ANS member Dr. Christopher Morrison was a recent guest on The Space Show. Dr. Morrison covered space radiation, lifetime radiation limitations, legal limits, rodent GCR and radiation experimentation, terrestrial radiation simulations, space nuclear power & propulsion, super-cooling conductivity.
February 11, 2019, 6:39PMANS Nuclear Cafe
December 13, 2018, 9:20PMANS Nuclear Cafe
November 21, 2018, 5:02PMANS Nuclear Cafe
Albert Einstein is one of the most well-known physicists throughout history. Among other things, he is also known for formulating the world-famous equation E=mc2, the equation that relates that energy and mass as not separate, but rather a single entity. This equation opened doors to numerous scientific advances.
October 15, 2018, 2:00PMANS Nuclear Cafe
October 3, 2018, 8:01PMANS Nuclear Cafe
October 17, 2016, 3:32PMANS Nuclear Cafe
October 24, 2014, 6:00AMANS Nuclear Cafe
The fifth and final day of Nuclear Science Week is all about Nuclear Medicine. Have you ever experienced a procedure at a hospital that employed radiation? Did you know that there are actually many different ways that nuclear technology is employed in medicine-and not just at your local hospitals?
October 23, 2014, 6:00AMANS Nuclear Cafe
Day 4 of the annual National Nuclear Science week is all about Nuclear Safety.
October 22, 2014, 6:00AMANS Nuclear Cafe
The third day of National Nuclear Science Week is focused upon the production of energy by nuclear means-and that means energy that can do work for man. Electric power, steam for heating businesses and homes, and mechanical power for propelling ships are perhaps the best known examples of man's use of nuclear energy.
October 21, 2014, 6:00AMANS Nuclear Cafe
The second day of National Nuclear Science Week promotes the knowledge of careers in nuclear-related fields.
October 20, 2014, 11:00AMANS Nuclear Cafe
Monday, October 20, marks the first official day of National Nuclear Science Week-a week long, annual coordinated educational event that promotes nuclear science and technology.
August 28, 2014, 2:57PMANS Nuclear Cafe
I recently attended a Safeguards Education Roundtable at the Argonne National Laboratory sponsored by the Next Generation Safeguards Initiative (NGSI). University professors and nonproliferation experts from U.S. national laboratories met at this event to discuss safeguards education at universities. The goal of NGSI is to "to develop the policies, concepts, technologies, expertise, and infrastructure necessary to sustain the international safeguards system" as it evolves in the future. A major pillar of the program is developing the next generation of professionals to work in the nonproliferation and safeguards field-and to make sure that the next generation of nuclear professionals is aware of nonproliferation and safeguards issues.
February 28, 2014, 6:57PMANS Nuclear Cafe
Fans of the popular games Portal and Portal II will get a kick out of this one-or just fans of evil and corrupt artificial intelligences-or just fans of nuclear fission, fusion, and astronomy.
January 29, 2014, 4:57PMANS Nuclear Cafe
On Saturday, January 25, 2014, members of the American Nuclear Society's Chicago Section organized and participated in "Atomic Fission Fun," an event for Girl Scouts to learn about nuclear science. Sixty middle school students from the Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana traveled to the Illinois Institute of Technology campus in Wheaton, Ill., to participate.
October 23, 2013, 6:30PMANS Nuclear Cafe
May 3, 2013, 6:00AMANS Nuclear Cafe
A group of IBM researchers have created the world's smallest movie - starring 130 atoms (well, the oxygen atoms of carbon monoxide molecules). An atomic-scale must-see!
March 22, 2013, 6:00AMANS Nuclear Cafe
November 7, 2012, 7:00AMANS Nuclear Cafe
American Nuclear Society President-elect Donald Hoffman recently visited the ANS Student Section at Chattanooga State Community College. Hoffman thanked the students for their outstanding participation at the recent Department of Energy public hearing on proposed mixed oxide fuel technologies for Tennessee Valley Authority nuclear plants, and laid out a vision for the future for ANS, in a presentation before a large audience of 60-70 attendees.
May 4, 2012, 6:00AMANS Nuclear Cafe
Decades of nuclear science in just two minutes! This dramatic video takes the viewer inside the world of atomic particles, describing a rather important difference between the encounters of alpha particles and neutrons when scientists direct them at heavy atomic nuclei. The scientist referred to in the video is Leo Szilard, who conceived the possibility of a nuclear "chain reaction" among many other important scientific achievements. This nuclear chain reaction is quite a ride- so enjoy!
April 29, 2012, 2:18AMANS Nuclear Cafe