The First Nuclear Textbook?

by Will Davis Yesterday, we had one of the nicer yet stranger events during this wholly strange time – that is, the meeting of the American Nuclear Society’s Book Publishing Committee, of which yours truly is the Vice Chair.  I say “nicer” because I always look...

One vignette in radiation fear campaign

Abject fear of radiation, even at low doses, is a root cause of the cost and schedule difficulties associated with atomic energy development and deployment. At Atomic Insights, we believe that most of the fear of low dose radiation is not only unwarranted, but it is...

One vignette in radiation fear campaign

Abject fear of radiation, even at low doses, is a root cause of the cost and schedule difficulties associated with atomic energy development and deployment. At Atomic Insights, we believe that most of the fear of low dose radiation is not only unwarranted, but it is...

Closer Than We Think

by Will Davis I’m writing this on National Maritime Day 2020, a day in which we think of and thank all those who have worked on the water moving people and things.  Our nation’s maritime history isn’t as long as that of some other nations but it has been rich and,...

The Day Tomorrow Began

by Will Davis Our matinee feature this week is a film produced by Argonne National Laboratory, entitled “Chicago Pile 1: The Day Tomorrow Began.”  This is the film history, from the official source, of the effort to design, construct and operate what became the first...