Bricks can become ‘cameras’ to locate nuclear material

A new method can turn bricks into 3D "cameras" to help find clues in the hunt for weapons-grade nuclear materials.

Matt Shipman-NC State
March 26, 2020 | futurity

~3 mins

Tags: science-and-technology imaging-technology nuclear-weapons plutonium radiation

If nuclear war blocks the sun, ocean life is in trouble

A nuclear war that cooled Earth down could be dire for the world's oceans, particularly in terms of worsening ocean acidification.

Todd Bates-Rutgers
Feb. 5, 2020 | futurity

~3 mins

Tags: earth-and-environment featured climate-change nuclear-weapons oceans wars

Test your own blood with this device after nuclear disaster

A self-administered radiation blood test would take some burden off medical systems after a nuclear attack or disaster.

Marian Frank-U. Arizona
Oct. 23, 2019 | futurity

~4 mins

Tags: health-and-medicine blood-tests emergency-medicine medical-devices medical-tests nuclear-weapons radiation

India-Pakistan nuclear war would threaten the entire world

100 milion people could die immediately in a nuclear war between India and Pakistan, but that would just be the beginning.

Todd Bates-Rutgers
Oct. 3, 2019 | futurity

~4 mins

Tags: featured society-and-culture death india nuclear-weapons pakistan wars

Here’s what would follow US-Russia nuclear war

What would happen if the US and Russia went to war with nuclear weapons? Well, first, the world would get very, very cold. And that's just the beginning.

Todd Bates-Rutgers
Aug. 28, 2019 | futurity

~3 mins

Tags: earth-and-environment society-and-culture crops famine nuclear-weapons wars

Massive wildfire cloud sheds light on nuclear war’s impact

Wildfires in British Columbia in 2017 caused the formation of a cloud so big that scientists say it will help them model the effects of a nuclear war.

Todd Bates-Rutgers
Aug. 8, 2019 | futurity

~4 mins

Tags: science-and-technology nuclear-weapons ozone smoke soot wars wildfire

Glassy beads on Hiroshima beaches came from nuclear blast

Glassy debris from the atomic bomb that devastated Hiroshima at the end of WWII still exists on beaches near the city.

Robert Sanders-UC Berkeley
May 23, 2019 | futurity

~4 mins

Tags: science-and-technology glass history japan nuclear-weapons wars

Nuclear conflict researchers want you to play this game

An online war strategy game called SIGNAL will help resarchers understand the decision-making behind using nuclear weapons.

Kara Manke-UC Berkeley
May 10, 2019 | futurity

~5 mins

Tags: society-and-culture citizen-scientists gaming nuclear-weapons wars

Could cockroaches really survive a nuclear apocalypse?

You might've heard that cockroaches would outlive humans in a nuclear apocalypse, but is that a myth?

Nerissa Hannink-Melbourne
Feb. 19, 2019 | futurity

~7 mins

Tags: featured science-and-technology insects nuclear-weapons pests radiation

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