In case you are interested, here is the link to the talk that I gave at the Googleplex on April 16, 2007 – Fission is the New Fire.
As mentioned in a previous Atomic Show, the uranium market is full of speculators and get rich quick opportunists. The International Herald Tribune published a story on March 28, 2007 titled High price of uranium prods U.S. mines to life that gives some indications about the natural response from mining companies and independent explorers. A […]
An Atomic Show listener pointed me to an interesting article published in the Guardian in September 2006 titled Royal Society tells Exxon: stop funding climate change denial. It is articles like this one that makes me put up my defenses against a headlong rush to a dogmatic belief that human activity that produces CO2 is […]
Though The Atomic Show does not play music – yet – I am a big fan of independence and the idea that artists do not benefit much from big music labels. One way to show the power of independent music artists is a promotion called Bum Rush The Charts. The idea is that podcast listeners […]
Shane and I have missed you all the last couple of weeks. One week it was illness – it is hard to do an audio show with laryngitis – and then this week we had an operator error by the show’s producer – me. We had a great chat about uranium and the hazards of […]
The atomic geeks chat about the new radiation warning symbol, France’s interest in selling large plants to South Africa, Japan’s new mixed oxide fuel plant and much more. Enjoy the ride! Half of Atomic Show 50 comes to you from a food court in Norfolk, VA – I am on travel this week. Shane and […]
The Atomic Show received a mention on DSC 539 – check it out at the 42:30 minute point! I think I will include a clip on the next show – I am childishly excited by this event. Adam Curry’s Daily Source Code (DSC) is one of the most popular podcasts on the web. One of […]
Atomic batteries can store thousands of times more energy per unit mass than chemical batteries – leading to very long lives in special applications One of our listeners – Bruno Garcia – asked us to talk about nuclear (atomic) batteries. These devices make use of the energy that radioactive isotopes emit on a continuous basis […]
Shane and I were unable to get together for a show last week, but stay tuned. We will be back this week with Show #44.
On show 39, Shane and I talked a bit about Polonium and the Litvinenko poisoning. A friend of mine sent me a link to a useful article in the Toronto Star titled Killer radiation safer than you think. If you want to learn more about the substance, its uses and risks, this is a good […]
Rod Adams and Shane Brown discuss the properties of polonium. They move on to the hazards of mining and transporting coal. Polonium talk is all over the news media because of the recent poisoning death of Alexander Litvinenko, a former KGB agent living in the UK. The tale is one suitable for a John Le […]
George Stanford talks about sodium cooled fast reactors George Stanford earned his PhD in experimental nuclear physics from Yale University and then spent his professional career doing nuclear reactor safety research at the Argonne National Laboratory. One of his special interest was the sodium cooled fast reactor program. He worked on the Experimental Breeder Reactor […]