Warheads to PlowsharesJune 1, 2014

There’s a decent chance you’re reading this by lights that are powered by the remains of Soviet-era nuclear weapons.

Argonne announces new Center for Integrated Resiliency AnalysesApril 30, 2014

Argonne announced that it is forming a new research center to enhance resiliency for major disruptive events, such as natural disasters and climate change, called the Center for Integrated Resiliency Analyses (CIRA).

The Multiplication of Threats: Climate Change and the Risks to National Security
The Chicago Council on Science and Technology (C2ST) presents "The Multiplication of Threats: Climate Change and the Risks to National Security" Wed., April 30, 6-8 p.m., at the Hughes Auditorium at Northwestern University's Chicago Campus.


Brigadier General Stephen A. Cheney
United States Marine Corps, Retired

Brigadier General Steve Anderson
United States Army, Retired

Andrew Holland
Senior Fellow for Energy and Climate
American Security Project

Iron-bearing minerals in sediments naturally reduce contaminant levelsApril 8, 2014

The release of wastes associated with nuclear reprocessing from storage facilities into the underlying sediments and groundwater is an important environmental concern. Scientists working with two national laboratories have found evidence that iron-bearing minerals naturally abundant in some sediments can react with and immobilize contaminants such as technetium.

National Security, Energy, Climate Change: New Paradigm, New Strategy, New Governance
One of the axioms of the American grand strategy is that assured access to oil and gas from overseas producers is an existential matter.

Where energy is concerned, the United States has relied on a network of relationships with secular, authoritarian governments in the energyproducing regions — mainly, the Middle East — that are held in place by mutual economic interdependencies and backstopped by American military power.

This paradigm is now very seriously challenged: „

Collaboration between varied organizations develops larger, more precise photodetectors for the market November 5, 2013

Scientific particle detectors, medical imaging devices and cargo scanners with higher resolutions and cheaper price tags could become a reality, thanks to a three-way collaboration between industry, universities and U.S. national laboratories.

A true sense of securitySeptember 13, 2013

Five men got on the Tokyo subway on a March morning in 1995. It was the peak of morning rush hour. They all carried packets of a tremendously toxic nerve agent called sarin.