America’s Nuclear Moonscape

A very cool interactive map showing nuclear tests in the Nevada desert.  This site is only about 100km from Las Vegas.

Nevada Test Site

America’s Nuclear Moonscape.

From website ESRI Website:
Established in 1950, the Nevada Test Site (NTS) was the main United States location for the testing of nuclear devices for both military and peaceful uses. Between 1945 and the voluntary suspension of testing in 1992, the U.S. conducted 1,051 nuclear tests worldwide – 925 of these were at the NTS. The legacy of that testing is evident in the image to the right of the NTS’s Yucca Flats area. Locations for 603 of the tests are plotted in 5-year increments.

Engineering algae to make the ‘wonder material’ nanocellulose for biofuels and more

Engineering algae to make the ‘wonder material’ nanocellulose for biofuels and more.


This is pretty interesting, if this goes onto a larger production, we could see the engineering world produce lighter and stronger vehicles, geofabric stiffer than kevlar, and possibly pavement that can withstand our frigid winters,  which I will so graciously reminded this weekend.  We’re supposed to get upwards of 20 cm in the Edmonton area.

All of that technology from algae and water…   Now if I could just get cell reception in my house from by letting what’s in my fridge fester a little more, I’d be onto something.