Post archives

Filtering for posts tagged with ‘Fat Man’

Showing 1-18 of 18 posts that match query
2015
August 2015
21
Meditations
Seven decades later, how do we talk about the atomic bombs?
May 2015
11
Redactions
Along with almost getting hit by a car, he made important contributions to the atomic bomb's design.
2014
November 2014
14
Visions
Experiments in representing the atomic bomb and the substances that fuel it.
10
Redactions
The Trinity and Fat Man atomic bombs were powered primarily by plutonium — but not exclusively.
March 2014
28
Visions
What color was the box they kept the plutonium core in? A small digression on the fact that we can't see past events like those who lived through them did.
February 2014
 7
Visions
The original, unedited, raw, silent footage of the Nagasaki bombing.
2013
August 2013
16
Redactions
Japan managed to avoid getting the world's third plutonium core dropped on them, but it still managed to leave behind a deadly legacy.
 9
Meditations
Why was a second bomb used against Japan, so soon after Hiroshima? A review of several theories.
2012
November 2012
30
Redactions | Visions
The US government doesn't like to draw atomic bombs, but the Russians don't mind drawing American nukes.
August 2012
29
Redactions
A document from 1947 points towards an interesting Los Alamos policy: banning all spheres, innocuous or not, from technical areas.
24
Visions
In 1945, Tinian was the hub of the Pacific Front. Today, it's a nearly-empty tropical paradise. For now, anyway.
May 2012
16
Redactions
Why Norris Bradbury didn't want to build the bomb... again. And what they ended up eventually doing about it.
 2
Redactions
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.
February 2012
 1
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
20
Visions
How the casing of atomic bombs went from being Top Secret to being on display in public museums to being Top Secret again.
2011
December 2011
 6
November 2011
28
25
Showing 1-18 of 18 posts that match query