Manhattan Project
The Manhattan Project was a research and development project that produced the first atomic bombs during World War II. It was led by the United States with the support of the United Kingdom and Canada...
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Russia Suspends Plutonium Deal With U.S.
Putin demands that Washington cancel sanctions and cut its military commitment to NATO.
North Korea's Kim Jong Un Claims Country Has Hydrogen Bomb
North Korea’s Kim Jong Un claims country has hydrogen bomb. North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un says his country has developed a hydrogen bomb, but senior defense and intelligence officials poured cold ...
Berkeley Lab Scientists To Help Build World’s First Total-Body PET Scanner
Scientists from the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have set out to help build the world’s first total-body positron emission tomography (PET) scanner, a me...
Making 3D Objects Disappear
Invisibility cloaks are a staple of science fiction and fantasy, from Star Trek to Harry Potter, but don’t exist in real life, or do they? Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s Lawrence...
Why Did The U.S. Choose Hiroshima?
Seventy years ago, an atomic bomb wiped a city off the map. The committee that picked the target knew the destruction would be awful, but hoped it could end the war and stop future use of such bombs. ...
World War II Enola Gay Pilot's Grandson Taking Command Of Nuclear-Capable B-2 Stealth Bombers
A grandson and namesake of the man who piloted the massive B-29 that dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan, during World War II is taking over leadership of the United States' aging fleet of nuc...
Plutonium
Plutonium is a highly reactive, silvery metal, which reacts immediately with oxygen and water vapor in air, quickly tarnishing to almost all the colors of the rainbow. Plutonium metal has many highly...
Manhattan Project - The Manhattan Project 1/5
The Manhattan Project documentary.
Uranium
See some real life uranium in this new video about element number 92 - the so-called bogeyman of the periodic table. Videos like this about all the element...
Plutonium
What would you do if you spilt the UK's entire stock of plutonium onto your wooden work bench? Videos (and more fun stories) about all the elements at http:/...
S-50 (Manhattan Project)
S-50 was a Manhattan Project production facility which enriched uranium by liquid thermal diffusion; one of three Manhattan Project uranium enrichment plants at the Clinton Engineer Works in Oak Ridge...
S-50 (Manhattan Project) - Wikipedia
Trinity (nuclear test)
Trinity was the code name of the first detonation of a nuclear weapon, conducted by the United States Army on July 16, 1945, as part of the Manhattan Project. The White Sands Proving Ground, where the...
Trinity (nuclear test) - Wikipedia
Atomic spies
"Atomic spies" or "Atom spies" were people in the United States, Great Britain, and Canada who are known to have illicitly given information about nuclear weapons production or design to the Soviet Un...
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Operation Alsos
The Alsos Mission was part of the Manhattan Project, the effort during World War II by the Allies, principally Britain and the United States, to create an atomic bomb. The Manhattan Project was also c...
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Atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
In August 1945, during the final stage of the Second World War, the United States dropped atomic bombs on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The two bombings, which killed at least 129,000...
Atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki - Wikipedia
Nuclear weapons in popular culture
Since their public debut in August 1945, nuclear weapons and their potential effects have been a recurring motif in popular culture, to the extent that the decades of the Cold War are often referred t...
Nuclear weapons in popular culture - Wikipedia
Dayton Project
The Dayton Project was a research and development project that was part of the larger Manhattan Project to build the first atomic bombs. Work took place at several sites in and around Dayton, Ohio. Th...
Dayton Project - Wikipedia
Uravan, Colorado
Uravan (a contraction of Uranium vanadium) is an abandoned uranium mining town in western Montrose County, Colorado, United States, that is now a Superfund site. The town was a company town establishe...
Uravan, Colorado - Wikipedia
Russia Suspends Plutonium Deal With U.S.
Putin demands that Washington cancel sanctions and cut its military commitment to NATO.
North Korea's Kim Jong Un Claims Country Has Hydrogen Bomb
North Korea’s Kim Jong Un claims country has hydrogen bomb. North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un says his country has developed a hydrogen bomb, but senior defense and intelligence officials poured cold ...
Operation Downfall
Operation Downfall was the codename for the Allied plan for the invasion of Japan near the end of World War II. The planned operation was abandoned when Japan surrendered following the atomic bombings...
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Uranium-238
Uranium-238 (U or U-238) is the most common isotope of uranium found in nature. It is not fissile, but is a fertile material: it can capture a slow neutron and after two beta decays become fissile plu...
Uranium-238 - Wikipedia
Berkeley Lab Scientists To Help Build World’s First Total-Body PET Scanner
Scientists from the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have set out to help build the world’s first total-body positron emission tomography (PET) scanner, a me...
Arthur Widmer
Arthur Widmer (July 25, 1914, Washington, D.C. – May 28, 2006, Los Angeles, California) was an American film special effects pioneer. He invented the "Ultra Violet Traveling matte process", an early ...
Arthur Widmer - Wikipedia
World War II Enola Gay Pilot's Grandson Taking Command Of Nuclear-Capable B-2 Stealth Bombers
A grandson and namesake of the man who piloted the massive B-29 that dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan, during World War II is taking over leadership of the United States' aging fleet of nuc...
Mesa Public Library
Mesa Public Library is the Los Alamos branch of the Los Alamos County library. The library started in 1943 as a subscription library, after the donation of $5 by 70 families living in Los Alamos. In ...
Mesa Public Library - Wikipedia