Category Archives: Nuclear Energy

Trump Flunks Nuclear Affairs

Trump Flunks Nuclear Affairs I thought that it would be easy to write a surfacy article about Trump and Nuclear Matters.  But just starting with the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste storage site is already a full article.  But I will … Continue reading

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Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz’s Talk at Distinctive Voices at the Beckman

Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz’s Talk at Distinctive Voices at the Beckman ”Accelerating the Clean Energy Transformation” Prof. Ernest Moniz was President Obama’s Secretary of Energy from 2013 to Jan. 2017.  He worked with Secretary of State Kerry to negotiate the … Continue reading

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Trump’s Increased Radiation Health Benefits Will Solve the Nuclear Disposal Problem

Trump’s Increased Radiation Health Benefits Will Solve the Nuclear Disposal Problem Trump’s discovery of a doctor who thinks that radiation is helpful to people’s health can help him personally solve the nuclear waste disposal problem.   Let’s not get tied … Continue reading

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Deeper Physics Discussions of “Antman and the Wasp”

Deeper Physics Discussions of “Antman and the Wasp”. Even if I conclude that Antman and the Wasp’s shrinking and reexpanding are not physically possible, thinking about them allows one to present physics teaching in an interesting context. First I will … Continue reading

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Solar Fusion by Quantum Tunneling

Solar Fusion by Quantum Tunneling This is supposed to be a short OLLI (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute) lecture to accompany the Teaching Company Lecture 48 by Prof. Alex Filippenko.  His lecture is entitled “How Stars Shine — Nature’s Nuclear Reactors. … Continue reading

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