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2012
July 2012
27
Visions
A recent Russian-language book has a treasure trove of rare images of the Soviet atomic bomb project.
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."
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Meditations
Reports from the annual meeting for the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations: Farm Hall, David Lilienthal, Atoms for Peace.
June 2012
29
Visions
The exuberance and ambivalence of the bomb, as seen through the lens of editorial cartoons from August 1945.
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Do the eccentric hairstyles of two bomb designers tell us anything about the history of the bomb?
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Considering the test site of the first Soviet atomic bombs, from 1949 to the present.
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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
28
Meditations
Gas centrifuges could have been made to work during the Manhattan Project, but they didn't figure out how.
25
Visions
Did the President of Harvard draw an atomic bomb in 1943?
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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
27
Visions
Stalin was a paranoid guy, but just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they're not after you.
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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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Meditations
Incredible secrecy plus boring jobs equaled a morale problem. Manhattan Project administrators found an unusual solution: sports.
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Visions
The origins of one of the most persistent totems of the atomic age.
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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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Visions
A selection of Time magazine covers featuring nuclear weapons topics over the decades.
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What did General Groves and Robert Oppenheimer talk about in their first post-Hiroshima telephone call?
March 2012
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Alternative views of the first nuclear test.
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The unusual history of insuring the bomb in the United States — yes, insurance — dates back to the Manhattan Project.
23
Visions
Uncle Sam wants you to shut your mouth.
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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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Visions
It's 1945, just after the Trinity test. Where is General Leslie Groves looking?
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Dissecting President Truman's announcement of the atomic bomb, which was neither written nor actually said by Truman himself.
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News and Notes
Los Alamos has released some new footage from World War II at the lab. I point out all of the cool dogs in it, and a few other things.
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