September 16, 2012
Re "Israel's dilemma," Opinion, Sept. 14 Danny Danon, deputy speaker of the Knesset, paints Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as a deliberative leader faced with a severe crisis that is Israel's business only. He fails to mention Netanyahu's outrageous attempt to use U.S. politics to manipulate President Obama into putting down hard conditions that would commit us to attacking Iran on Israel's behalf. If only it were true that an Israeli decision to attack Iran would have consequences for Israel only.
July 5, 2012 |
In 2008, when faulty wiring closed down the $10-billion Large Hadron Collider for more than a year, many wondered whether physicists at the European Organization for Nuclear Research had a white elephant on their hands. But the revelation Wednesday that the collider's ATLAS and CMS detectors had found a new particle that could well be the long-searched-for Higgs boson would seem to put any lingering worries to rest. The LHC, as the collider near Geneva is known, has been amassing data at a rate no one thought possible even as recently as February, said Vivek Sharma, a UC San Diego physicist and member of the CMS research group.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 30, 1997 |
Bringing tales of pain and hopes for compensation, neighbors of Rocketdyne's Santa Susana Field Lab crowded into a Simi Valley meeting room Thursday to learn about a class-action suit against the firm's parent company. A team of lawyers explained to the crowd how they hoped to prove that decades of rocket testing and nuclear research at the 2,668-acre complex had poisoned the property and caused cancer in people living in the nearby Simi and San Fernando valleys.
April 1, 2012 |
As calls mount, especially in Israel, for military action against Iran's nuclear program, the main counterargument has been seductively simple: Iran is rational. Indeed, our country's top military official, Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, recently rejected the need for airstrikes because, as he put it, "We are of the opinion that the Iranian regime is a rational actor. " By this logic, we should not risk war to prevent Iran from going nuclear because even if Iran acquired nukes, it would never use them offensively, never share them with terrorists and never utilize them as a shield for regional adventurism.
March 6, 2006 |
Iran's chief nuclear negotiator Sunday said his country stood ready to increase the scale of its uranium enrichment if its nuclear program was formally put before the United Nations Security Council this week.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 11, 1997 |
Neighbors of Rocketdyne's Santa Susana Field Laboratory sued the aerospace firm's parent company in federal court Monday, alleging that decades of nuclear and chemical research at the mountaintop complex poisoned their land and water and gave them cancer. Ten plaintiffs from Simi Valley and the San Fernando Valley filed a class-action suit against Boeing North American Inc., which in December bought the 2,668-acre research complex that its Rocketdyne division still runs.
September 7, 1990 |
State health inspectors seeking to monitor the U.S. Department of Energy's nuclear weapons and energy research operations in California will be given broad new access to laboratories and documents under an agreement signed Thursday by state and federal officials.
May 23, 1989 |
There has not been a nuclear plant ordered in the United States since 1973 and only a few have been ordered internationally, but Westinghouse Electric Corp., the industry leader, sees a revival coming. Richard J. Slember, vice president and general manager of Westinghouse's Energy Systems Business, which oversees the company's nuclear power business, said demand for electricity, simplified licensing procedures, new plant designs and improved waste management could lead to a demand for more plants by the mid-1990s.
June 12, 2003 |
The United States will ask the International Atomic Energy Agency to denounce Iran's nuclear programs and to insist that Tehran address unanswered questions about its activities, a senior State Department official said Wednesday. However, the Bush administration is not pushing the IAEA to declare Iran in violation of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty or to refer the matter to the United Nations Security Council, as was recently done with North Korea, the official said.
May 21, 1987 |
The Senate, after a debate that cut sharply along state lines, voted Wednesday night to end the bidding war for the nation's single largest public works project, the $4.4-billion superconducting super-collider. By voice vote, the Senate approved an amendment by Sen. Pete V. Domenici (R-N.M.), stating that the federal government should determine the location of the huge nuclear research project based on the quality of the site. "It ought to be on the best site in the country . . .