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Uranium Africain, une histoire globale

April 2016

This is a 2016 French translation of Being Nuclear: Africans and the Global Uranium Trade (2012), translated by Charlotte Nordmann and part of the series "L'Univers Historique."

"I am a Radioactive Mutant": Emergent Biological Subjectivities at Kazakhstan's Semipalatinsk Nuclear Test Site

February 2016

The Semipalatinsk Nuclear Test Site in Kazakhstan was conceived as an experimental landscape where science, technology, Soviet Cold War militarism, and human biology intersected.

A More Systematic Approach to Biological Risk

December 2015

Management of emerging risks in life science and technology requires new leadership and a sober assessment of the legacy of Asilomar.

Le Rayonnement de la France: énergie nucléaire et identité nationale après la Seconde Guerre mondiale

April 2014

This is a French translation of The Radiance of France, by the same author (MIT Press, 2009)From MIT Press:  "In the aftermath of World War II, as France sought a distinctive role for itself in the...

Efficient, Secure Green: Digital Utopianism and the Challenge of Making the Electrical Grid “Smart”

December 2013

Abstract: Electrical grids have long depended upon information infrastructures—systems for exchanging information about electricity generation, transmission, distribution, and use.

Arguments that Count: Physics, Computing, and Missile Defense, 1949-2012

August 2013

Overview (From http://mitpress.mit.edu/books/arguments-count):In a rapidly changing world, we rely upon experts to assess the promise and risks of new technology.

Disowning Fukushima: Managing the credibility of nuclear reliability assessment in the wake of disaster

July 2013

Abstract: This paper reflects on the credibility of nuclear risk assessment in the wake of the 2011 Fukushima meltdowns.

Dual Surface-Functionalized Janus Nanocomposites for Simultaneous Tumor Cell Targeting and Stimulus-Induced Drug Release

July 2013

First paragraph of the article: One of the critical challenges in medical diagnosis and therapy using nanotechnology is the assembly of multiple components in a multifunctional delivery system....

State Strategies in Multi-Ethnic Territories: Explaining Variation in the Former Soviet Union and Eastern Bloc

February 2013

Abstract After the collapse of the Soviet bloc, its twenty-seven successor states were charged with devising policies with respect to their ethnic minorities.

Should I Stay or Should I Go? Explaining Variation in Western Jihadists' Choice between Domestic and Foreign Fighting

February 2013

This article studies variation in conflict theater choice by Western jihadists in an effort to understand their motivations.

Atomic Aversion: Experimental Evidence on Taboos, Traditions, and the Non-Use of Nuclear Weapons

February 2013

How strong are normative prohibitions on state behavior?

From a "Dead Albatross" to Lincoln Labs: Applied Research and the Making of a Normal Cold War University

September 2012

AbstractLarge, military-funded, applied research laboratories became a common and controversial feature of Cold War academe.

The Application of Ecological Theory Toward an Understanding of the Human Microbiome

June 2012

Abstract The human-microbial ecosystem plays a variety of important roles in human health and disease.

Nuclear Fuel in a Reactor Accident

March 2012

Abstract Nuclear accidents that lead to melting of a reactor core create heterogeneous materials containing hundreds of radionuclides, many with short half-lives.

Being Nuclear: Africans and the Global Uranium Trade

March 2012

From MIT University Press Abstract:   "Uranium from Africa has long been a major source of fuel for nuclear power and atomic weapons, including the bomb dropped on Hiroshima.

The Partnership: Five Cold Warriors and Their Quest to Ban the Bomb

January 2012

From Harper Collins publishers: Offering a clear analysis of the danger of nuclear terrorism and how it can be prevented, The Partnership sheds light on one of the most divisive security issues...

Disciplining Technopolitics: Physics, Computing, and the ‘Star Wars’ Debate

December 2011

Abstract: How do experts evaluate complex techno-political futures? This essay addresses the question by showing how scientists and engineers confronted U.S.

Implementing Change: Organizational Challenges

December 2011

An excerpt from "Implementing Change: Organizational Challenges" (pp. 309-310): Improving organizational performance is never easy.

Nuclear non-proliferation

November 2011

Textbook Synopsis From Cambridge University Press online: How will we meet rising energy demands? What are our options? Are there viable long-term solutions for the future?

Hedy's Folly: The Life and Breakthrough Inventions of Hedy Lamarr, the Most Beautiful Woman in the World

November 2011

Book description from Random House: What do Hedy Lamarr, avant-garde composer George Antheil, and your cell phone have in common?

“Spytainment”: The Real Influence of Fake Spies

June 2011

An excerpt from "Spytainment: The Real Influence of Fake Spies" (pp.

Game Changers for Nuclear Energy

June 2011

From Game Changers for Nuclear Energy, p.

Entangled Geographies: Empire and Technopolitics in the Global Cold War (ed. volume)

April 2011

From MIT Press  "The Cold War was not simply a duel of superpowers.

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