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Tag: Nuclear Bomb

TED Ed: The history of the Cuban Missile Crisis

Imagine going about your life knowing that, at any given moment, you and everyone you know could be wiped out without warning at the push of a button. This was the reality for millions of people during the forty-five year period after World War II now known as the Cold War. Matthew A. Jordan explains …

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Institute of Physics: Oppenheimer and the bomb: panel discussion

Tom Morton-Smith’s new play Oppenheimer explores physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer’s scientific leadership of the Manhattan Project, which secretly developed the atomic bomb, changing both the face of science and global geopolitics forever. In this panel discussion, which took place on 24 January 2015 at the Royal Shakespeare Company’s (RSC) Swan Theatre in Stratford-Upon Avon, in …

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Orbital Mechanics : Trinity | Visualization of nuclear detonations from 1945 to present

Orbital Mechanics has constructed this visualization of all nuclear bomb detonations that have occurred since 1945 when the U.S. detonated the atomic bomb Trinity as part of the Manhattan Project, on July 16, 1945, in state of New Mexico. Visualization of nuclear detonations from 1945 to present. Atmospheric: red Underground: yellow Underwater: blue By Orbital …

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