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2016
July 2016
25
Visions
On the anniversary of America's first nuclear disaster, when the Manhattan Project still ruled the bomb...
2015
October 2015
30
Redactions
One of the most unusual, curious, and controversial members of the Manhattan Project was their in-house newspaperman from the New York Times.
13
Visions
Some notes on doing historical consulting for the period-piece, neo-noir drama, "Manhattan."
July 2015
17
Visions
What does the Trinity test signify, in the broad sweep of human history?
March 2015
 6
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In 1945, some scientists thought we should "demonstrate" the bomb to Japan before dropping it on a city. Others disagreed. Who was right?
2014
December 2014
 1
Visions
There are thousands of photographs of mushroom clouds — so why do we always see the same ones?
November 2014
10
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The Trinity and Fat Man atomic bombs were powered primarily by plutonium — but not exclusively.
May 2014
23
Visions
What did Oppenheimer mean when he famously said, "Now I am become death, destroyer of worlds"? A foray into the Bhagavad-Gita.
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.
2013
October 2013
23
Visions
"At the first sign of any unusual behavior inside the box he was to abandon the automobile and run as far away from it as his legs would carry him..."
August 2013
16
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Japan managed to avoid getting the world's third plutonium core dropped on them, but it still managed to leave behind a deadly legacy.
July 2013
30
Visions
Two new photoessays about the first atomic bomb and its creators.
April 2013
 5
Visions
A vision of future war, only a few months after Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
January 2013
25
Meditations | News and Notes
Three recent losses — two people, one building — highlight that the living presence of the Manhattan Project is rapidly vanishing.
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.
July 2012
27
Visions
A recent Russian-language book has a treasure trove of rare images of the Soviet atomic bomb project.
16
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A rare first-hand account of the first atomic bomb test, from the President of Harvard University.
March 2012
30
Visions
Alternative views of the first nuclear test.
 2
Visions
Why Life magazine's speculative August 1945 story on the atomic bomb -- and its drawings -- raised the censors' eyebrows.
2011
December 2011
 6
November 2011
28
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