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Nuclear Tipping Point was produced by the Nuclear Security Project to raise awareness about nuclear threats and to help build support for the urgent actions needed to reduce nuclear dangers. Joan Rohlfing, the President of the Nuclear Threat Initiative, explains.
While an EMP doesn't last very long, the effects do. Center for the Study of Weapons of Mass Destruction CEO Randall Larsen talks with Dr. Peter Zimmerman, former chief scientist at the Senate Foreign Relations Committee about electromagnetic pulse.
Scientists as communicators isn't as far fetched as it may sound. Dr Randy Olson explains.
The process of environmental decontamination is a key step in a successful response to a large-scale attack involving a biological agent. Randall Larsen, Director, Homeland Policy Institute, explains.
Randy Larsen brings us up to speed on improvised nuclear devices with Dr. Peter Zimmerman, former chief scientist at the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
Culminating a decade-long journey to expand the periodic table, an international team of scientists from Russia and the U.S. - including two Department of Energy national labs and two universities - has discovered the newest superheavy element; element 117.
The experiment produced six atoms of the element. Element 117 was the only missing element in row seven of the periodic table.
Physicists say the discovery of new elements expand our understanding of the universe and provide important tests of nuclear theories. Lawrence Livermore National Lab director George Miller calls it a significant breakthrough for science that will provide new insight into the makeup of the universe. He calls it a "testimony to the strength of science and technology at the partner institutions.
Since 1940, 26 new elements beyond uranium have been added to the periodic table.
Yifan Li and Temple Anne Douglas don't know each other, but the area seniors both have a love of science and are competing for one of the nation's top prizes.