tirsdag den 21. juli 2009

Ground Zero II

Vi har nu levet med atombomben i 64 år og 5 dage ... i den tid er der kun blevet anvendt 2 bomber i en krigssituation ... Alle de andre har forhindret en gentagelse ...

We have now lived with the A-bomb for 64 years and 5 days ... In this time only 2 bombs have been used in war ... All the rest have prevented a repetition ...

At 5:29:45 (Mountain War Time) on July 16, 1945, in a white blaze that stretched from the basin of the Jemez Mountains in northern New Mexico to the still-dark skies, "The Gadget" ushered in the Atomic Age. The light of the explosion then turned orange as the atomic fireball began shooting upwards at 360 feet per second, reddening and pulsing as it cooled. The characteristic mushroom cloud of radioactive vapor materialized at 30,000 feet. Beneath the cloud, all that remained of the soil at the blast site were fragments of jade green radioactive glass created by the heat of the reaction. [...]


Have you ever wondered what would happen if a nuclear bomb goes off in your city? With Google's Maps framework and a bit of Javascript, you can see the outcome. And it doesn't look good.

Read more: http://www.carloslabs.com/node/20

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