Joseph Archive

militaryAre Nuclear Weapons 100 times Less Effective Than Supposed?

  A guest article by Joseph Friedlander Nigel B. Cook’s Glasstone.Blogspot Blog has beautiful coverage of many nuclear topics here. http://glasstone.blogspot.co.uk/ Cook is a master researcher who digs up incredible piles of research on all topics nuclear and the following …

militaryUnderwater Nuclear Explosions: How Deep Is The Ocean, How High The Sky?

A guest post by Joseph Friedlander  Article Summary:  This is a longer article collecting and discussing data on underwater nuclear explosions and what they tell us of the physics of what happens when nuclear fire meets water from the inside. …

carsNigel B. Cook’s Repost of An Account of 9 Men Trapped In Lethal Fallout In 1954 Who Lived

A guest article by Joseph Friedlander    Nigel B. Cook’s Glasstone.Blogspot Blog    Nigel B. Cook’s Glasstone.Blogspot Blog has beautiful coverage of many nuclear topics here. http://glasstone.blogspot.co.uk/ Cook is a master researcher who digs up incredible piles of research on all …

FriedlanderOrion, Thunderwell and Nuclear Space Coverage From Nigel Cook’s Blog

A guest article by Joseph Friedlander    Nigel B. Cook’s Glasstone.Blogspot Blog has beautiful coverage of the Orion and Thunderwell projects. But it is lost in a huge blog page here. http://glasstone.blogspot.co.uk/2006/04/ten-largest-nuclear-tests.html Cook is a master researcher who digs up incredible piles …

batteriesThe Colors Of The Elements

A guest article by Joseph Friedlander I wanted to write a simple article to show children to get them interested in chemistry. There is no gigantic cosmic idea here, just Wikipedia pictures and the common theme of pretty chemicals. This …

computersExistential Risk Insurance: The Friedlander SkyShade

A guest article by Joseph Friedlander Article Summary: This is a highly speculative article about  possible defenses against a major solar event (if everything we know about solar long term stability turns out to be wrong.)  Or to defend against …

antiagingWhat Is The True Tax Rate? And What Is The Best Single Tax or Pair of Taxes to Boost Growth Rates?

A guest article by Joseph Friedlander Article summary:   The true all inclusive tax rate of GDP may be harder to calculate than it appears and higher relative to the ‘real’ economy outside the world of government funded NGOs and …

africaWhat If Humans Could Survive A 4000 G Explosive Launch?

A guest article by Joseph Friedlander This is a longer article giving an overview of what happens if Gershom Gale’s theory that people with fluid filled interiors can survive 1000 G and better is workable. If so, what new opportunities …

climate changeFreedom From Nuclear Fear I: 1950– The Idea Of The Cobalt Bomb

A guest article by Joseph Friedlander This is an longer article giving cold war history. The conviction that nuclear war would end all life on Earth has its source in a single radio conversation in 1950.  This is about that …

algorithmsProject Pacer And the Unbuilt Pacer Economy Part 2: Ralph Moir’s 2 Kiloton Variant and the Future of Pacer

Project Pacer And the Unbuilt Pacer Economy Part 1: This is the second of two articles. This gives some history of the possible need for near term D-D fusion neutrons to maximize fission fuel supplies. This  second part covers more …