The Associated Press
In a disheartening signal to world powers at upcoming Iran talks, Tehran has started installing high-tech machines at its main uranium enrichment site that are capable of accelerating production of reactor fuel and — with further upgrading — the core of nuclear warheads, diplomats said Wednesday.
Fredrik Dahl / Reuters
A U.N. nuclear watchdog report due this week is expected to show that growth of Iran’s stockpile of higher-grade enriched uranium has slowed as it is using some of the material to make reactor fuel, diplomats said on Wednesday.
Myra MacDonald / Reuters
Marking a shift in the US military’s cyber strategy, the US Air Force plans to invest $10 million in short-term projects aimed at boosting the US’ ability “to destroy, deny, degrade, disrupt, deceive, corrupt, or usurp” enemies’ cyber capabilities.
Chico Harlan / The Washington Post
The United Nations’ human rights chief declared recently that the time had come for a “long overdue” investigation into what she called unparalleled rights abuses in North Korea. The probe, unprecedented in scope, could help establish whether the North’s leaders are committing crimes against humanity.
Roxanne Bauer / Notebook
Dr. Walter Roberts, one of Voice of America’s early staff members (now in his mid-90s and still going strong) can recall the first broadcast in VOA’s history from New York City in 1942.
Daniel Clery / Science
The United States should embark on a coordinated national research program into inertial confinement fusion—but only after researchers successfully demonstrate the scientific basis of the technology by creating a burning plasma in the laboratory, an expert panel assembled by the U.S. National Academies recommends in a report released today.
Matthew Wald / The New York Times
The Tennessee Valley Authority will pay Babcock & Wilcox, a nuclear equipment company, to complete extensive design work and apply for permission to build a “small modular reactor,” at a site in Oak Ridge, Tennessee.
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