There are many shoes still to drop at Fukushima Daiichi, said Kevin Kamps, radioactive waste monitor at Beyond Nuclear. If something goes wrong with the radioactive waste storage pools, there could be a release of high-level radioactivity into the air, he added.
FUKUSHIMA (Jiji Press) – Air radiation levels inside the crippled No. 2 reactor at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power station are estimated at up to 530 sieverts per hour, far higher than the previous high of 73 sieverts measured in 2012, Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc. said Thursday.
smithsonian.com It’s been almost six years since a tsunami damaged the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant on Japan’s northeast coast, causing meltdowns of three nuclear reactors. And scientists are continually learning more about managing the disaster. New readings taken inside reactor No 2 are the highest recorded since the accident, reports Justin McCurry at The Guardian .
A former top scientist with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has stepped forward to expose the malfeasance behind a key climate report issued just before the United Nations’ Climate Change Conference in 2015. The whistleblower, Dr. John Bates, led NOAA’s climate-data records program for ten years and reveals stunning allegations in a lengthy Daily Mail exposé posted February 4.
WASHINGTON – U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space, and Technology members today responded to reports about the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) 2015 climate change study (“the Karl study”).
An attack by the ‘The Mail on Sunday’ on the accuracy and integrity of a recent paper on global warming is based on inaccurate and misleading claims, including a fake graph. The article by David Rose appears in the 5 February issue of the newspaper under the headline ‘Exposed: How world leaders were duped over global warming’.
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Irony isn’t a concept with which President Donald J. Trump is familiar. In his Inaugural Address, having nominated the wealthiest cabinet in American history, he proclaimed, “For too long, a small group in our nation’s capital has reaped the rewards of government while the people have borne the cost.
It’s a beautifully sunny day on the campus of UC-Berkeley, students rushing between classes, backpacks and smartphones everywhere. Here in the Robot Learning Lab it’s pure geek heaven. Students code software at desktops, while others assemble odd machines with wires and multi-colored boxes.
Are you there, God? It’s I, robot.
18. Statistical assistants > Proj. loss 2014-2024: -10.9% > 2014 jobs: 16,600 > 2024 jobs: 14,800 > Median annual wage: $42,700 As computer software becomes increasingly advanced, the demand for statistical assistants is decreasing. Statistical assistant duties often include compiling reports and charts, entering and analyzing data, and running calculations – tasks that are now […]
In this episode of the Waking Up podcast, Sam Harris speaks with computer scientist Stuart Russell about the challenge of building artificial intelligence that is compatible with human well-being. Stuart Russell is a Professor of Computer Science and Smith-Zadeh Professor in Engineering, University of California, Berkeley and Adjunct Professor of Neurological Surgery, University of California, San Francisco.
The Pentagon’s website no longer shows an “important intelligence” video obtained in a fatal Yemeni raid, since officials realized the footage has been available online for a decade. On Friday, the Pentagon posted a video to the Defense Video Imagery Distribution System (DVIDS) website they said justified the operation in Yemen which cost the life of one US Navy SEAL and several Yemeni civilians.
At least 10 Yemeni women and children have been killed in the first US military operation in the country authorised by President Donald Trump, medics and local media have said. The US military said it killed 14 members of al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) in Sunday’s dawn raid in the southern province of al-Bayda that involvedmissiles and helicopter machine guns.
The U.S. military says one service member was killed and three others wounded in a raid targeting al-Qaida in Yemen. “We are deeply saddened by the loss of one of our elite service members,” said Commander of US Central Command Gen. Joseph Votel.
One morning last summer, a German psychologist named Mathias Kauff woke up to find that he had been reprimanded by a robot. In an email, a computer program named Statcheck informed him that a 2013 paper he had published on multiculturalism and prejudice appeared to contain a number of incorrect calculations – which the program had catalogued and then posted on the internet for anyone to see.
“The Takfiri armed groups which are supported by certain regional states intellectually and financially beside the Zionist regime are two main threats to global security and unfortunately, the paper coalitions (those which have merely been formed on paper and take no practical measures) have not had any defensible performance in controlling these threats,” Shamkhani said.
The United States took its first steps in backing up tough talk about Iran, slapping new sanctions on 13 individuals and 12 entities linked to Tehran’s ballistic missile program and its proxies across the Middle East.
Origins: Current Events in Historical Perspective; In each issue of Origins, an academic expert will analyze a particular current issue – political, cultural, or social – in a larger, deeper context. In addition to the analysis provided by each month’s feature, Origins will also include images, maps, graphs and other material to complement the essay.
The Syrian war was an artificial, deliberately planned and meticulously staged conflict from the very beginning, Carla Ortiz, a Bolivian documentary filmmaker told RT. She believes western MSM played a decisive role:repeating a stereotypical narrative while twisting the reality.
Washington’s zeal for humanitarian action ebbs and flows. And many are dying as a result. To revisit the U.N.’s anointing of Aleppo as a World Heritage Site is a haunting exercise. The U.N. celebrated the city’s “13th-century citadel, 12th-century Great Mosque and various 17th-century madrasas, palaces, caravanserais and hammams,” all of which constituted “the city’s cohesive, unique urban fabric.”
My year and a half with the Healer of Los Reyes Early one Tuesday morning in a working class town near Mexico City, a group of men and women gather in front of a modest apartment complex, full of anticipation.