Nanoelectronics/ Nuclear Security/ Leonids Meteor Shower


Guests:

Hendrik Schon
* Research Physicist, Bell Labs
* Lucent Technologies
* Murray Hill, New Jersey

Matthew Bunn
* Assistant Director, Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program
* Kennedy School of Government
* Harvard University
* Cambridge, Massachusetts

Andrew Fraknoi
* Director, Project Astro
* Astronomical Society of the Pacific
* Chair, Astronomy Department
* Foothill College
* Los Altos Hills, California

Osama bin Laden claims that he has nuclear weapons, ready to use. Though U.S. officials are skeptical, Russian officials admit lax security at their nuclear storage facilities—a possible source of weapons-grade material for Al Qaeda and other terrorist groups. This hour, we'll look at the threat of nuclear terrorism. Plus, a big advance in nanoelectronics, and a sneak peak at the annual Leonids meteor shower.

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