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  • Project On The Atomic Bomb
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    The Atomic Technology of War: The spread of atomic weapons. Scientists in several countries performed experiments in connection with nuclear reactors and fission weapons during World War II, but no country other than the United States carried its projects as far as separating uranium-235 or manufacturing plutonium-239. The Axis powers By the time the war began on Sept. 1, 1939, Germany had a special office for the military application of nuclear fission; chain-reaction experiments with uranium a...
  • Atomic Bomb
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    It is important to carefully examine history in order to learn from previous mistakes, and also to ensure that the same mistakes are not repeated. The Manhattan project is an excellent example. This program allowed the United States to unleash the power of the atom, thus, introducing a new and devastating element into warfare. Although they managed to come in first in the race with Germany, the U.S. bears the responsibility of having introduced the atomic bomb, and have the blood on their hands ...
  • Use Of The Atomic Bomb
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    Nuclear Weapons; History and Religion In some sort of crude sense which no vulgarity, no humor, no overstatement can quite extinguish, the physicists have known sin; and this is a knowledge which they cannot lose. J. Robert Oppenheimer (AJ Software and Multimedia. History of Atomic Bomb). The most destructive weapons every created in the world that in seconds kill up to 200,000 people and destroy a area two mile wide was created not by generals but scientists. It forced people to look at religio...
  • Plutonium 239 For Atomic Bombs
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    'No man-made phenomenon of such tremendous power had ever occurred before. The lighting effects beggared description. The whole country was lighted by a searing light with the intensity many times greater than that of the midday sun. It was golden, purple, violet, gray, and blue... ' (Groueff 355). The words of Brigadier General Thomas F. Farrell describe the onset of the atomic age, which began on July 16, 1945 in Alamogordo, New Mexico. This was the site of the first large-scale atomic test, w...
  • 1 Atomic Bomb
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    History of the Atomic Bomb The atomic bomb 1 is the most destructive weapon known to mankind. A bomb of this nature is capable of obliterating anything up to four square miles and anything reaching outside that area receives very extreme damage. Albert Einstein was the man who had convinced the United States to research the Atomic Bomb. The Manhattan Project 2 was the name given to the research and development of the atomic bomb. It was called the Manhattan Project after Manhattan Engineer Distr...
  • Uranium Bomb
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    Atom bomb nuclear weapon manhattan project albert einstein Just before the beginning of World War II, Albert Einstein wrote a letter to President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Urged by Hungarian-born physicists Leo Szilard, Eugene Winner, and Edward Teller, Einstein told Roosevelt about Nazi German efforts to purify Uranium-235 which might be used tobuild an atomic bomb. Shortly after that the United States Government began work on the Manhattan Project. The Manhattan Project was the code name for the ...
  • Atomic Bomb Research
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    The creation of the atomic bombs is one of the most important historical events in the field of weaponry. Don't you think you should know some of the history behind this tremendous making of history? In my research paper, you will not only learn about the creation of the atomic bomb, you will learn about who the United States used it on first and why, who lead the project and go into great depth about him, and you will also see loads of pictures of the two first atomic bombs (and a virtual reali...
  • Exploding Nuclear Bomb
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    Nuclear Weapons, explosive devices, designed to release nuclear energy on a large scale, used primarily in military applications. The first atomic bomb (or A-bomb), which was tested on July 16, 1945, at Alamogordo, New Mexico, represented a completely new type of artificial explosive. All explosives prior to that time derived their power from the rapid burning or decomposition of some chemical compound. Such chemical processes release only the energy of the outermost electrons in the atom. See A...
  • Fission Reaction And The Bomb
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    The Atomic Bomb The first atomic bomb was tested on July 16, 1945 at Alamogordo, New Mexico and was developed, constructed and tested by the Manhattan Project. The new device represented a completely new type of explosion. All explosives before this time got their power for the rapid burning of a chemical compound like gunpowder. These bombs could only do a limited amount of damage. This new group of nuclear explosives involved getting energy sources from within the nucleus of the atom. The Atom...
  • First Combat Use Of The Atomic Bomb
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    On July 16, 1945, the United States of America ushered the world into a new era with the successful detonation of an atomic bomb in New Mexico. That era was the nuclear age. Less than a month later, on August 6, 1945, an atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, Japan; the first use of a nuclear weapon against an enemy nation. Most of us know of these basic events, but many do not know of the complicated decisions and scientific breakthroughs that paved the way towards that fateful day in Hiroshima....
  • Use Of The Atomic Bomb
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    Little Boy On the morning of August 6, 1945, a B-29 bomber named Enola Gay flew over the industrial city of Hiroshima, Japan and dropped the first atomic bomb ever used in war. The city went up in flames caused by the immense power equal to about 20,000 tons of TNT. The project was a success. Hundreds of thousands died and still more were wounded. This was the final triumph that finally brought Japan to surrender. The effects of the bomb are still being seen but there is no doubt that the atomic...
  • Principal Use Of Uranium
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    Background Uranium is a hard, dense, malleable, ductile, silver-white element that has a symbol of U and atomic number of 92. It is chemically radioactive metallic element. Uranium is a member of the actinide series in group b of the periodic table. It melts at about 1132 X C, boils at about 3818 X C, and has a specific gravity of 19.05 at 25 X C. Uranium is very dense and at about 19 grams per cubic centimeter, it is 1.6 times more dense than lead. The atomic weight of the element is 238.03. It...
  • Explosion Of The Uranium Atomic Bomb
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    On August second of the year 1939, Albert Einstein sent a letter, written by Leo Szilard, to President Franklin D. Roosevelt telling Roosevelt of the opportunity that nuclear power could be harnessed into a weapon, and also warning of the threat of Germany discovering how to make it first. Both this opportunity and this fear led to the development of the Manhattan project; a group of scientists dedicated to finding use for atomic power as a weapon. In the 1930's there were many interesting and i...
  • U 235 Into A Bomb
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    Atomic Bomb On August 2, 1939 Albert Einstein wrote to President Franklin D. Roosevelt. This was right before the start of World War 2. In this letter Einstein and several other scientists told Roosevelt of the efforts Hitler was making to purify U-235 in which he hoped to make an atomic bomb. This is when the United States started the Manhattan Project. This was the project of making an atomic bomb. In the project many brilliant minds were used. The most famous of these people is Robert Oppenhe...
  • Atomic Bomb And The Fat Man
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    The History of the Atomic Bomb Blow, Micheal (New York 1968) pp. 64 The Atomic bomb has always been a very interesting topic of discussion at my house. All I would think about every time I heard something on television or heard anything about nuclear weapons was what exactly was the MANHATTON PROJECT. I had other questions as well, like what makes the bombs explode, and exactly what was its devastating affects? I also wondered what is the difference between the Little Boy atomic bomb and the Fat...
  • Use Of The Atomic Bomb
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    The way the world thinks of war changed forever in 1945. On July 16 in Alamogordo, New Mexico, America exploded the world's first atomic bomb, sending a huge mushroom-shaped cloud high into the sky. The Manhattan Project, which was used to end World War II, was mostly led by German and German-Jewish scientists, who had escaped from Hitler's Germany. In 1939, an American university professor named Albert Einstein wrote a letter to President Franklin D. Roosevelt, in which he outlined the possibil...
  • Deadly Force Of An Atomic Bomb
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    Through the centuries, man has tried many attempts in inventing a mass killing mechanism. Alas, in 1945, such a mechanism was created. The atomic bomb was created after many years of the study of atoms. Finally, a way to split the atoms was born. Germany was the first to try, using uranium-235 to make a bomb. They discovered nuclear fission in late 1938. Efforts failed, but were picked up by the United States. Albert Einstein, although credited as the father of the atomic bomb, only lent support...

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