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  • 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 · 30 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 ^ | 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>
  • Plumbers Help

    12/31/2007 2:45:01 PM PST · by Tennessee_Bob · 38 replies · 189+ views
    Me | 12/31/2007 | Bob
    Logged in...check Beeber set on stune...check Shower taken...check Series subject...well, not really, but check Person from a sovereign state in Central Europe that existed from October 1918 (upon declaring its independence from the Austro-Hungarian Empire) until 1992...Czech Ok, here's the question. I own a home built in 1944 as part of the Manhattan Project (some people have uniforms or vehicles or other militaria - I have a house). The government equipped this particular type of home (known as a Model 19, or locally as a Flat Top) with a hydronic heating system. A gas fired (used to be coal, I...
  • Why They Called It the Manhattan Project

    10/31/2007 1:24:01 AM PDT · by neverdem · 88 replies · 1,470+ views
    NY Times ^ | October 30, 2007 | WILLIAM J. BROAD
    By nature, code names and cover stories are meant to give no indication of the secrets concealed. “Magic” was the name for intelligence gleaned from Japanese ciphers in World War II, and “Overlord” stood for the Allied plan to invade Europe. Many people assume that the same holds true for the Manhattan Project, in which thousands of experts gathered in the mountains of New Mexico to make the world’s first atom bomb. Robert S. Norris, a historian of the atomic age, wants to shatter that myth. In “The Manhattan Project” (Black Dog & Leventhal), published last month, Dr. Norris writes...
  • (On This Day in History) July 16, 1945 : U.S. Conducts First Test of the Atomic Bomb

    07/16/2007 8:10:27 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 38 replies · 1,097+ views ^ | July 16, 2007 |
    1945 : United States conducts first test of the atomic bomb The United States conducts the first test of the atomic bomb at its research facility in Los Alamos, New Mexico. The terrifying new weapon would quickly become a focal point in the Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union. The official U.S. development of the atomic bomb began with the establishment of the Manhattan Project in August 1942. The project brought together scientists from the United States, Great Britain, and Canada to study the feasibility of building an atomic bomb capable of unimaginable destructive power. The...
  • MIT's Energy "Manhattan Project"

    08/11/2006 8:38:46 AM PDT · by grandpa jones · 9 replies · 302+ views
    tactical nukes ^ | 8/11/06 | The Duke of Nuke
    Alternative Energy Sources. Nothing gets my spidey-news-senses tingling like that phrase. Heh™. Want to stop enabling ME terrorists? Then find a way to quit feeding the Oil-Ticks who bleed the wealth of the Western world, and then use the proceeds to fund terrorism.
  • Meanwhile, Iran gets on with its bomb

    07/21/2006 9:15:45 AM PDT · by dolphin_CAGE · 113+ views
    CAGE ^ | 07.21.2006 [13:42] | Iran Focus
    The UN Security Council should this week be discussing how to punish Iran for refusing to halt its uranium-enrichment programme. Instead, the world's leading powers are trying to bring a halt to the escalating violence in Israel and Lebanon, and Iran's nuclear programme has fallen off the international agenda. It would be an understatement to say the mullahs in Teheran are delighted by this. But then, for them at least, it was hardly unexpected. Ever since Iranian exiles revealed the existence of the radical Islamic regime's top-secret uranium-enrichment plant at Natanz three years ago, Teheran has used every conceivable tactic...
  • When Oak Ridge changed the world

    08/06/2005 11:55:39 PM PDT · by SmithL · 10 replies · 567+ views
    Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | 8/7/5 | Frank Munger
      Search Help Registration  |  Contact Us  |  Site Map  |  Alerts  |  Archives  |  Subscribe to the Paper Published August 7, 2005 | Email this page to a friendWatch and listen as Secret City residents share their memories | View a slide show of Oak Ridge in the '40sShare your own memories of Oak Ridge | Read all stories and learn more about the plant and its buildings Hear from residents who worked and lived in the Secret City during World War II View a slide show of images from Oak Ridge during the 1940s Share your own memories of life in Oak Ridge during World War II...
  • Manhattan Projections.

    07/26/2005 11:06:39 PM PDT · by Mr.Atos · 104+ views
    My Sandmen ^ | 07.26.05 | Mr.Atos
    The right has become effectively divided by the incendiary comments of Colorado Congressman, Tom Tancredo, essentially suggesting that the U.S. Nuke Islamic Holy sites in retaliation for any comparable Islamicist terrorist attack on an America city. In the midst of growing and converging waves of support and indignation, Tancredo took his case directly to the public in Sunday’s Denver Post , defending sensibilities if not his initial suggestions, ...perhaps the civilized world must intensify its approach. Does that mean the United States should be re-targeting its entire missile arsenal on Mecca today? Does it mean we ought to be sending...
  • Venona Ten Years Later: Lessons for Today

    07/17/2005 5:58:36 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 87 replies · 2,171+ views
    History News Network ^ | 7-18-05 | Steven T. Usdin
    Ten years ago, on July 11, 1995, the U.S. intelligence community held an extraordinary press conference at CIA headquarters to break the seal on one of the most closely held secrets of the Cold War. The world learned that starting in 1946 American cryptologists had cracked Soviet codes and read portions of thousands of messages Soviet intelligence operatives sent each other during World War II. Most of the cables decrypted in a program that came to be known as Venona, one of numerous codenames used to cloak its existence, were sent or received by the Soviet head of foreign intelligence....
  • Thousands mark world's first atomic blast

    07/16/2005 6:35:13 PM PDT · by SmithL · 58 replies · 1,490+ views
    AP ^ | 7/16/5 | FELICIA FONSECA
    WHITE SANDS MISSLE RANGE, N.M. - Thousands of people gathered Saturday at Trinity Site, a restricted area of the White Sands Missile Range, to mark the 60th anniversary of the world's first test of an atomic weapon. Scientists working at Trinity site as part of The Manhattan Project created the nuclear device used in the test on July 16, 1945. That successful detonation led to the construction of the two atomic bombs that killed hundreds of thousands of people in Japan in August 1945, essentially stunning Japan into surrender and ending World War II. The depression created by the blast...
  • I Am Become Death, The Shatterer Of Worlds

    07/15/2005 9:48:59 PM PDT · by Tennessee_Bob · 57 replies · 1,886+ views
    Self | July 16, 2005 | Tennessee_Bob
    With this quote from the Bagavad-Gita, Oppenheimer summoned in the nuclear age at 5:30 in the morning at the Trinity Site in New Mexico. The yield of code name Gadget was estimated to be equivalent to 20,000 tons of TNT - 2,000 B-29s worth of explosives. A quote from Brigadier General T.F. Farrell regarding the blast - "The effects could well be called unprecedented, magnificent, beautiful, stupendous, and terrifying. No man-made phenomenon of such tremendous power had ever occurred before. The lighting effects beggared description. The whole country was lighted by a searing light with the intensity many times that...
  • Call for New 'Manhattan Project' to Fight Bioterror (Frist)

    01/27/2005 1:28:57 PM PST · by anymouse · 11 replies · 1,392+ views
    Reuters ^ | Jan 27. 2005 | Ben Hirschler
    DAVOS, Switzerland - The world needs an effort similar to that behind the creation of the atomic bomb to tackle the multi-faceted threat of biowarfare, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist said Thursday. "We need to do something that even dwarfs the Manhattan project," Frist told the World Economic Forum in Davos. The Manhattan project was the codename for the United States's World War II effort to devise an atomic weapon. "The greatest existential threat we have in the world today is biological. Why? Because unlike any other threat it has the power of panic and paralysis to be global."...
  • Teck Cominco to demolish WWII era building used to produce Heavy Water

    08/21/2004 10:34:16 PM PDT · by chemical_boy · 1 replies · 263+ views
    Trail Times | Auguest 20, 2004 | Lana Rodlie
  • Soviet Spy Who Outwitted Einstein

    07/26/2004 12:57:02 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 57 replies · 3,363+ views
    Moscow Times ^ | July 26, 2004 | Irina Titova
    ST. PETERSBURG -- Albert Einstein may have been a genius, but he was not clever enough to avoid the classic honey pot, in his case a glamorous Soviet secret agent named Maria Konnenkova. Konnenkova dated Einstein in the 1940s in order to gain information on the top-secret Manhattan Project, the U.S. effort to develop the first nuclear bomb. A photograph of Konnenkova at an exhibition on Russian-Soviet female spies that opened in St. Petersburg earlier this summer demonstrates the exquisite beauty of the country's female agents, which made them particularly difficult to resist. "Most Russian female spies were very beautiful,...
  • Whatever happened to U.S. intelligence?

    02/25/2004 7:58:55 AM PST · by jwalburg · 18 replies · 120+ views
    Aberdeen American News ^ | 2-25-04 | Art Marmorstein
    In early December of 1998, the House Judiciary Committee sent four articles of impeachment to the House of Representatives. On Dec. 17, the House as a whole would decide whether or not William Jefferson Clinton would be the first president since Andrew Johnson to be impeached. But, all of a sudden, the vote had to be delayed. On Dec. 16, the eve of what would have been his impeachment, President Clinton ordered a series of bombing attacks on Iraq, a campaign to be called Operation Desert Fox. The attack was launched without warning and without any direct U.N. authorization. Clinton...
  • U.S. Data Gave Iraq Key to Making Nuclear Bomb

    12/16/2003 1:06:39 AM PST · by XHogPilot · 3 replies · 255+ views
    Courier & Press ^ | December 14, 2003 | CHARLES J. HANLEY, AP special correspondent
    U.S. Data Gave Iraq Key to Making Nuclear Bomb After hunting for days, the Iraqi physicist finally checked a long-locked attic room. There he spotted a box, coated with decades of dust, and opened it. Sure enough, it was full of reams of data - American data - on how to make a nuclear bomb. "In it were the Manhattan Project books and reports," Imad Khadduri recalls, referring to the U.S. program that produced America's first atomic weapons during World War II. With that and other U.S. material, Khadduri and his colleagues in 1987 painstakingly began collecting patent designs for...
  • 'Father of H-bomb' Edward Teller dies

    09/10/2003 10:21:31 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 8 replies · 257+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Thursday, September 11, 2003
    <p>SAN FRANCISCO (AP) &#8212; Edward Teller, a member of the Manhattan Project that created the first atomic bomb and who later emerged as the foremost champion of the vastly more destructive hydrogen bomb, has died. He was 95.</p> <p>Mr. Teller, dubbed the "father of the H-bomb" and a key advocate of the antimissile shield known as "Star Wars," died Tuesday at his home on the Stanford University campus.</p>
  • Remembrances of VENONA

    05/06/2003 8:39:27 AM PDT · by ckilmer · 13 replies · 1,041+ views
    National Security Agency ^ | 11 July 1995 | Mr. William P. Crowell
    Remembrances of VENONA -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- National Cryptologic Museum NSA Home Page Note: The following are the remarks made by Mr. William P. Crowell, Deputy Director of NSA when the declassification of the VENONA project was announced at CIA Headquarters on 11 July 1995. Mr. Crowell retired from NSA on 12 September 1997. In the early 1960's, shortly after joining NSA, I was one of a small but fortunate group of agency employees invited to a meeting with Frank Rowlett, one of the eminent NSA cryptologists who had been so successful during World War II. For over an hour Frank told us...
  • Alan Nunn May, 91, Pioneer in Atomic Spying for Soviets, Is Dead

    01/25/2003 12:30:12 PM PST · by GeneD · 2 replies · 305+ views
    LONDON, Jan. 24 — Alan Nunn May, a British atomic scientist who spied for the Soviet Union, died on Jan. 12 in Cambridge. He was 91. The Times and the Daily Telegraph reported his death but did not give a cause. One of the first Soviet spies uncovered during the cold war, Dr. Nunn May worked on the Manhattan Project and was betrayed by a Soviet defector in Canada. His unmasking in 1946 led the United States to restrict the sharing of atomic secrets with Britain. His discovery ignited a search for other spies inside the Manhattan Project and led...