Here is a roundup of some of the most interesting content published recently on the Manhattan Project, World War II, and nuclear history:
- The batty, explosive history of bats in the military — and why this new idea just might work: During World War II, the U.S. Army explored the idea of attaching small bombs to bats to use against the Japanese in the Pacific.
- Here Are More Than 250 Newly Released Videos of Nuclear Bomb Blasts: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory is continuing to digitize and publish videos of U.S. nuclear weapons tests.
- J. Robert Oppenheimer Made Famous Martinis: Heather McClenahan describes Oppenheimer's very alcoholic martinis.
- Kickstarter to support Atomic Ed / A photobook by Janire Najera: Photographer and curator Janire Najera is raising funds to publish a photobook on Ed Grothus, who ran the Black Hole in Los Alamos. Grothus sold surplus items from the Los Alamos National Laboratory and the military.
- Trinity Site ‘downwinders’ get congressional hearing: Advocates for New Mexican families whose health was impacted by nuclear testing, including the Trinity Test, and uranium mining testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee in support of legislation to expand the Radiation Exposure and Compensation Act of 1990.
- The Story of How France Built Nuclear Weapons: Provides an overview of how France developed nuclear weapons.