Atoms for Peace

It’s been a busy couple of weeks at Newspaper Club HQ. Lots of you will have been receiving your invitations to try out the beta, and we’ve been ironing out bugs in ARTHR and making sure everything is running as smoothly as could be.

The Engineering Dept. managed to squeeze in the time to make a newspaper of their own. It’s made entirely with ARTHR, our online layout tool, as a bit of a demo of what’s possible.

Atoms For Peace

Atoms For Peace is a bit of a collection of articles about nuclear power. Lots of stuff that I’ve been meaning to read, but not got round to yet. I knocked it together in about 90 minutes, over a couple of sittings.

It’s got Eisenhower’s original speech:

Atoms For Peace

An article from Wikipedia about the next generation of reactor designs:

Atoms For Peace

Some pictures from the Library of Congress, found through Flickr Commons:

Atoms For Peace

As you can see, it’s a black and white newspaper, and I printed five of them. The typography is crisp and clean:

Atoms For Peace

And punchy images seem to work quite well:

Atoms For Peace

Most of the articles were imported into ARTHR using the “import from web” function – you simply paste in a URL and ARTHR fetches the web page and grabs the content for you. Then I scoured around Wikipedia and Flickr for images I could use under license to break things up a bit and make the pages a bit more interesting. Such as this Uranium element, from Wikipedia:

Atoms For Peace

Once everything was together, I spent a while rearranging everything and making it flow properly.

Atoms For Peace

And then I went to print. I got in a couple of hours before the Tuesday printing deadline and received it in the post this morning (Friday).

If you’re interested in making something similar, or even entirely different, stick your email on the list and we’ll try and get an invite out to you shortly.

There are some more pictures over on Flickr.

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  1. Mon, 15 Mar 2010 at 8:26 pm
    Greg Robson Permalink

    Just read about the Newspaper Club on BBC News. Great project, I was even more surprised to see the electron shell diagram of Uranium… I uploaded it to Wikimedia Commons years ago!

    http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Electron_shell_092_Uranium.svg

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