Navigation Links
Group led by Stanford physicist says there's an urgent need for nuclear detectives
Date:2/16/2008

A terrorist nuclear explosion devastates Manhattan, but no group takes credit. The pressure on the U.S. president to retaliate is intense. Acting on sketchy information, the president orders an attack, but it turns out to be the wrong terrorists, in the wrong country. Things go downhill from there.

To avoid that and other nightmare scenarios, a group of 12 scientists with extensive nuclear expertise, headed by Stanford physicist Michael May, is urging an international push to improve the science of nuclear forensics.

May is a research professor emeritus and former co-director the Center for International Security and Cooperation. He also is the former director of the U.S. nuclear weapons design laboratory in Livermore, Calif. Other members have experience in nuclear intelligence and defense research. One member, Jay Davis, was a United Nations inspector in Iraq.

They say there is an urgent need for more nuclear detectives, armed with science PhDs and instilled with the instincts of an investigator. And those detectives will need training, advanced equipment and stronger ties to intelligence agencies, political leaders and law enforcement.

With the right mobile equipment, nuclear detectives could sift through the debris and the radioactive cloud of an attack in this country or elsewhere and quickly glean crucial information, the scientists argue in a 60-page report to be discussed Feb. 16 at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in Boston.

The report, Nuclear Forensics: Role, State of the Art, Program Needs, was written by a joint working group of the AAAS and the American Physical Society.

Using radiochemistry techniques and access to proposed international databases that include actual samples of uranium and plutonium from around the world, the nuclear investigators might be able to tell the presidentand the worldwhere the bomb fuel came from, or at least rule
'/>"/>

Contact: Dan Stober
dstober@stanford.edu
650-721-6965
Stanford University
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Titanium Group Announces Contract With Haitong Securities
2. Titanium Group Signs Letter of Intent to Acquire Multimilion Dollar Medical Software Company and Its Existing Sales Network
3. Titanium Group to Showcase Products and Technologies in Prestigious Government Seminar
4. Titanium Group Signs Letter of Intent to Acquire Multimilion Dollar Medical Software Company and Its Existing Sales Network
5. UF botanists: Flowering plants evolved very quickly into 5 groups
6. Tree of life for flowering plants reveals relationships among major groups
7. Titanium Group Announces Biometric Contract with One of the Most Active Clinics in Hong Kong
8. Group selection, a theory whose time has come...again
9. Titanium Group Announces Launch of New Identification Solution Targeting High Growth Retail Sector
10. GestureTek/Imagination Launch AirPoint, Worlds First Hand-Tracking Unit, for Shell Group.
11. Varying prevalence among ethnic groups of gene mutation that increases risk of breast cancer
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/2/2015)... Research and Markets( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/jvft55/next_generation ... Generation Biometrics Market by Application, Technology, Function & Geography ... offering. The next generation biometrics market is ... CAGR of 17.9% between 2015 and 2020 ... market. Safran SA ( France ...
(Date:6/30/2015)... Genisphere announced Tom Bliss ... further develop Genisphere,s therapeutics capabilities and portfolio. Mr. Bliss ... much of the last 25 years in leadership positions ... Johnson & Johnson. Tom started his career in Investment ... Finance. He graduated from Dartmouth College with a BA ...
(Date:6/25/2015)... , June 25, 2015 ... Market by Type (Swipe & Area), Technology, Material (Optical ... Healthcare, Commercial Security & Others) & Geography - ... marketsandmarkets, the said market is expected to reach ... 17.1%. Browse 76 market Tables ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Next Generation Biometrics Market 2015 - Global Forecast to 2020 with Safran, NEC, 3M Cogent, Fujitsu & Suprema Dominating the $24 Billion Market 2Next Generation Biometrics Market 2015 - Global Forecast to 2020 with Safran, NEC, 3M Cogent, Fujitsu & Suprema Dominating the $24 Billion Market 3Genisphere Appoints New CEO, Thomas Bliss 2Genisphere Appoints New CEO, Thomas Bliss 3Fingerprint Sensors Market Worth $14,500.07 Million by 2020 2Fingerprint Sensors Market Worth $14,500.07 Million by 2020 3Fingerprint Sensors Market Worth $14,500.07 Million by 2020 4
... months of age and after 6 months may have a ... researchers have found. The researchers, from the Colorado School ... Davis Center for Diabetes, also found that the risk goes ... solid foods, particularly those containing wheat or barley, are introduced ...
... on Spinal Cord Injury Research awarded three grants to scientists ... studies of assisted walking with Ekso, the impact of aging ... effects of electrical stimulation on bone loss. "Thanks to ... find new treatments that improve the function and quality of ...
... D.C. -- Christopher Field, the founding director of Carnegie,s ... of Germany,s most prestigious prizes, the Max Planck Research ... our knowledge of how life on Earth responds to ... the biosphere and the atmosphere their work also helps ...
Cached Biology News:Infants' food linked to higher, lower Type 1 diabetes risk 2Kessler Foundation awarded more than $1.2 million in grants by the NJ Commission on Sci Research 2Kessler Foundation awarded more than $1.2 million in grants by the NJ Commission on Sci Research 3Carnegie's Chris Field receives Max Planck Research Prize 2
(Date:7/30/2015)...  Discovery Laboratories, Inc. (Nasdaq: DSCO ) ... $1.0M tranche under a previously awarded Phase II ... up to $3.0 million to support continued development ... potential medical countermeasure to mitigate acute and chronic/late-phase ... initial $1.0 million under this grant in October ...
(Date:7/29/2015)... -- According to a new market research report, ... (2015-2020), , published by Mordor Intelligence, the Global market is ... of 2020, with North America being ... the global market size. The Global market for Stem Cells ... the period of (2015-2020).      (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20150428/740799) , ...
(Date:7/29/2015)...  AsureQuality and Ubiquitome have agreed to collaborate ... food and primary production sectors. The collaboration will ... the Freedom4. AsureQuality provides quality assurance ... shelf for producers, processors and Competent Authorities around ... control and pest management and surveillance programmes. ...
(Date:7/29/2015)... 29, 2015  Therapath Neuropathology ( www.Therapath.com ), ... with VA and Military Medical centers both domestically ... (ENFD) and Sweat Gland Nerve Fiber Density (SGNFD) ... https://therapath.com/skin ). Demonstration of a ... on punch skin biopsy is a highly sensitive ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Discovery Labs Receives $1.0 million under an SBIR Grant in Continuing Support of the Development of Aerosolized KL4 Surfactant to Address Radiation-Induced Lung Injury 2Discovery Labs Receives $1.0 million under an SBIR Grant in Continuing Support of the Development of Aerosolized KL4 Surfactant to Address Radiation-Induced Lung Injury 3Asia Pacific to Dominate the Global Stem Cell Market - Vericel Corporation, Ocata Therpeutics, Athersys Inc., Cryo-Cell International, Geron Corporation, StemCells, Inc. Among the Major Players 2Asia Pacific to Dominate the Global Stem Cell Market - Vericel Corporation, Ocata Therpeutics, Athersys Inc., Cryo-Cell International, Geron Corporation, StemCells, Inc. Among the Major Players 3AsureQuality and Ubiquitome Partner on Applications for Mobile Molecular Food Safety Testing 2Neuropathology services for VA and Military health systems 2
... NEWTON, Mass., Aug. 11 Microfluidics International Corporation (OTC Bulletin ... June 30, 2009. , , (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090811/NE59652LOGO ... , , Achieved positive earnings before ... Delivered strong bookings of $6.6 million with a backlog ...
... , BEIJING, Aug. 11 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- ... provider of vaccines in China, today announced,that it will host ... a.m.,ET to review the Company,s second quarter financial results for ... recent corporate developments. , To access ...
... , , WALTHAM, Mass., Aug. ... advisory firms for pharmaceutical and healthcare issues, finds that the entry ... drug market to more than quadruple from approximately $420 million in ... The new Pharmacor report entitled Systemic Lupus Erythematosus ...
Cached Biology Technology:Microfluidics International Corporation Announces Second Quarter 2009 Financial Results 2Microfluidics International Corporation Announces Second Quarter 2009 Financial Results 3Microfluidics International Corporation Announces Second Quarter 2009 Financial Results 4Microfluidics International Corporation Announces Second Quarter 2009 Financial Results 5Microfluidics International Corporation Announces Second Quarter 2009 Financial Results 6Microfluidics International Corporation Announces Second Quarter 2009 Financial Results 7Microfluidics International Corporation Announces Second Quarter 2009 Financial Results 8Microfluidics International Corporation Announces Second Quarter 2009 Financial Results 9Sinovac to Host Conference Call to Report 2009 Second Quarter Financial Results 2Biologic Agents Will Drive the Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Drug Market to More Than Quadruple to Nearly $2 Billion in 2018 2
... are hydrophobic cover slips for in ... genomic arrays on glass slides., ... Hybri-slips do not adsorb probes. , ... to use. , Avoid RNA degradation-Hybri-slips ...
...
The model 55D Rocking Shaker provides the same Reliable quality as the 55S, but double the value. The 55D gives you an additional platform with a height of 3.25 in....
... ] to PRKAR2 cAMP is a ... cellular functions. cAMP exerts its effects by ... transduces the signal through phosphorylation of different ... is a tetramer composed of two regulatory ...
Biology Products: