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2012
March 2012
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Meditations
Vannevar Bush had a problem: French physicists had filed for a patent on the nuclear reactor. A novel form of secrecy was his answer.
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Visions
Why Life magazine's speculative August 1945 story on the atomic bomb -- and its drawings -- raised the censors' eyebrows.
February 2012
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Meditations
Recently, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin praised the work of US scientists in helping the Soviet Union get the atomic bomb. Why?
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Meditations
New footage has been found of scientists romping around Los Alamos during the Manhattan Project. What does that get us, intellectually?
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Redactions
General Groves' scientific adviser discusses the implications of the US stopping the production of atomic bombs just after WWII.
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Redactions
An engineer close to the development of the atom bomb considers the relative risks and benefits of declassifying the concept of "implosion."
January 2012
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Meditations
A summary of a sticky historical issue: whether civilians or military personnel would physically control the atomic bomb.
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News and Notes
In early 1942, General Leslie Groves wrote to the future author of the famous Smyth Report for advice about whether his son study physics.
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Redactions
On the agonizing compromises made when one brother is the country's top nuclear scientist, and the other is a former Communist Party member.
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Meditations
Reflections on the use of assassination as a means of counter-proliferation, with insights from the history and sociology of science.
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Redactions
One of the most famous documents of the nuclear age was actually censored when it was first released. Find out what was removed, and why.
2011
December 2011
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Redactions
Edward Teller's (self-serving) version of the history of the hydrogen bomb, from 1953.
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Visions
In their quest for appearing serious about secrecy, the U.S. government has gotten increasingly dull in its graphics design.
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Redactions
Communicating the results of the first atomic bomb from Tinian to Washington, DC, was no easy thing.
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November 2011
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