nuclear weapons

Focus on Technology
2:00 pm
Wed November 13, 2013

UC students help track nuclear material

Dr. Henry Spitz: UC professor of nuclear and radiological engineering discusses nuclear forensics with students.
Ann Thompson WVXU

International nuclear weapons inspectors are preparing to get a closer look at two Iranian facilities long suspected of having the capability of producing nuclear weapons. An agreement worked out Monday, with the International Atomic Energy Agency, failed to gain access to one of the most controversial sites, the Parchin military site, southwest of Tehran. The New York Times reports:

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Focus on Technology
5:31 am
Fri April 5, 2013

North Korea's actions point to importance of tracking nuclear weapons worldwide

Gyeongui Highway on the way to the Kaesong Industrial Region in North Korea. WVXU's Ann Thompson took this picture during a journalism trip last summer.
Ann Thompson; taken during a trip in 2012. WVXU

The threat of nuclear weapons is of big concern to the U.S. and other countries around the world, as evidenced by North Korea’s announcement that it will expand its arsenal. In “Focus on Technology,” Ann Thompson reports even before tension in the Korean peninsula, scientists were trying to identify and protect plutonium and uranium all over the globe.

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