Posts Tagged ‘Nuclear Energy’

Kate Brown

May 2 . 2013

In Plutopia, Kate Brown draws on official records and dozens of interviews to tell the extraordinary stories of Richland, Washington and Ozersk, Russia-the first two cities in the world to produce plutonium.

Michio Kaku

March 21 . 2011

Michio Kaku, a professor of physics, gathers ideas from more than 300 experts, scientists, and researchers at the cutting edge of their fields, to offer a glimpse of what the next 100 years may bring in Physics of the Future.

Kim Barker

March 17 . 2011

In The Taliban Shuffle, journalist Kim Barker offers an insider’s account of the “forgotten war” in Afghanistan and Pakistan, chronicling the years after America’s initial routing of the Taliban, when we failed to finish the job.

Robert Musil, Heidi Beirich

March 14 . 2011

How serious is it that Japan cannot cool down its nuclear reactors after the recent earthquake? Robert Musil, former director of  Physicians for Social Responsibility and author of  Hope for a Heated Planet tells us what could happen. Then, the Southern Poverty Law Center has recently updated its list of hate groups in the United States. Heidi Beirich will tell us which groups have garnered some controversy.

 

James Kakalios

October 14 . 2010

The Amazing Story of Quantum Mechanics begins with an overview of speculative science fiction, beginning with Jules Verne and progressing through the space adventure comic books of the 1950s. Using the example of Dr. Manhattan from the graphic novel and film Watchmen, professor James Kakalios explains the fundamentals of quantum mechanics and describes nuclear energy via the hilarious portrayals of radioactivity and its effects in the movies and comic books of the 1950s.