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2012
August 2012
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What the first technical history of the atomic bomb did — and didn't — say about the work of designing the bomb.
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When the scientists at Los Alamos made plans for how to use the atomic bomb, they optimized them for the burning of civilians.
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In November 1945, Beria sent an agent to interview Niels Bohr about the atomic bomb. Both Bohr and Beria, though, held their cards close.
July 2012
25
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The top WWII scientific administrator's plan for controlling BW warfare was in reality a trial balloon for a plan to control the bomb.
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A rare first-hand account of the first atomic bomb test, from the President of Harvard University.
11Edward Teller by Paul Shutzer for LIFE magazine (1957)
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Even the real Dr. Strangelove dreaded getting judged by the standards of "loyalty" required for a security clearance.
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Enrico Fermi is today remembered as a great contributor to the American bomb project, but in the beginning, he was an "enemy alien."
June 2012
27
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Hans Bethe on why it was safe to declassify Project SUNSHINE, a study of the global effects of nuclear fallout.
20Kamchatka quake map (Daily Boston Globe, November 5, 1952)
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Why Hans Bethe wanted to postpone the test of the first hydrogen bomb in 1952.
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Hours after the first H-bomb was detonated, the press knew about it. But why did the government try to keep it secret for years after that?
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A new theory on why Joseph Rotblat left Los Alamos, and Groves' warning to the AEC that he had "doubts" about certain people on the project.
May 2012
30
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Gas centrifuges posed a tough problem for the US in the 1960s, perched in between fears of proliferation and the desires of industry.
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Why praise of Operation Argus gives me the willies.
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Why Norris Bradbury didn't want to build the bomb... again. And what they ended up eventually doing about it.
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Barely a month after the bombings of Hiroshima, the Army Air Forces made its first request for more atomic bombs — and a list of targets.
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In 1946, scientists at the U. of Penn. attempted to publish a book about atomic bomb design. 60+ years later, here is the censored chapter.
April 2012
25
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What would have happened if Japan hadn't surrendered and the US had continued to drop atomic bombs on Japanese cities?
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General Groves gets grilled by the press at Oak Ridge on the subject of "the secret," the "Super," and radioactivity at Hiroshima.
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One of the trickiest parts of the Manhattan Project was the fact that it was a secret; that there was *a* secret was *the* secret.
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What did General Groves and Robert Oppenheimer talk about in their first post-Hiroshima telephone call?
March 2012
28
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The unusual history of insuring the bomb in the United States — yes, insurance — dates back to the Manhattan Project.
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The degree to which the UK and Canada should be equal partners with the US in the atomic bomb project was a controversial subject in 1942.
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It should come as no surprise that so much of the work of secrecy is creating ever more baroque and detailed categorization schemes.
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Dissecting President Truman's announcement of the atomic bomb, which was neither written nor actually said by Truman himself.
February 2012
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A Civil Defense pamphlet from 1956 explains how to dispose of the millions of corpses after a "nuclear bomb disaster." Includes a flowchart!
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The famous collaboration that led to the creation of the hydrogen bomb.
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General Groves' scientific adviser discusses the implications of the US stopping the production of atomic bombs just after WWII.
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The story behind the broadcast of the first hydrogen bomb test -- two years after it happened.
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An engineer close to the development of the atom bomb considers the relative risks and benefits of declassifying the concept of "implosion."
January 2012
25
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Differently-redacted documents from the infamous spy's FBI file, with discussions on why the FBI and MI5 weren't keen to share information.
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