North Korea Preparing a Hwasong-13 (KN-08) ICBM Test?

January 3, 2017 Agrippa 0

The New York Times reports that the North Korean leader, Kim Jong un, in a new year’s address announced that North Korea is putting the final touches to preparations for a test of an intercontinental ballistic missile. The New York Times article states. North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, said on […]

Tweet My Nukes: Nuclear Declaratory Policy Goes Twitter Generation.

January 2, 2017 Agrippa 0

The cold war warrior, and author of NSC 68, Paul Nitze, observed that there are two types of nuclear weapons policy what he called “declaratory policy,” which is for “political-psychological effects,” and “actual policy,” which are the secret nuclear weapons employment plans to be used in times of conflict. Usually […]

Lithium, Big Bangs and Stellar Nucleosynthesis

November 7, 2016 Agrippa 0

When it comes to nuclear weapons a very important fusion reaction is H3 + H2 > He4 + n + 17.6 Mev It is a handy reaction because it occurs at relatively low temperatures, that is relative to other fusion reactions. Tritium is produced in nuclear reactors by bombarding lithium-6 […]