News tagged with nuclear arsenal

Can we track the world's nuclear weapons?

The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists has unveiled an interactive infographic that tracks the number and history of nuclear weapons in the nine nuclear weapon states: the United States, Russia, the United Kingdom, France, C ...

dateMar 03, 2015 in Energy & Green Tech
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The varieties of nuclear strategy

During the Cold War, nuclear-weapons strategy was oriented around the doctrine of "mutual assured destruction": The world's two superpowers, the United States and the Soviet Union, both knew that any use ...

dateMay 28, 2014 in Social Sciences
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A French nuclear exit?

France has been held up, worldwide, as the forerunner in using nuclear fission to produce electricity. However, a third of the nation's nuclear reactors will need replacing in the next decade, and public opinion has shifted ...

dateJan 07, 2013 in Energy & Green Tech
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APS physicists release nuclear downsizing report

The American Physical Society (APS), the world's leading organization of physicists, has released a report identifying technical steps that will help the U.S. achieve its goals to downsize the nuclear arsenal, prevent the ...

dateFeb 18, 2010 in Other
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Eliminating the threat of nuclear arms

President Barack Obama has made his intention of eliminating all nuclear weapons a tenet of his administration's foreign policy. Professor Sidney Drell, a US theoretical physicist and arms-control expert, explains in February's ...

dateFeb 04, 2009 in General Physics
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