As is always the case here, there's a guessing game before we get to the Carnival entries. So, I ask you -- What is This?
It's very colorful, isn't it? And yes, it's floating. (Click the picture to enlarge it.) And, yes, this absolutely has to do with nuclear energy. It's my hope that this will be among the easiest of these I've ever done, because I would imagine that if you'd EVER seen this thing in person or in photos, you wouldn't have forgotten what it was. I'll give you the answer and some background after the Carnival - so let's get to it!
At ANS Nuclear Cafe, "Framing the Discourse"
"Framing" is the way people use words and concepts to present their point of view in an understandable and appealing way. Meredith Angwin gives an example of nuclear opponent framing, and invites people to do some pro-nuclear framing. An excellent comment stream contains many frames that will be useful for all nuclear advocates.
Nuclear energy offers a solid path to a sustainable future, but nuclear energy advocates and business leaders need to take action to solve the biggest hurdle inhibiting atomic abundance.
Nuclear energy offers an unlimited future in space, as well as on
earth. Project Orion, Project Daedalus, the Bussard Ramjet… Stan
Tackett takes readers on a journey to explore "nuclear pulse
propulsion," which makes interstellar travel possible, and solar system
travel fast (and the technology exists right now for Orion). With a
delightful and inspiring video discussion by famed astronomer Carl
In the early 1980s Dr. Alvin Weinberg and a team of experts studied the
path forward for new nuclear builds after the Three Mile Island
accident. On the anniversary of the TMI accident, Will Davis clears up
some prevalent misconceptions about swings in public opinion before and
after the accident and asks, "How well did Weinberg's team predict
today's reactor designs?"
1. Using energy does not make you a bad person.
2. Avoidance of energy usage is not inherently morally superior to the numerous positive uses of energy.
|The Second Sun moored by Salem - Post Card view|
|Model of Salem Nuclear Station - click to enlarge|
I hope you've enjoyed this week's Carnival!
10:30 AM Eastern 3/31/2013
Atomic Power Review