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  • Billionaire Paul Allen Finds Lost World War II Cruiser USS Indianapolis in the Philippine Sea

    08/19/2017 1:08:09 PM PDT · by Riley · 95 replies
    U.S. Naval Institute ^ | August 19, 2017 | Ben Werner
    Seventy-two years after two torpedoes fired from a Japanese submarine sunk cruiser USS Indianapolis (CA-35), the ship’s wreckage was found resting on the seafloor on Saturday – more than 18,000 feet below the Pacific Ocean’s surface.
  • On July 16, 1945 the atomic age began with the Trinity nuclear test

    07/16/2017 9:22:26 AM PDT · by harpygoddess · 36 replies
    VA Viper ^ | 07/16/2017 | Harpygoddess
    It was on this date in 1945 that, for good or ill, the "nuclear age" began, with the explosion of the first experimental atomic bomb, code-named Trinity, in the western desert near Alamogordo, New Mexico. Trinity, with a yield equivalent to 20 kilotons of TNT, was the first spherical implosion bomb, developed at Los Alamos under the auspices of the Manhattan Project during World War II. The weapon designers were so confident of the success of the simpler gun-barrel configuration that the device of that type dropped on Hiroshima only three weeks later had never been tested. The subsequent Nagasaki...
  • 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...
  • Anger builds at EPA over radioactive landfill

    08/30/2015 8:03:30 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 29, 2015 | Timothy Cama
    Leaders in a St. Louis suburb are urgently calling on top Obama administration officials to quickly clean up a landfill with radioactive waste that they believe could catch fire. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has been working for 25 years on the West Lake Landfill in Bridgeton, Mo., which has housed barium sulfate waste from the Manhattan Project since the 1970s. The EPA is still studying the site and considering a wide range of actions to contain the radioactive material under its Superfund program for cleaning severe environmental contamination. But with an underground, smoldering fire in an adjacent landfill, residents...
  • 70 Years Since Trinity: The Day the Nuclear Age Began

    08/04/2015 5:38:33 AM PDT · by billorites · 16 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | July 16, 2015 | Alan Taylor
    On July 16, 1945, the United States Army detonated the world’s first nuclear weapon in New Mexico’s Jornada del Muerto desert. The test, code-named “Trinity,” was a success, unleashing an explosion with the energy of about 20 kilotons of TNT and beginning the nuclear age. Since then, nearly 2,000 nuclear tests have been performed. Most of these took place during the 1960s and 1970s. When the technology was new, tests were frequent and often spectacular, and they led to the development of newer, more deadly weapons. Since the 1990s, there have been efforts to limit the testing of nuclear weapons,...
  • A Manhattan Project Veteran Had a Unique View of Atomic Bomb Work

    07/26/2015 8:34:14 PM PDT · by Theoria · 24 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 26 July 2015 | James Barron
    Benjamin Bederson turned past the page in the diary from long ago, the page he had burned a hole through, and mentioned things he had done since that summer of 1945. “Was an experimental atomic physicist,” he said. “Worked as a professor at New York University, taught almost every course in physics, was editor in chief of the American Physical Society and helped usher physics journals into the electronic age.” He left out the part about helping to usher in the atomic age — the part about testing the ignition switches for the atomic bomb that was dropped on Nagasaki...
  • Confirmed: Obama Bundler Caught Working with al Qaeda Linked Group

    01/10/2014 11:41:38 AM PST · by kristinn · 31 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | Friday, January 10, 2014 | Kristinn Taylor
    Obama bundler Jodie Evans, far left, protests in Yemen with al Qaeda tied group al Karama, June 17, 2013. Photo via al Karama. Obama bundler Jodie Evans and Code Pink, the leftist group she co-leads, have been found to be working with a group whose leaders have recently been declared terrorists and al Qaeda supporters by the Treasury Department. This is not the first time the Democratic Party allied group has been caught in bed with terrorists. As this writer has reported over the years, Code Pink works with terrorists, state sponsors of terrorists, the Democratic Party and President Barack...
  • ‘A Conspiracy So Immense’ — Was FDR Aide Harry Hopkins a Soviet Agent?

    06/06/2013 10:33:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Other McCain ^ | June 6, 2013 | Robert Stacy McCain
    “A confidential message from FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover, reproduced in [Diana] West’s new book, told [White House aide Harry] Hopkins that a ‘continuing’ investigation had discovered that Russian diplomat (and Comintern agent) Vasily Zarubin had made a payment to U.S. Communist Party official Steve Nelson to help place espionage agents ‘in industries engaged in secret war production … so that information could be obtained for transmittal to the Soviet Union.’ This information had come from a ‘bug’ at Nelson’s home in Oakland, California, through which the FBI first learned of the Soviet effort (code-named ‘Enormous’) to obtain the atomic...
  • Time to Rediscover America's Truth-Tellers

    05/31/2013 10:52:40 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 31, 2013 | Diana West
    A book called "American Betrayal: The Secret Assault on Our Nation's Character" (St. Martin's Press) shouldn't promise uplift and spiritual renewal. I know. I wrote it. That said, the story of "betrayal" that my new book lays out -- betrayal enabled by a de facto Communist occupation of Washington by American traitors loyal to Stalin, which would solidify in the 1930s under FDR and be covered up by successive U.S. administrations and elites -- is not without inspiration. I am talking about the inspiration of the truth-tellers. "American Betrayal" presents a rewrite of most of World War II and Cold...
  • Bid to Preserve Manhattan Project Sites in a Park Stirs Debate

    12/08/2012 3:03:19 PM PST · by neverdem · 22 replies
    NY Times ^ | December 3, 2012 | WILLIAM J. BROAD
    <p>A plan now before Congress would create a national park spread over three states to protect the aging remnants of the atomic bomb project from World War II, including an isolated cabin where grim findings threw the secretive effort into a panic.</p>
  • The Third Atomic Bomb Was Going To Be Dropped On 19 August

    08/05/2012 4:49:23 PM PDT · by moonshot925 · 61 replies
    National Security Archive ^ | 13 August 1945 | General Hull and Colonel Seaman
    This is a telephone conversation transcript between Colonel Seaman of the Manhattan Project and General Hull of Marshall's staff that took place on 13 August 1945. The subject is atomic bomb deployment and production timeline.
  • A Los Alamos Story Worthy of Stephen King (The Plutonium 239 Demon Core)

    07/26/2012 8:37:22 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 29 replies
    IO9 ^ | Jul 26, 2012 | Esther Inglis-Arkell
    A Los Alamos Story Worthy of Stephen King Ever heard of The Demon Core? It was named by Los Alamos scientists — who are generally not a superstitious lot — after it claimed multiple lives, in a series of strange and horrible accidents. Discover a legend of science... that's worthy of a horror movie. When I was reading Stephen King stories, I was constantly amazed at the things he made scary. It was like reading the legend of the monkey's paw over and over again, with increasingly weird objects. His most famous evil objects are the hotel in The Shining...
  • Prophet forecast Oak Ridge, but nobody envisioned the mud

    05/27/2012 5:56:29 AM PDT · by don-o · 18 replies
    Twenty-eight years after the prophet's death, a secret complex code-named Y-12 was built in Bear Creek, and a secret city sprang up — seemingly almost overnight — in the next valley over in the shadow of Black Oak Ridge. Not shown on any maps at the time, Oak Ridge — first called Clinton Engineering Works after the nearby town of Clinton — was born in 1942 during World War II. It was the key facility in the huge effort called the Manhattan Project to build the world's first atomic bomb.
  • Can any Freeper put me directly in touch with Glen Back? (Vanity)

    01/01/2012 9:41:54 AM PST · by Donkey Odious · 21 replies · 1+ views
    Donkey Odious
    Does anyone out there have a direct connection to Glen Beck? I have a manuscript that I need to get in his hands. It is about the homefront war effort in WWII based around the Manhattan Project and describes the day-to-day living of the partiots that came together for a brief time in Uravan, Colorado to mine uranium. It was written by my wife's grandmother - who would be 121 if she lived today - edited by my wife and now turned into an e-book. It is a great picture of what America and Americans used to be. Yes, it...
  • Anti-nuke groups to fight Manhattan Project parks

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- Anti-nuclear activists say they will fight a proposal to create national parks at Los Alamos National Laboratory and two other sites where the world's first nuclear bombs were developed. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar released a study to Congress last week that recommends establishing a national historical park to commemorate the top-secret Manhattan Project that developed the atomic bomb.
  • The Manhattan Project Of Illegal Immigration (America has an ambitious nation-building project)

    01/03/2011 7:09:44 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    National Review ^ | 01/03/2010 | Victor Davis Hanson
    We all are familiar with the debates surrounding illegal immigration: absolute versus flexible laws; amnesty versus deportation or earned citizenship; closed versus open borders; entitlement dependency versus work no one else will do. We also know the debates over the causation of this perfect storm that has resulted in 12 to 15 million illegal aliens residing in the United States. Was it the Right’s desire for cheap labor or the Left’s wish for more constituents, or both? Was it abetted by the middle-class habit of wanting inexpensive nannies, housekeepers, and gardeners, and facilitated by the professional Latino elite’s dream of...
  • Ex-Los Alamos Scientist, Wife Indicted in Alleged Atomic Weapon Conspiracy

    09/17/2010 12:45:21 PM PDT · by DFG · 61 replies · 2+ views
    Fox News ^ | 09/17/10 | AP
    A scientist and his wife who used to work at a high-level U.S. energy laboratory were arrested Friday after an FBI sting operation and indicted on charges of conspiring to help develop a nuclear weapon for Venezuela. After their arrest, the two appeared in federal court in Albuquerque, New Mexico. They dealt with an FBI undercover agent posing as a Venezuelan agent. The government did not allege that Venezuela or anyone working for it sought U.S. secrets.
  • Stop Stupak Rally a bust

    12/03/2009 8:21:12 PM PST · by Cecilia Trent · 315+ views
    Jill Stanek Blog ^ | 10/03/09 | Jill Stanek
    As I reported yesterday, pro-aborts had been promoting their Stop Stupak Rally for weeks, and in the end it was a bust. In a Feminists for Choice blog post entitled, "Abortion on the line - A time for rage, not for lobbying!," hardcore pro-abort Sunsara Taylor vented...
  • Manhattan Project Physicist York Dies

    05/23/2009 1:26:08 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies · 515+ views
    Express ^ | 22 May 2009 | Tony Perry
    Herbert York, a leading physicist in the development of the atomic bomb during World War II who later became an arms-control advocate and founding chancellor of the University of California, San Diego, USA, passed away. He was 87. York died on Tuesday at Thornton Hospital in San Diego, the university announced, after a long illness. His death was attributed to acute myelogenous leukemia. “Herb York made this campus and this world a better place,” UC San Diego chancellor Marye Anne Fox said in a statement. Beginning with his work on the Manhattan Project, York held a series of high-level scientific,...
  • End in sight on cleanup of WWII nuclear fuel plant (Oak Ridge, Tennessee)

    06/01/2008 10:05:53 AM PDT · by decimon · 7 replies · 96+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 1, 2008 | Duncan Mansfield
    <p>OAK RIDGE — Building the world's first full-scale uranium enrichment factory — a 45-acre monster that was the biggest industrial structure in the world at the time — took 18 months amid the race for the first atomic bomb.</p> <p>Six decades later, federal authorities think they finally have a handle on just how long it will take to clean up and tear down the long-shuttered relic of the Manhattan Project: About 15 years.</p>