Geoff Brumfiel

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3 Scientists Win Nobel Prize In Physics

Tuesday, October 02, 2018

Arthur Ashkin, a U.S. physicist won for work with optical tweezers and Gérard Mourou of France and Donna Strickland of Canada won for generating high-intensity ultra-short optical pulses.


Russia's Nuclear Cruise Missile Is Struggling To Take Off, Imagery Suggests

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Earlier this year, Russian President Vladimir Putin claimed his nation had successfully tested a nuclear-powered weapon. Satellite imagery suggests it may not have gone so well.


Experts Are Underwhelmed By North Korea's Promise To Dismantle Missile Site

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

North Korea had already promised to dismantle part of the site. Now, with fanfare, it's offering to let the world watch — which analysts say is not that much of a step forward.


Russians Allegedly Targeted Lab Studying Chemical Weapons

Friday, September 14, 2018

Russian agents were allegedly planning to hack into a Swiss laboratory that was analyzing nerve agents used in March against a former Russian spy and his daughter.


VP Pence Unveils Plans For New Military Branch In Outer Space

Thursday, August 09, 2018

Vice President Pence unveiled the Pentagon's plans for a branch of the military that could fight in space on Thursday.


Trump Calls For 'Space Force' To Defend U.S. Interests Among The Stars

Monday, June 18, 2018

The president wants a "separate but equal branch" of the military to watch over the final frontier, but only Congress can make it happen.


Trump Says North Korea Will Destroy Missile Site. But Which One?

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

The president boasted Tuesday of a bonus "favor" from Kim Jong Un, but experts say it might not mean much without independent verification.


North Korea Demolishes Its Nuclear Test Site In A 'Huge Explosion'

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Journalists observed as North Korea blew up tunnels it uses for nuclear testing. But experts say it was mostly for show, and closing the site will have little impact on the nation's capabilities.


NASA Tests New Nuclear Reactor For Future Space Travelers

Thursday, May 03, 2018

The reactor could keep the lights on during long-duration missions far from Earth.


Stolen Iranian Nuclear Plans May Trigger New Inspections

Tuesday, May 01, 2018

Former inspectors say documents obtained by the Israeli government may prompt a fresh look at the nation's nuclear sites.


Each Day That Passes, Pressure Grows For Chemical Inspectors Waiting In Syria

Friday, April 20, 2018

An international inspection team has been waiting for nearly a week to investigate an alleged strike in Syria. Former inspectors say the delay will complicate their efforts.


Buried In Trump's Nuclear Report: A Russian Doomsday Weapon

Friday, February 02, 2018

The administration's Nuclear Posture Review mentions a massive, nuclear-armed torpedo capable of incinerating cities. But is it real?


Review Of U.S. Nuclear Weapons Paints A Picture Of A More Dangerous Nuclear World

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

The Trump administration appears close to finalizing a review of the nation's nuclear posture. It calls for the U.S. to develop new nuclear systems and capabilities at a time of heightened tensions between America and other world powers.


North Korea Designed A Nuke. So Did This Truck Driver

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

It took decades, but John Coster-Mullen has pieced together specs for America's first nuclear bombs. Some believe his odyssey says something about North Korea's rapid nuclear progress.


North Korea Launches An Apparent ICBM

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

It flew higher — and for longer — than previous tests, theoretically putting the entire continental U.S. within Pyongyang's reach — a capability that the North Korean regime has long sought.


Chemical Plant Fire Raises Environmental Concerns In Wake Of Harvey

Thursday, August 31, 2017

A fire at a chemical plant near Houston has raised concerns about the environmental consequences of the storm.


Louisiana, Texas Prepare For More Rain From Tropical Storm Harvey

Monday, August 28, 2017

Texas and Louisiana are steeling for more rain from now tropical storm Harvey. Rising temperatures factored into the size and impact of the storm.


As Eclipse Madness Sweeps U.S., A Stonehenge Made Of Cars Prepares

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Carhenge in Alliance, Neb., will be prime viewing for this month's total solar eclipse. The town is preparing for thousands of visitors.


Trump Claims To Have Modernized The U.S. Nuclear Arsenal

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

On Wednesday, President Trump tweeted that he modernized the U.S. nuclear arsenal as his first act in office. But others question that claim. NPR takes a closer look at America's nuclear capabilities.


Morning News Brief: North Korea's Nuclear Threat, Trump TV

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

North Korea's government and President Trump have traded threats after North Korea's recent missile tests. And Hadas Gold of Politico discusses pro-Trump news videos on the president's Facebook page.