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The Disney Attraction Powered By Nuclear Weapons Tech via Popular Mechanics

In the form of a 14-channel tape recorder using one-inch magnetic tape. On June 23, 1963, Walt Disney opened his famous Tiki Room on the grounds of Disneyland. Featuring animatronic animals, a Polynesian atmosphere and non-alcoholic tiki drinks, the Tiki … Continue reading

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You’re invited to tour historic nuclear reactor via East Idaho News

IDAHO FALLS – Fifty miles west of Idaho Falls in the Arco desert is the site of a once-active nuclear reactor. On Dec. 20, 1951, Experimental Reactor Breeder I became the first power plant to produce electricity using atomic energy. … Continue reading

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The ‘whole nuclear cycle’ via Albuquerque Journal

By Megan Bennett / Journal North Reporter SANTA FE, N.M. — The origins of New Mexico’s history surrounding the atomic bomb can be traced back to Robert Oppenheimer’s long-time love of the Land of Enchantment. Oppenheimer, the theoretical physicist known … Continue reading

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Delegates clash over nuclear ban treaty via NHK World

Delegates to a preparatory meeting for the 2020 Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference have clashed over a UN nuclear ban treaty adopted last year. The 10-day meeting kicked off at the United Nations’ European headquarters in Geneva on Monday. One … Continue reading

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Top Secret “Dayton Project” History Front And Center At New Cold War Discovery Center via WVXU

A Miamisburg site that played a big role in nuclear history will soon be open to the public. It’s the home of the former Mound Laboratories – known to some in the Miami Valley for its important role in developing … Continue reading

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Pressure Mounts on Japan to Join the Nuclear Ban Treaty via InDepthNews

TOKYO (IDN) – Japan is coming under pressure from within to sign and ratify the UN Nuclear Ban Treaty, which acknowledges the “unacceptable suffering” of the hibakusha – survivors of hitherto the first ever atomic bombings in Hiroshima and Nagasaki … Continue reading

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Why Switzerland hasn’t (yet) signed the treaty banning nuclear weapons via SwissInfo.ch

Switzerland has not yet signed or ratified the Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty, adopted by the United Nations last summer. A decision is expected in the coming months. Meanwhile, pressure is building for the Swiss to adhere to the convention. Despite … Continue reading

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Is Japan moving to renege on no-nuclear weapon policy? via The Nation

Beatrice Fihn, executive director of the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize-winning International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, was denied a meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during her recent visit to Japan. […] It is not difficult to understand why … Continue reading

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Ring of Fire ROARS: Four huge quakes and two volcanoes strike Pacific basin in 36 HOURS via Daily Star

JAPAN has been struck by a huge earthquake following 36 hours of intense activity around the Ring of Fire. It goes from New Zealand, up the Asia-Pacific coast across Japan and northern Russia, before skirting down Alaska, Canada, the US … Continue reading

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Watch the 2018 Doomsday Clock Announcement via Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists will host a live international news conference at 10 a.m. EST/1500 GMT on Thursday, January 25, 2018, to announce the 2018 time of the Doomsday Clock. Watch the announcement live at clock.thebulletin.org, or on … Continue reading

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