Seeing a nuclear reactor start up is cooler than my sci-fi dreams

Ka-freaking-boom. The piercing blue flash reverberates through the water and looks cooler than my imagination. If watching movies has taught me anything, it's that when you see that particular shade of glowing blue, something superhuman is happening. And yes, a nuclear reactor starting up is as powerful as it gets. » 6/26/14 12:36am 6/26/14 12:36am

For 20 Years the Nuclear Launch Code at US Minuteman Silos Was 00000000

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Today I found out that during the height of the Cold War, the US military put such an emphasis on a rapid response to an attack on American soil, that to minimize any foreseeable delay in launching a nuclear missile, for nearly two decades they intentionally set the launch codes at every silo in the US to 8 zeroes. » 11/30/13 10:12pm 11/30/13 10:12pm

You can survive the end of the world in these doomsday timeshares

A company called Terra Vivos is building underground timeshare communities "built to withstand a 50-megaton nuclear blast 10 miles away, 450mph winds, a magnitude-10 earthquake, 10 days of 1,250°F surface fires, and three weeks beneath any flood." Asteroids, nuclear war or angels with trumpets—you'll survive them all… » 9/16/13 4:59pm 9/16/13 4:59pm

Some mad man built a full family house 25 feet under Las Vegas

Sometime in the 1960s, a nuclear-war obsessed mad person illegally built this surreal house 25 feet under The Strip in Las Vegas, Nevada. A full family home complete with a swimming pool, painted landscapes and a system that crudely simulates sunlight through the day. This happy place to spend the rest of your life… » 9/06/13 1:18pm 9/06/13 1:18pm

Air Force Fires 17 Incompetent Nuclear Missile Launch Officers

The AP is reporting that the US Air Force has decided to strip "an unprecedented 17 officers of their authority to control nuclear missiles after a string of unpublicized failings." The Minot Air Force Base officers failed their tests to launch Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missiles, the backbone of the US… » 5/08/13 11:07am 5/08/13 11:07am