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Now I am become death….

Julius Robert Oppenheimer was a Theoretical Physicist and “Co-Ordinator of Rapid Rupture” at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL).  His main role was to calculate propagation of a fast neutron chain for an Atomic weapon, For that reason he is often referred to as the “Father” of the Atomic Bomb. Born in New York in 1904 Oppenheimer studied at Harvard and later Christ’s College, Cambridge with a paticular interest in Quantum Mechanics, theory of Electrons and Positrons and developed the  Oppenheimer–Phillips process of Nuclear Fusion. In 1941 he was recruited to work on a top-secret crash program to create an Atomic Bomb, The Manhattan Project. Brigadier General Leslie Groves was chosen as Director […]

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Doomsday Clock Wound Forward by 2 Minutes

It’s now 3 minutes to midnight according to the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, a move that see’s it at its closest point to midnight since 1984. The symbolic clock is used to show how close the world is to “armeggedon” according to the BoAS. Whilst it was conceived during the cold war to show how close the world was to nuclear annihilation other factors such as climate change are now factored in. The BoAS said: “Unchecked climate change, global nuclear weapons modernizations, and outsized nuclear weapons arsenals pose extraordinary and undeniable threats to the continued existence of humanity, and world leaders have failed to act with the speed or on […]

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