Possible New Centrifuge Plant at Kahuta and the Nuclear Suppliers Group

September 19, 2016 Agrippa 0

Public domain satellite imagery shows new construction activity at the Khan Research Laboratories, Kahuta Pakistan, consistent with development of a new uranium enrichment plant. The imagery was obtained on 28 September 2015 and 18 April 2016. According to Jane’s Intelligence Review In addition to being located near to the KRL, […]

Hollow North Korean Nuclear Warhead Pits?

September 18, 2016 Agrippa 0

Jeffrey Lewis has an interesting article exploring some of the possible technical advances represented by North Korea’s fifth nuclear weapons test. He reminds us of the boast earlier this year, from Kim Jong-un, that North Korea had developed a nuclear warhead capable of delivery by ballistic missile North Korea’s propaganda […]

Does the Deep Earth Biosphere Suggest There are Ecosystems on Mars?

September 18, 2016 Agrippa 0

Astrobiology is perhaps the newest scientific discipline, and a noteworthy feature of astrobiology is its highly interdisciplinary nature. The boundary between intellectual disciplines are largely social, not natural nor cognitive, constructions and this point is worth reflecting upon when thinking of the so called “demarcation problem” in philosophy. Science and […]

The Ecology of Big Science

September 11, 2016 Agrippa 0

The interface and interlinkages between science and society has long been of especial interest to me, and much on the topic has been written since the 1960s. For example, work on the different attitudes of physicists and computer scientists toward ballistic missile defence, on the development of the navigation systems […]