Is nuclear material used for medical purpose is relevant to
this discussion ?
Guillermo Muñoz wrote:
> Dear Yasminers,
> This month we are going to deal with a topic of vast power: Fusion and
> Fision energy systems and the ways that could interact with art. This vast
> power provides the capacity to kill huge quantity of people in only severals
> seconds, as happened in Hiroshima and Nagashaky. At the same time offers the
> possibility to obtain high flux of energy to our houses in the civil use of
> nuclear energy, but, probably this energy is not as free and clean as we
> would like at the moment. Nuclear energy goes by hand with the history in a
> period where EEUU and URSS had theirs fingers only few milimeters up to
> press the buton to create another terible war.
> All of these data, feelings and fears where in our minds decades throught
> another decades, as an incoscience images creating appocaliptical visions,
> used in many films. So, this senses acts in our political life. Pacifim,
> ecologism, have a direct idea and possition about nuclear energy, and
> nowadays their voice is listened in more imperative way, as a climate change
> appears in the political and economical scene.
> But history allways returns, and Nuclear energy is having new attention,
> their uses as military pourposes are evident, as only one week before North
> Corea put it in all news with its new bomb. Its civil uses claims at the
> same time, as fusion energy is under research to change the "dirty"
> adjective to this energy to "clean" one. Fusion energy is considered
> probably as the more powerfull possible energy and it would be more clean
> tha fision. It is not extrange to think about it if we consider that this
> kind of energy is "used by" nature in the starts.
> Nanotechnology has the oportunity to create and develope new technology with
> the knowledge and "vote" of all society, and probably we are in these
> situation actually because we learned from the risks of old technologies.
> Nuclear energy reapears today, so, we have the chance at the same time to
> reactualizate these energy. It is hard task as probably Nuclear energy has
> the worse and terrible adjectives incorporated by itself, but, It could be
> I would like to end these introduction with few comments:
> Only few days ago die Herbert F. York. Physicst who worked at the Manhatan
> Project and afterwards worked as a EEUU political advisory on nuclear power.
> One generation of scientists where completly sensibilizated with the nuclear
> culture, but nowadays nuclear energy return and novel and young scientists
> are little bit far away from all of these historic happenings. What is the
> feeling of new generations concerning nuclear energy?.
> At the same time, today i read in the newspapper an intervew to Jüergen
> Flim, Theater Director who was born during II world war. He said: "Art must
> provocate reactions on people". So, what kind of reactions would like to
> provocate art concerning nuclear energy topics.
> Finally. As a methapore it is interesting to know that some clean energies
> like photovoltaique and photothermal energy are completly dependent to
> nuclear energy, as phtons from the sun are created in a huge nuclear
> station. But distance and the earth atmosphere gives the possibility to
> eliminate undesired effects. We are dealing all days with nuclear energy, we
> need nuclear energy, and at the same time we need to preserve our enviorment
> to follow with this procedure.
> Guillermo Muñoz.
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