Mayor Richard Beneville has bold plans for Nome, Alaska. He envisions his adopted home becoming a major center for world trade. That may seem a bit far fetched, but remember, the Arctic Ocean is projected to become more navigable over the coming decades. It may become almost entirely safe by 2050. Aircraft can usually travel […]Read more "Nome, Alaska: (End of The) World City"
Almost every field of scientific research was considered relevant to the Cold War, including climate science. Some of the best data about changes in ice coverage and thickness in the Arctic comes from the US Navy. Careful study of the Arctic ice became relevant with the development of submarines powered by nuclear reactors and closed […]Read more "Nuclear Friday: Icebreaker"
This week The Board recommends kickin’ it Old School with Rock Master Scott and the Dynamic Three. Some younger folks might instead have thought of this song, but The Board is as much about nostalgia as that Bloodhound Gang song is, so I recommend finding inspiration in the original, just like they did. Almost no one would have even […]Read more "Nuclear Friday: The Roof is On Fire"
Cat videos: I think that’s what we all need in these trying times, and I’ll post video in a moment. I took a blog vacation last week due to family medical problems and general despair about the Inauguration of our new Emperor. On top of that, my ten year old un-updatable MacBook died last week. […]Read more "Kitty Loves Dubstep"
Carbon, atomic number 6, has three naturally occurring isotopes with atomic masses of 12, 13, and 14. The relative abundance of these three isotopes in a sample of material can reveal many secrets. We can tell how fusion works in stars from carbon isotopes. Carbon can reveal the source and age of organic molecules. Carbon can tell […]Read more "Nuclear Friday: The Three Carbons"
In the story of King Canute and the Waves Caunte demonstrates his piety before the power of God and the sober recognition of his limitations by having his throne carried to a beach at low tide and commanding the sea not to get his robes and feet wet. Of course, the rising tide covers his feet and […]Read more "King Canute Came to Texas"
Today The Board will continue on the subject of global warming. One of the most obvious ways of mitigating the effects of climate change is to stop putting so much carbon dioxide into the atmosphere by replacing carbon based energy sources with sources that produce zero carbon emissions. It is fortunate that solar and wind […]Read more "Nuclear Friday: Thorium and Daisies"