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  1. German Atomic Bomb Project

    ... Werner Heisenberg, the scientific head of the German nuclear program, after hearing the news that the United States had dropped an ... reaction in a large mass of uranium by which vast amounts of power and large quantities of new radium-like elements would be generated." The ...

    smairson - Apr 25 2017 - 14:47

  2. George Weil

    ... last scientist on the floor for the first self-sustaining nuclear reaction in history, Chicago Pile-1, and started the reaction himself ... and problems behind it. He remarked, “today’s nuclear power plant projects are too many, too large, too soon, too inefficient; in ...

    kshim - May 16 2017 - 13:04

  3. Trinity Test -1945

    ... years of research and experimentation, the world’s first nuclear device, the “Gadget,” was successfully detonated in the New Mexico ... wires and cables were constructed in order to provide the power that would detonate the gadget during the eventual test. Much of the ...

    nmarzaro - Jun 30 2017 - 14:13

  4. The Navy in the Manhattan Project

    ... Project, the Navy still conducted its own research on nuclear reactors for possible use in ships and submarines. As early as 1939, ... Groves’ deadline of 90 days, a process made easier by the power plant that already existed in Oak Ridge. The new plant was code-named ...

    smairson - Aug 16 2017 - 15:18

  5. Computing and the Manhattan Project

    ... new technologies, going far beyond the harnessing of nuclear fission. The development of early computing benefited enormously from ... covered 1800 square feet of area, consumed 150 kilowatts of power, and cost $500,000 to build (about $6,000,000 in today’s dollars). ...

    clehman - Apr 25 2017 - 14:34

  6. Chicago Pile-1

    ... experiments at Columbia University using chain-reacting nuclear “piles” to measure the neutron emission from fission. Production ... not only proved that nuclear energy could generate power, but also showed a viable method to produce plutonium. Large -scale ...

    nweisenberg - Dec 2 2016 - 13:33

  7. Environmental Consequences

    ... Authority, which offered the enormous amounts of electrical power that scientists and engineers were predicting would be required to ... discharge of "2.4 million pounds of mercury from the Y-12 Nuclear Weapons Components Plant at Oak Ridge" were released to the public. In ...

    clehman - Apr 25 2017 - 14:45

  8. ZORC Conspiracy

    ... Oppenheimer by the proponents of an expanded American nuclear arsenal. One of the more bizarre components of the campaign was the ... that the military should possess as many bombs, with as much power as possible. Such a strategy encouraged the development of thermonuclear ...

    ayurcaba - Apr 25 2017 - 15:26

  9. Survivors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

    ... told me everywhere I went” (Szasz 114).   The Anti-Nuclear Movement Since the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan ... enemy has begun to employ a new and most cruel bomb, the power of which to damage is indeed incalculable, taking the toll of many ...

    kkim - Aug 9 2017 - 16:40

  10. Operation Gunnerside

    ... .   German Atomic Bomb Project As early nuclear research began in the United States, Germany was moving forward with ... Bridge to Vemork Plant. Photo by martin_vmorris (Norsk Hydro power plant, Rjukin, Norway), via Wikimedia Commons. ...

    kkim - Jul 28 2017 - 12:41

  11. Hanford, WA

    ... construction season, and abundant water for hydroelectric power than those found along the Columbia and Colorado Rivers. After viewing ... at Hanford As stated previously, there were to be three nuclear reactors (Piles) built at Hanford. They were to be designated as Piles ...

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