I’m taking a short break from posting this week. I expect to post again on Sunday, January 7.
Archive | December, 2017
In 2002 when soon-to-be-dismissed U.S. Treasury Secretary Paul O’Neill warned then Vice President Dick Cheney that the Bush administration’s tax cuts would drive up deficits and threaten the health of the economy, Cheney famously answered: “You know, Paul, Reagan proved deficits don’t matter.” In the wake of the recently approved federal tax cut,voices concerned about […]
A natural vent in Turkey where pure hydrogen seeps out. In 2009, geologists discovered a new, previously unknown natural phenomenon: some places on the Earth’s crust were seeping hydrogen gas. Hydrogen is odorless, invisible, tasteless, non-toxic, and, the most important, a very diffusive gas. This may explain why hydrogen in such places was not […]
This Shouldn’t be so Difficult! Those of us in the nuclear field frequently find ourselves having to address inaccuracies in published material. In the past, I’ve encountered 2 categories–publications from organizations with a bias against nuclear power, and publications that attempt to be balanced, but sometimes make a mistake. Today, I just encountered a third […]
75 Years Since the Birth of the Atomic Age I woke up today to news articles in several sources highlighting the fact that today marks the 75th anniversary since the world’s first man-made nuclear reactor began splitting atoms. I’m a little chagrined that I didn’t think of this earlier myself, since it holds a major […]