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  • August 6 1945 ~ 71st Anniversary of Hiroshima Mission

    08/05/2016 11:46:13 PM PDT · by mkjessup · 103 replies
    Self | Aug 6, 2016 | MkJessup
    71 years ago, the crew of the B-29 Enola Gay under the command of Brigadier General Paul Tibbets, operating under General Curtis LeMay, dropped the first atomic bomb to be used in warfare on Hiroshima Japan. We all know (or should know) the story. Today's sob sisters and history revisionists all make the same whining and wailing excuses for why America should not have dropped the atomic bombs on Japan, but just like the radioactive dust those bombs produced, the opinions of such low lifes will also eventually dissipate into the insignificant categories of history. And God Bless President Harry...
  • The Strange Glass Born in Nuclear Explosions

    04/19/2016 9:52:47 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 66 replies
    Real Clear Science ^ | 19 Apr, 2016 | Ross Pomeroy
    5:30 A.M., Monday July 16th, 1945: The day dawned brighter than ever before over the New Mexico desert. But it was not the Sun's soothing rays that set the landscape alight; it was the radiant flash of the very first atomic bomb. Trinity, the nuclear offspring of the Manhattan Project, detonated with the force of 21,000 tons of TNT. The accompanying fireball reached temperatures of 8,430 degrees Kelvin, hotter than the surface of the sun, and sent a mushroom cloud of smoke and debris soaring more than seven miles into the sky. That day, every human on the planet was...
  • Reactor Data Hint At Existence Of Fourth Neutrino

    03/22/2016 10:11:28 AM PDT · by blam · 14 replies
    MyInforms - Science News ^ | 3-22-2016 | Ron Cowen
    Ron Cowen 3-22-2016 In tunnels deep inside a granite mountain at Daya Bay, a nuclear reactor facility some 55 kilometers from Hong Kong, sensitive detectors are hinting at the existence of a new form of neutrino, one of nature’s most ghostly and abundant elementary particles.Neutrinos, electrically neutral particles that sense only gravity and the weak nuclear force, interact so feebly with matter that 100 trillion zip unimpeded through your body every second. They come in three known types: electron, muon and tau. The Daya Bay results suggest the possibility that a fourth, even more ghostly type of neutrino exists —...
  • A particle purely made of nuclear force [Gluons]

    10/15/2015 1:38:34 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 24 replies
    phys.org ^ | October 13, 2015 | Provided by: Vienna University of Technology
    Nucleons consist (left) of quarks (matter particles) and gluons (force particles). A glueball (right) is made up purely of gluons. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Scientists at TU Wien (Vienna) have calculated that the meson f0(1710) could be a very special particle – the long-sought-after glueball, a particle composed of pure force. For decades, scientists have been looking for so-called "glueballs". Now it seems they have been found at last. A glueball is an exotic particle, made up entirely of gluons – the "sticky" particles that keep nuclear particles together. Glueballs are unstable and can only be detected indirectly, by analysing their decay. This...
  • The most accurate clock ever made

    05/05/2015 7:10:27 AM PDT · by C19fan · 21 replies
    Cosmos Magazine ^ | May 4, 2015 | Cathal O'Connell
    Scientists have succeeded in making a clock so precise it could tick for 15 billion years – longer than the age of the Universe – without gaining or losing a second. The new research, described in Nature Communications in April, sets a world record for timekeeping and is a three-fold improvement over the previous record, set by the same clock in Boulder, Colorado, last year. On a practical level, the optical lattice atomic clock Jun Ye and his colleagues at the US National Institute of Standards and Technology are developing could replace the caesium atomic clocks used in GPS systems,...
  • 15 Megatons of Hell: The Castle Bravo Nuke Test

    03/02/2015 6:55:46 AM PST · by C19fan · 72 replies
    Real Clear Defense ^ | March 2, 2015 | Paul Huard
    Sixty-one years ago on an island in the South Pacific, scientists and military officers, fishermen and Marshall Islands natives observed first-hand what Armageddon would be like. And it almost killed them all. The Atomic Energy Commission code-named the nuclear test Castle Bravo. The March 1, 1954 experiment was the first thermonuclear explosion based on practical technology that would lead to a deliverable H-bomb for the Air Force’s Strategic Air Command—part of the Operation Castle series of tests needed to manufacture the high-yield weapons. Bravo was the worst radiological disaster in American atomic testing history—but the test provided information that led...
  • The world's most accurate clock: Scientists create way of measuring time [truncated]

    02/10/2015 5:53:09 AM PST · by C19fan · 27 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 9, 2015 | Richard Gray
    A clock that is so accurate it will lose just one second in 16 billion years has been created by scientists. The device, made using super-cooled atoms held within a lattice of laser beams, is around 1,000 times more precise than the atomic clocks currently used to define time. Researchers say clocks with this level of accuracy could open up new areas of science by allowing tiny changes fluctuations in the strength of gravity to be measured.
  • The clock that won't lose a second in five BILLION years - and is so sensitive it shows how gravity

    11/04/2014 6:01:30 AM PST · by C19fan · 63 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 4, 2014 | Mark Prigg
    A new record-breaking atomic clock is so precise it neither loses nor gains a second in five billion years - longer than the age of the Earth. The 'strontium lattice clock' is 50% more accurate than the previous record holder, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) quantum logic clock. Researchers say the clock is so accurate, it can even reveal the effect gravity has on time.
  • Trinity and Beyond: The Atomic Bomb Movie (full video 1:33:40)

    10/22/2014 12:57:05 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 31 replies
    Snag Films ^ | 10/22/2014 | Snag Films
    Video Link Here Trinity and Beyond: The Atomic Bomb Movie is a 1995 American documentary film directed by Peter Kuran and narrated by William Shatner. Using restored archive footage, the film traces the development of nuclear weapons and their testing, from America's Trinity test of 1945 (hence the title) to the first Chinese atomic bomb test in 1964. Kuran's commentary on the DVD version claims that the DVD replaces some of the original footage with better-quality versions. There are some short special effects sequences too.
  • Do Atoms Ever Touch? (video)

    08/05/2014 6:10:16 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 34 replies
    YouTube.com ^ | 8-5-2014 | Sixty Symbols
    Professor Philip Moriarty expresses his displeasure with oft-repeated belief that atoms do no physically touch each other.
  • Feds to clean site of 1976 'Atomic Man' accident

    07/02/2014 5:58:02 PM PDT · by Libloather · 34 replies
    MSN ^ | NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS
    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Workers are preparing to enter one of the most dangerous rooms on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation — the site of a 1976 blast that exposed a technician to a massive dose of radiation, leading to him being nicknamed the "Atomic Man." Harold McCluskey was working in the room when a chemical reaction caused a glass glove box to explode. He was exposed to the highest dose of radiation from the chemical element americium ever recorded — 500 times the occupational standard. Hanford, located in central Washington state, made plutonium for nuclear weapons for decades. The room...
  • Be still, my quivering atoms: Here's a new way to count a second

    07/12/2013 10:03:58 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 16 replies
    The Register ^ | 12 July 2013 | Richard Chirgwin
    Atoms trapped by light and measured with a CCD camera have the potential to outdo today's most accurate atomic clocks, and although it's early days, a pair of linked optical lattice clocks have yielded accuracy of a second every 300 million years. In doing so, the group that performed the test, outlined here in Nature and published in full in Nature Communications say their experiment performed at the limit of experimental accuracy, outperforming three linked caesium-based atomic clocks. Ever since 1967, the time standard has been governed by cesium clocks, in which the transition of atoms between high- and low-energy...
  • The U.S. Conducted Atomic Weapons Tests On Beer

    09/20/2012 6:36:23 PM PDT · by Pilsner · 39 replies
    Popsci ^ | 09-19-2012 | Colin Lecher
    An uncovered file documents Cold War-era investigations into an important question: is it safe to drink beer that was exposed to an atomic bomb detonation? And does it taste OK?
  • Iran atomic chief says 'explosives' cut power at facility

    Iran's nuclear chief said Monday that "terrorists and saboteurs" might have infiltrated the International Atomic Energy Agency in an effort to derail his nation's atomic program, in an unprecedentedly harsh attack on the integrity of the U.N. organization and its probe of allegations that Tehran is striving to make nuclear arms. Fereydoun Abbasi also rebuked the United States in comments to the IAEA's 155-nation general conference, reflecting Iran's determination to continue defying international pressure aimed at curbing its nuclear program and nudging it toward cooperation with the IAEA inspection. As such, the speech was bound to give a greater voice...
  • Low dose ionising radiation IS harmful to health

    A landmark study on Hiroshima survivors comprehensively disproves nuclear lobby spin about ionising radiation being safe at low doses. Noel Wauchope reports. The nuclear industry has a long history of concealing the truth about low dose radiation This week, a new report about low dose ionising radiation was published — one that should put a spanner in the works of the nuclear lobby. It is called ‘Studies of the Mortality of Atomic Bomb Survivors, Report 14, 1950–2003: An Overview of Cancer and Noncancer Diseases’. First of all, let me explain why this report is so important and so timely. It’s...
  • (VANITY) Why did the left hate Senator Joe McCarthy?

    06/10/2012 6:04:18 PM PDT · by moonshot925 · 51 replies
    June 10 2012 | me
    He was correct about the Soviet atomic spies. The whole focus of the Soviet atomic bomb program was to build a copy of the American "Fat Man" implosion device. Klaus Fuchs, Theodore Hall, David Greenglass, Rosenbergs and the other spies provided all of the info on the bomb to the Soviets. The first Soviet atomic bomb called "RDS-1", detonated on 29 August 1949 was an almost exact copy of the American "Fat Man".
  • Kochavi: Iran has uranium for 4 nuclear bombs (Head of IDF Intelligence)

    02/03/2012 9:00:27 AM PST · by C19fan · 14 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | February 2, 2012 | Yaakov Katz
    ran has created a stockpile of enriched uranium that could be used to manufacture four nuclear weapons, head of the IDF's Military Intelligence Maj.-Gen. Aviv Kochavi said on Thursday. Speaking at the Herzliya Conference, Kochavi said that once Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei made the decision to go to the so-called "breakout stage" and begin enriching uranium to military-grade levels, it would take the Iranians a year to make a crude device and another year or two to manufacture a nuclear warhead that can be installed on a ballistic missile.
  • ‘Doomsday Clock’ moved one minute closer to ‘midnight’

    01/10/2012 1:55:41 PM PST · by Graybeard58 · 37 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | January 10, 2012 | Doyle Rice
    Citing ongoing threats from nuclear proliferation, climate change and the need to find sustainable and safe sources of energy, scientists moved the symbolic “Doomsday Clock” one minute closer to midnight on Tuesday. The clock was moved from six minutes till midnight to five minutes to midnight. The clock is symbolic and has been maintained by the University of Chicago-based Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists since 1947. The closer to a setting of midnight it gets, the closer it is estimated that a global disaster will occur. “It is five minutes to midnight,” the scientists said Tuesday. “Two years ago, it...
  • IAEA report on Iran: key points

    11/07/2011 7:25:36 AM PST · by Driftwood1 · 1 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 11-7-11 | Alex Spillius
    The International Atomic Energy Agency, the UN’s nuclear watchdog, will this week release a report on Iran’s nuclear activities. According to Western officials It will offer overpowering evidence that the Islamic republic has acquired and assembled the equipment and skills needed to build its first nuclear weapon. Details of the report have already begun to emerge. Here are the key points: Iran is in the advanced stages of designing a nuclear explosive device small enough to fit in a warhead. Its indigenous design involves a so-called R265 generator, which is a spherical shell with explosives around the outside. The name...
  • Hiroshima 6 August 1945

    08/06/2011 4:13:19 PM PDT · by Shalmaneser · 83 replies · 1+ views
    brucelewis.com ^ | August 6, 2011 | Bruce Lewis
    “After Biak the enemy withdrew to deep caverns.Rooting them out became a bloody business which reached itsultimate horrors in the last months of the war.You think of the lives which would have been lost in an invasion of Japan’s home islands – a staggering number of Americans but millions more of Japanese..."