Rummage Through Past Archives: 1997
Now available, an English translation of a Swiss Government report on the nuclear weapons program of Switzerland [8 December 1997]
Obituary for Darol Froman, Manhattan Project Physicist and former director of Los Alamos [8 December 1997]
The "Vela Incident":
The National Cancer Institute study on civilian radiation exposure from nuclear testing go here. Available on this site is the NCI press release and the NCI Q&A document. [18 October 1997]
Article on General Lebed's alleged missing suitcase bombs, recently publicized on Sixty Minutes and now a major motion picture! Technical commentary included. [18 October 1997]
Color illustration added to the The Teller-Ulam Design: Staged Radiation Implosion reference article. [18 October 1997]
The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists one of the few essential on-line information scources on nuclear weapons has changed its URL. It is now www.bullatomsci.org. Change your links everyone! [18 October 1997]
"First Light" Paul McDonell's artistic rendering of the stages of a thermonuclear detonation. [18 October 1997]
Obituary for Dr. Norris Bradbury, the second and longest running director of Los Alamos [20 August 1997].
Obituary for Dr. Robert Serber, author of The Los Alamos Primer - The First Lectures on How to Build an Atomic Bomb and one of the most important theoreticians at Los Alamos during World War II [1 June 1997].
Color graphics of the "B-28" conceptual design courtesy Paul McDonell (see Richard K. Brown's Warhead Diagrams).
Added link to the , an excellent reference source.
NRDC Nuclear Data Table Index The Vanunu File: by Thomas B. Cochran at the NRDC[Link]; The Case of Mordechai Vanunu News update about "Cindy", the Vanunu case femme fatale [4/8/97]
Enriched uranium smuggling ring caught in Russia [4/8/97]
Survey on the attitude of the U.S. public towards nuclear terrorism [4/3/97]
J. Carson Mark, former head of the Los Alamos Theoretical Division, and lead designer of the first H-Bomb, dies [4/3/97]
The B-2 bomber goes into service as part of U.S. nuclear arsenal, effective 1 April [4/3/97]
Information on ordering newly released U.S. atomic test video [4/3/97]
Physics Today, October 1996 article - "Milestones in the History of Hydrogen Bomb
Construction in the Soviet Union and the United States" By German A. Goncharov [Link] Link to the Los Alamos Study Group report
B61-11 Concerns and Background [Link] Link to the National Security Archive (at George Washington University) page on nuclear weapons. [Link]
Newly released information from the U.S. Department of Energy (as of Jan. 15 1997) [Link]
"Computer Bombs" - Scientific American article on using simulation to 'test' nuclear weapons [Link]
Link to speech by Vice Admiral John J. Shanahan, USN (Ret.) advocating the abolition of nuclear weapons [Link]
Link to Vipin Gupta's excellent study of the Pokaharan test site in India [Link]
Link to Sandia Lab News Article on Sandia 1996 weapons accomplishments [Link]
First new version of a U.S. nuclear weapon since 1989 goes into to service (B61 Mod 11) [3/13/97]
Transfermium element names finally settled [3/13/97]
Chuck Hansen's note on newly released U.S. test yields. [1/27/97]
50th Anniversary of the World's Oldest Operating Reactor. [1/27/97]
Statement on Nuclear Weapon by International Generals and Admirals [1/15/97]
General Lee Butler's remarks at the National Press Club on Dec. 4 1996 [1/15/97]