Tag: nuclear

  • Space Force questions, dinosaur tongues, AI conducting research: this week in science

    Here’s a look back at this week in science, with stories you don’t want to miss. “Eeee Eee Eeee” means “I’m Back” in dolphin-speak It is hard to overstate my excitement and sense of wonder as I snorkeled last week with a pod of wild spotted dolphins in the Bahamas. I was plying those waters…

    Read More

  • Miles O’Brien wins inaugural Darlene Schmidt Science News Award

    This week, Miles was honored with the inaugural Darlene Schmidt Science News Award, presented by the American Nuclear Society (ANS). Here’s what the ANS had to say: “O’Brien was nominated based on a 2017 PBS segment on the advances made in nuclear energy systems since the Fukushima accident. He spent two days filming at the…

    Read More

  • What North Korean films tell us about the Trump-Kim summit. | Miles O'Brien Productions

    What North Korean films tell us about the Trump-Kim summit.

    The summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is over. The leaders pledged to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula, but the lack of a substantive procedural framework has many experts remaining pessimistic. Kim Jong Un gets a suspension of U.S.-South Korea military exercises at the cost of some vague words…

    Read More

  • The Trump-Kim summit is upon us. Here’s what we know about North Korea’s nuclear program. | Miles O'Brien Productions

    The Trump-Kim summit is upon us. Here’s what we know about North Korea’s nuclear program.

    As the historic meeting between U.S. and North Korean leaders is upon us, many are hoping for movement toward denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula. But before we can see Kim Jong Un give up his nuclear weapons, we have to understand what he has in store. Below, you can watch our three part PBS NewsHour…

    Read More

  • Kilauea eruption, junk news effects, human quantum tests: this week in science | Miles O'Brien Productions

    Kilauea eruption, junk news effects, human quantum tests: this week in science

    The Big Island is getting bigger by the moment… Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano has been erupting nearly continuously since 1983. But what’s happening on the Big Island now is unprecedented. As I write, 15 fissures have opened up in a community near the volcano, spewing lava over more than 116 acres. Thirty six structures have been…

    Read More

  • Bill Gates wants to build a newer, safer nuclear reactor. | Miles O'Brien Productions

    Bill Gates wants to build a newer, safer nuclear reactor.

    There’s some renewed interest in TerraPower, the Bill Gates-backed company that’s trying to make a long-time dream of nuclear reactors a mainstay of the industry. Most nuclear reactors around the world are water-cooled, a design chosen because the Navy was the first to develop usable reactors for their nuclear submarines. Water-cooled designs were considered safer…

    Read More

Get our latest stories delivered to your inbox.

X