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Nuclear Energy Conference Call for FAS Members

One of the benefits of being an FAS member is gaining access to special events, like conference calls, webcasts, and live chats, with FAS experts. I cordially invite FAS Members to a conference call this Thursday, November 4, 2010, at 2:00 PM EDT. The launching off point will be my forthcoming article in the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, titled, “Next customer, […]

Happy Birthday Dr. Bethe

Dr. Hans Albrecht Bethe, FAS founder and the father of nuclear astrophysics, turned 104 years old today. Dr. Bethe was one of the leading architects of the first atomic bomb, and devoted his life, following the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, to nuclear weapons disarmament. A national treasure, Dr. Bethe was a leading innovator in […]

Happy Earth Day!

Happy Earth Day! To mark the celebration of the 40th Earth Day, the Federation of American Scientists (FAS) is launching the Earth Systems Program. As increased stresses on the environment threaten environmental, resource, and food stability, environmental issues have become a key security matter.

FAS Membership Survey

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FAS Spotlight: Ivanka Barzashka Puzzles Over Iran’s Nuclear Program

Ivanka Barzashka is intrigued by the puzzle that is Iran’s nuclear program. Unlike North Korea’s public pursuit of nuclear weapons, Iran has been steadfast in its denial of developing a nuclear bomb, stating time and time again that it is pursuing a self-sustaining nuclear energy program. The dual-use nature of nuclear technology, specifically uranium enrichment, is […]

That sexy, sexy insulation

In his speech last Tuesday, President Obama defended the reputation of insulation, stating “See, I told you, insulation’s sexy.”  His assertion that insulation is a hot and sexy building material is based on the cost-effectiveness of insulation for both new construction and retrofits.  And when he stated that “if you saw $20 bills just sort […]