space and try blowing up the belts, just to see what would happen. That, in essence, was the Starfish Prime project, which is described in vivid detail in this video.
Weapons of Mass Destruction, a Visual Perspective
Although the term, WMD, has become a part of our daily lexicon, it remains very much an abstraction for most of us. This series of images offers a retrospective look at some of these weapons. Most of my subjects are drawn from the Cold War period during which there was a very real threat to the survival of civilization itself. The last sixty years has seen a frenzied tango between strategy and technology that has left us with the chilling array of doomsday machines seen here.
The pebble-bed reactor (PBR) is a graphite-moderated, gas-cooled, nuclear reactor. It is a type of very-high-temperature reactor (VHTR), one of the six classes of nuclear reactors in the Generation IV initiative. The basic design of pebble-bed reactors features spherical fuel elements called pebbles. These tennis ball-sized pebbles are made of pyrolytic graphite (which acts as the moderator), and they contain thousands of micro-fuel particles called TRISO particles. These TRISO fuel particles consist of a fissile material (such as 235U) surrounded by a coated ceramic layer of silicon carbide for structural integrity and fission product containment. In the PBR, thousands of pebbles are amassed to create a reactor core, and are cooled by a gas, such as helium, nitrogen or carbon dioxide, which does not react chemically with the fuel elements.