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Nuclear Weapons 101: Back to the Basics

What are nuclear weapons? How are they made? What scientific concepts underlie them? Below is a glossary of key terms to know when reading articles on this website, or any article about nuclear technology and weapons.

Hiroshima and Nagasaki: The Long Term Health Effects
Hiroshima and Nagasaki: The Long Term Health Effects
Hiroshima and Nagasaki: The Long Term Health Effects

What are the long term health effects from the two atomic bombs dropped on human populations?

Fusion Power: An un-kept promise or a dream about to come true
Fusion Power: An un-kept promise or a dream about to come true
Fusion Power: An un-kept promise or a dream about to come true

Fusion power is the Holy Grail of free energy for the world.  But, is it possible to overcome the technical challenges?

The Ukraine Crisis Carries Nuclear Consequences
The Ukraine Crisis Carries Nuclear Consequences
The Ukraine Crisis Carries Nuclear Consequences

Rising tensions in Eastern Europe: are we heading back to a Cold War?

Antineutrinos: A Subatomic Whistle Blower
Antineutrinos: A Subatomic Whistle Blower
Antineutrinos: A Subatomic Whistle Blower

Tracking nuclear material movement for nuclear proliferation can be done advanced detectors from particle physics. 

Germany: The Birth of the Nuclear Dilemma
Germany: The Birth of the Nuclear Dilemma
Germany: The Birth of the Nuclear Dilemma

Germany’s decision to get rid of nuclear power was a direct response to Fukushima.

Radiation and the Anti-Nuclear Movement
Radiation and the Anti-Nuclear Movement
Radiation and the Anti-Nuclear Movement

Do the dangers of nuclear energy and nuclear weapons justify ending the nuclear age?

Disarmament Disarmed: The Stagnation of the Conference on Disarmament
Disarmament Disarmed: The Stagnation of the Conference on Disarmament
Disarmament Disarmed: The Stagnation of the CoD

As the interests of major international powers clash, the Conference on Disarmament finds itself at a standstill.

Nuclear Proliferation in Iran
Nuclear Proliferation in Iran
Nuclear Proliferation in Iran

The deal to prevent a nuclear Iran: Success or failure?