Nuclear-Powered Vehicle Concepts from the Mid-20th Century

One of the promises of the Atomic Age was the notion that, one day, we would all be riding around in nuclear-powered cars, trains, and airplanes. Even if our roads were never filled with nuclear cars, many designers came up with prototypes and concept art for atomic transportation. » 8/17/13 1:00pm 8/17/13 1:00pm

NASA Researchers: Nuclear power will kill fewer people than natural gas

Writing in the latest issue of Environmental Science & Technology, NASA scientists Pushker A. Kharecha and James E. Hansen report that nuclear energy leads to fewer pollution-related deaths and greenhouse gas emissions compared with fossil-fuel sources: » 4/02/13 4:46pm 4/02/13 4:46pm

Horde of 100 radiation suit-clad specters invades German music festival

The Dockville Music Festival in Hamburg it the host of some pretty high concept art installations, such as this subterranean tiny town. Another piece on display this year was this eerie army of radiation workers, who spent the festival forever frozen and glowing. » 8/30/11 11:15am 8/30/11 11:15am

What is the worst kind of power plant disaster? Hint: It's not nuclear.

Media coverage of the Japan nuclear reactor leak makes it seem like the worst kind of power plant disaster that you would ever face. But when you look at the actual statistics and history of similar disasters, nuclear power plants are not the most dangerous energy sources - even when terrible accidents happen. » 3/18/11 2:08pm 3/18/11 2:08pm

How will Tuesday's election results affect the future of science?

Science was rarely mentioned on the campaign trail, so what exactly does the Republican takeover of the House of Representatives mean for science? For environmental science, it looks very bad. But on other issues, there's reason for a little optimism. » 11/05/10 3:35pm 11/05/10 3:35pm