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A New Tool To Identify Nuclear Weapons Without Divulging Secret Information

September 2, 2015

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Zero Knowledge Warhead Verification

The Zero Knowledge Warhead Verification Program aims to identify nuclear weapons while protecting secret information. “Energy is incredibly fundamental to life,” MIT graduate student Ruaridh Macdonald says. “That’s why I keep studying it.” This tenet has been the thread throughout Macdonald’s nearly eight years at MIT — first as an undergraduate, then as a master’s […]

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US Ignition Facility Will Spend Less Time on Energy Research

November 7, 2012

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Laser lab shifts focus

The world’s most powerful laser ignition facility is set to emphasize its nuclear weapons research after unsuccessfully campaigning to demonstrate the principles of a fusion power plant. At the US National Ignition Facility (NIF), scientists and engineers have been working on how to focus the 192 laser beams on a gold lined “hohlraum” capsule, just […]

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