Help me find this anti-nuclear protest play I saw online at some point in the last two years. [more inside]
posted by jrb223
on Mar 25, 2012 -
I'm interested in compiling a list of portrayals of both atomic energy and nuclear warfare in pop culture from around the world -- specifically the effects of radiation and mutation. [more inside]
posted by to sir with millipedes
on Dec 27, 2011 -
Would disposing of nuclear waste in a volcano cause radioactive material to rise into the atmosphere? What would be the arguments against disposing of our nuclear waste into a volcano?
posted by ToruOkada
on Aug 13, 2011 -
Please help us to generate further ideas on how to mobilize people for an action day against the further use of nuclear energy [more inside]
posted by jfricke
on Mar 25, 2011 -
I'm in Yokohama. Should I try to get as far away as possible from the Fukushima reactor that is currently experiencing serious problems? [more inside]
posted by farce majeure
on Mar 12, 2011 -
IF 1 or 2 or even 3 nuclear reactors in Japan meltdown in what is already being called a potentially worse disaster than Chernoby
l, where will the fallout travel based on current prevailing wind and airflow models? I would specifically like information about how this may affect Hawaii where I live. [more inside]
posted by Muirwylde
on Mar 11, 2011 -
Records about nuclear test series -- Operation WIGWAM and HARDTACK I. Willing to trade.... [more inside]
posted by cgs06
on Jun 1, 2010 -
Seeking old Sierra Club ads: Back in the Seventies, the Sierra Club used to have a pro-nuclear power stance and had an ad campaign called "Atoms, Not Dams." Their focus was on saving rivers, as might be inferred. It was only later that they had an ideological split and took on an anti-nuclear stance. I'd like to find some of their literature from those early days of the "Atoms, Not Dams" era, but evidence of that seems to be wiped from memory (and from the Internet, as far as I can tell). I'd give my eyeteeth for an "Atoms, Not Dams" T-Shirt with "Sierra Club" on the back.
posted by Tom Blees
on May 25, 2010 -
Why don't we dispose of nuclear waste by shooting it into space?
posted by willie11
on Apr 2, 2010 -
Why haven't thorium nuclear reactors
been used much compared to Uranium reactors? It would appear there are sizable reserves of thorium
available and that reactors based on thorium would produce considerably less nuclear waste and could be considerably safer than Uranium based ones. Given that thorium reactors would appear to have advantages what is the catch? [more inside]
posted by sien
on Nov 27, 2009 -
I want to drive a nuclear powered car. If nuclear power is good enough for submarines, why can't the technology be scaled down? Looking for big picture such as limitations, environment, storage, infrastructure and adaptations required.
posted by Funmonkey1
on Nov 23, 2009 -
How destructive are current U.S. and Russian nuclear arsenals relative to their maximum levels? [more inside]
posted by Joe Beese
on Sep 26, 2009 -
I have to produce a report on the Chinese nuclear power industry. Are there any good resources online to get me started? The focus is mainly on links between the state and business, and risk assessment for interested parties. I can read Mandarin.
posted by tawny
on Aug 17, 2009 -
What design features, if any, allow nuclear reactors on submarines to survive being inverted? [more inside]
posted by sindark
on Apr 20, 2009 -
I need an audio clip of a nuclear attack warning. Double points go to 50s-style announcer versus EAS computer voice. Triple points go to clips that are free and easy to get.
I've got the explosion part, I just need that foreboding warning before it happens. Thanks!
posted by ictow
on Nov 19, 2008 -
Is cooking (or re-heating) my food with a microwave destroying the food, sucking out nutrients that would not be removed by heating on the stove top in a stainless pan? I've heard this here and there, dated an Earth Mother South Austin Woman who was/likely is certain that I may as well put nuclear waste products AND rat poison in my food, pretty much heard the same about twenty minutes ago from a woman working in the vitamin/supplements department at Whole Foods, yet another Austin Earth Mother type; just the fact that I said the word 'microwave' caused her to get a big frowny face, looked like she had gas or something. Meanwhile, back at the ranch, I like to toss broccoli with just a shade of water into the microwave for a couple of minutes, or re-heat my rice and beans or soup or whatever. Related: Does cooking vegetables in a pressure cooker rob them of needed nutrients? [more inside]
posted by dancestoblue
on Aug 7, 2008 -
According to this chart
, there have been 2,422 nuclear explosions since 1945, including above ground, under ground, and in the sea. I'm somewhat amazed that this isn't having more of permanent negative effect. Does spreading out all the nuclear activity allow our ecosystem to absorb the radiation in reasonable intervals? Chernobyl has been a wasteland since the reactor meltdown. Was it simply that much more radioactive than actually testing bombs?
posted by SpacemanStix
on Apr 24, 2008 -
A bomber movie - I remember it from childhood. WWIII, drama, I'm pretty sure it was in color. [more inside]
posted by jimmyhutch
on Jan 12, 2008 -
Where can I find a (preferably downloadable) online copy of a recent TV commercial advertising a nuclear power company? I saw the ad all summer on CNN (United States) and I'm not sure if they're still running. The ad is a quirky animated piece showing the step-by-step process of nuclear energy, from mining to usage. It's presented in a 3D isometric perspective, similar to eboy/pixel art.
I'd like to present it to a class I'm teaching, as the ad style liberally borrows from a Royksopp music video from a few years back. Thanks!
posted by itchi23
on Nov 4, 2007 -
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says Iran is only seeking "peaceful nuclear activities"; Presidential Candidates contend Iran is seeking nuclear weapons. Which is right? I can't trust sources from my own country (U.S.) What does a more objective (is there such a thing?) view say?
posted by pelican
on Oct 30, 2007 -
I'm taking a road trip through the southwest, and I'd like to see places with an interesting backstory or that show you "behind the scenes." I'm interested in places with political, economic, environmental, or industrial significance. Can you recommend some? [more inside]
posted by salvia
on Sep 30, 2007 -
Where can I find a picture that I saw a long time ago? It was a picture of an atomic bomb test with soldiers standing and watching the explosion silhouetted by the explosion.
posted by gnash
on Sep 16, 2007 -
Where can I go to see Cherenkov
radiation -- not some simulation with a blue light in a deep-water bath, but the real thing -- as a tourist? [more inside]
posted by Rash
on Jun 15, 2007 -
Lets just say that the U.S. decided to stop burning hydrocarbons (oil, coal, natural gas) completely for environmental reasons. Lets say that everything went electric. Cars, Power Plants, factories, everything. How many nuclear plants (using current technology) would we need to produce? Would there be one in every moderate sized town? Also, how long would the raw materials last before another energy crisis was imminent (peak uranium, I guess)?
posted by DarkForest
on Jun 6, 2007 -
what is the difference between radiation poisoning, burn due to radiation, contaminated/heavy water, etc. what are the differences between nuclear power plant accidents and atomic bombs. [more inside]
posted by edtut
on May 27, 2007 -
Do you know of a good place a guy could buy an atomic age pro-nuclear propaganda poster around here? [more inside]
posted by NGnerd
on Nov 7, 2006 -
What is the origin of the phrase, "(something) should be nuked from orbit," or "nuke it from orbit?" [more inside]
posted by mikeh
on Jul 23, 2006 -
Is there a name for a morbid obsession for apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic everything
?? [more inside]
posted by ArchEnemy
on Apr 19, 2006 -
I'm being told that cesium and strontium are by-products of the enrichment of plutonium, which is a step beyond what takes place in a uranium-enrichment plant. True or false?
posted by tizzie
on Mar 16, 2006 -
I'm looking for objective information about the value of nuclear power. Specifically, how effective is it at generating power vis a vis its pollution A) quantity and B) um... vehemence?
posted by ChrisR
on Dec 27, 2005 -
Given our current state of technology and the world's nuclear armaments, I ask the question that the world needs an answer to: Could we destroy Mars? [more inside]
posted by TwelveTwo
on Dec 24, 2005 -
In the original 1978 Superman movie
Lex Luther plans to split apart the San Andreas fault-line using Nuclear armaments - the resulting explosion destined to send the entire Californian coastline and its inhabitants to murky ocean depths.How much explosive force would be needed to cause any such kind
of earthquake? And, using the San Andreas fault as a model, could Lex Luther's diabolic plan have any degree of success? [more inside]
posted by 0bvious
on Dec 7, 2005 -
Name that book: It's a German language novel in which several heavyweights of science address nuclear proliferation. [more inside]
posted by FissionChips
on Dec 1, 2005 -
Where's my Mr Fusion?
- Cold or Hot, is there any realistic prospect of commercial nuclear fusion coming good before the oil starts to run out? Would throwing money at the problem help? [more inside]
posted by grahamwell
on Sep 12, 2005 -
China is scaring me. Specifically, the possibility that they'll make a play for Taiwan, the US will come to Taiwan's defense, and World War III (IV? V?) will break out. Are there good reasons this is unlikely?
posted by stupidsexyFlanders
on Jul 20, 2005 -
Physicists and Environmentalists : what's the downside to this
? Is there one (other than the disposal of depleted pebbles)? Seems pretty hope-making to me, layman that I am.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken
on Sep 16, 2004 -
In the event of full-scale nuclear war, will there be survivors in places like Mbuji-Mayi, Wekweti, and Noril'sk? If they were to survive the initial blast, would the fallout get them?
posted by trharlan
on Jul 1, 2004 -
Could a small nuclear device, sunk to the bottom of Yellowstone lake and detonated, actually cause the Yellowstone super-caldera to erupt? (more inside)
posted by troutfishing
on May 4, 2004 -