January 19, 1985 |
Twenty-five scientists from the United States, the Soviet Union and other countries will meet at the Vatican next week to debate what risks the world might face from a war in space. The scientists, who will be joined by four Roman Catholic clergymen, will meet for four days under the auspices of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences and submit a report to Pope John Paul II, Academy President Carlos Chagas said.
May 1, 1988 |
Evgeni P. Velikhov, a top arms control adviser to Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev, somberly studied an erratic seismograph, then allowed himself an impish grin. "Ah," he teased several American observers standing next to him. "The Soviets are watching." The Soviets were indeed watching Saturday, using seismic monitoring devices to detect and classify a relatively small blast of conventional explosives detonated 130 miles away in the Nevada desert near Broken Hills.
August 17, 1988 |
For the first time in the 43-year history of the Atomic Age, Soviet scientists today had front-row seats at the Nevada Test Site to record and monitor the detonation of a U.S. nuclear weapon. A nuclear bomb a dozen times more powerful than the one that leveled Hiroshima on Aug. 6, 1945, was exploded 2,000 feet below the barren Nevada desert at 10 a.m. Helicopters and airplanes circled the area to check for radiation leaks.
December 14, 1988 |
The U.S. and Soviet academies of science Tuesday announced the formation of a new joint committee on global ecological concerns whose mission, they said, rivals in importance that of the panels exploring arms reductions. "Both (the ecology panel and arms committee) are addressing the most important problems that influence the survival of mankind," said Academician Igor Makarov, scientific secretary of the Academy of Sciences of the Soviet Union.
March 31, 1992 |
Two programs to attract former Soviet scientists, placing at least 150 in universities and another 150 with research firms, were announced Monday by the State Department. The scientists will be placed in entry-level jobs for one to two years as visiting scholars. They will begin arriving in time for the fall semester, said Margaret Tutwiler, the department spokeswoman. The schools will underwrite most of the $1 million program. The U.S.
April 6, 1988 |
American and Soviet scientists announced today that they will be working jointly on simulated nuclear explosions in the Nevada desert to test capabilities in verifying a ban on underground weapons testing. The private, non-government experiment will be conducted later this month by representatives of the Natural Resources Defense Council, a nonprofit environmental protection organization, and the Soviet Academy of Sciences.