nukes Archive

Delft plates with images of nuclear power stations

The Atomteller plates update the Dutch tradition of plates that feature windmills with more up-to-date power-generation — nukes: “Monuments of error – hope of yesterday – folklore of tomorrow.” €39 each, 20cm in diameter. (via Crazy Abalone) report this ad Good Hello, Consumers of Media About Media: Courtesy of our friends at Boing Boing, this is Negativland speaking to you. …

Weird 'artificial' quake was 'clearly' North Korea's fifth nuclear test

If the “man-made seismic event” reported along the North Korea/China border tonight by the USGS is confirmed to be a new nuclear test, America’s next Commander-in-Chief will have complex new Pyongyang problems on their plate. The U.S. Geological Survey measured the explosion around 930am local time in North Korea as a magnitude 5.3 event, located 19km ENE of Sungjibaegam, North Korea, …

Congressional red team discovers that it's (still) trivial to acquire all the materials for a dirty nuke

In 2014, undercover Congressional investigators set out to test the countermeasures put in place to test the regulatory system that is supposed to detect and interdict terrorists who are assembling a dirty bomb — countermeasures set in place after a red team found that it would be easy to do just that in 2007. They found that it was still very easy to beat …