Pentagon: space is for Americans only
At the National Space Symposium in Colorado Springs in early April, (NRO director Peter) Teets proposed that U.S. resources from military, civilian and commercial satellites be combined to provide 'persistence in total situational awareness, for the benefit of this nation's war fighters.' If allies don't like the new paradigm of space dominance, said Air Force secretary James Roche, they'll just have to learn to accept it. The allies, he told the symposium, will have 'no veto power.'
May 22, 2003
The Atomic Revolution
A brief history of the atomic age in comic form dating back to 1957 was discovered at an estate sale and posted online for your viewing enjoyment. As the discoverer says, "The guiltless candor in which they talk about bombing and then studying the Japanese for radiation or mining the Congo for uranium is something you won't ever see from a more media-and-public-relations-savvy energy company nowadays too."
May 18, 2003
A super-powered neutrino generator could in theory be used to instantly destroy nuclear weapons anywhere on the planet, according to a team of Japanese scientists. I feel safer already! Let's get that R&D started!
May 16, 2003
Proof You Can Buy Anything on the Web
How about a Minuteman ballistic nuclear missile transporter trailer? (Minuteman ballistic nuclear missile not included.)
May 15, 2003
A full eclipse of the moon happens tonight, Thursday May 15, 2003. Since no major volcanic eruptions have taken place recently, the Moon will probably take on a vivid red or orange color during totality. If you're not fortunate enough to be someplace where the event will be visible overhead, you can view it online at one of many available free webcasts. Visit this NASA site for details.
Shoes of the Fisherman
Flip-flops with the image of Jesus; perfect for doing some boogie-voogie on the beach, walking on water, that sort of thing.
May 13, 2003
Operation Strangelove is orchestrating showings of Dr. Strangelove around the U.S. on Wednesday, May 14. There will be screenings in cinemas, living rooms, schools, offices and community centers, many of which will raise money for humanitarian organizations in Afghanistan and Iraq.
May 12, 2003
Restarting the War Machine
The Bush administration is proposing to spend billions of dollars rebuilding the country's nuclear weapons manufacturing industry resuming the production of nuclear components and materials halted after the end of the Cold War.
Non-proliferation treaties and ethics aside, how are we going to pay for all this?
Duck and Cover
(Shamelessly pilfered from MetaFilter.) High resolution pictures of US atomic bomb tests. More
photos. Nuclear wallpapers. Some history and movies. Rapatronic (a very fast camera) images (and more,
from an old mefi post). For more information about these and other weapons of mass destruction visit the Trinity Atomic Web Site (don't miss the High Energy Weapons Archive hosted there) and the Federation of American Scientists' WMD resources page.