Radiation Fears?

A homeopathic and acupuncture proponent (Dr. (?) Mark Sircus) apparently from Brazil recently posted that Fukushima is going to kill a lot of people with radioactivity.  His claims appear to be on par with his referenced and disgraced H. Caldicott (Pandora’s Promise).  What is contrary is that a comment calling out a few problems with […]

To tax carbon? or not? Examine the basis!

The state of Washington’s Gov. Inslee has established a task force to recommend ways to reduce the state’s carbon emissions footprint.  Washington State is blessed with abundant hydro and nuclear electrical power, making it 80% ‘Green’ in that sector.  Replacing the singular coal plant with ‘renewable’ Maybewatts or natural gas would be barely noticed.  As […]

Anthropogenic Atom Splitting

On Dec. 2  seventy years ago, a truly remarkable demonstration was completed:  a human controlled self-sustaining nuclear chain reaction as opposed to the natural one in Gabon.  This set the stage for the use of the highest energy density controlled source to date for the betterment of society: nuclear energy generated electricity.  Unknown at that […]

Fresh Voices – Nuclear Power in Germany

A couple of years ago, Ms. Mary Claire Birdsong and Mr. Price Baker appeared on the prep school debate stage with a winning positive reality check about nuclear energy.  In Ms. Birdsong’s recent piece, some insight into the cultural background of Germany’s recent de-nuclearization effort is discussed.  Her references also are worth a read here […]

Milestones – Dr. Rosalyn Yalow

A hero in women’s achievements in a unique but highly significant portion of medicine and nuclear physics is gone (May 30, 2011), she was 89.  I briefly met Dr. Rosalyn Yalow at a nuclear medicine symposium a decade or so ago (time marches on).   Disallowed from entering graduate school anywhere until after World War II […]