The Tragic Physics of the Deadly Explosion in Beirut

The Tragic Physics of the Deadly Explosion in Beirut

Shocks, because of their fascinating and complex physics, travel faster than the speed of sound, and cause far more damage than pressure waves. Thankfully, we know this blast did not produce a shock because the speed of the water vapor-filled white dome can be...
The Secret History of a Cold War Mastermind

The Secret History of a Cold War Mastermind

Reagan signed two National Security Decision Directive memorandums outlining an offensive against the Soviets, ranging from imposing licensing restrictions on drilling and pipeline technology to convincing the Saudis to drop the price of oil to foment anticommunist...