The Iron Ring

Listen to this article: The first Quebec Bridge was built in 1907 and collapsed before it had even reached completion. Failure of the bridge has been attributed to a lack of effort on the part of the engineers. When the design of the bridge was extended in length, the engineers never recalculated its load bearing […]

Megatons to Megawatts

In 1991, MIT physicist Thomas L. Neff wrote an Op-Ed in the New York Times. At the time, Gorbachev had agreed┬áto dismantle thousands of nuclear warheads, but the Soviet economy couldn’t afford the process. Neff made a suggestion: let the US buy the uranium and use it as fuel. It would be a win for […]