Layout straight from 1991!
Layout straight from 1991!
interesting, nuclear weapons are horrible but nuclear technology in general needs to be funded and advanced these kind of sites promote ignorance and fuel fear against the safest,cleanest,and environmentally friendly source of energy we have the technology for and i didn't hear one word about that on here. scientist may have developed these bombs but politicians dropped them .with little research anybody that's rational would see the potential in this technology . countries use it today, as much as it pains me to say this the french get about 70% of their energy from nuclear plants.I'm all for nuclear nonproliferation there's no need for that final a solution to the whims of government but if u want a planet for your grand children to inherit we need these kinds of technology to be allowed and even promoted by the general public
From the page: "If we fight a war and win it with H-bombs, what history will remember is not
the ideals we were fighting for but the methods we used to accomplish them."
Some very inconvenient truths!
Nuclear weapons are hands-down the single worst product of science in human history. The only significant result of nuclear war is unacceptable losses on both sides.
From the page: "The Nuclear Weapon Archive
A Guide to Nuclear Weapons"
From the page: "If we fight a war and win it with H-bombs, what history will remember is not the ideals we were fighting for but the methods we used to accomplish them. These methods will be compared to the warfare of Genghis Khan who ruthlessly killed every last inhabitant of Persia. -- Hans A. Bethe"
Fascinating (and disturbing) site covering nuclear weapons.
u can see the countries, who has got nuclear weapons
information dubious on nuclear states (Iraq & S.Africa? - come on!). Layout horrid.
Photo showing Soviet Union first nuclear test on August 29, 1949.
The test was code named "First Lightning", and detonated a plutonium bomb, the RDS-1. The code designation RDS was actually arbitrary and meaningless, but various people on the project gave it a variety of interpretations, one popular one was "Reaktivnyi Dvigatel Stalina" (Stalin's Rocket Engine), another was "Russia Does It Alone". The whole focus of the Soviet program at this point was to set off a Soviet atomic blast at the earliest possible time whatever the cost. At Beria's insistence, this device was an exact copy of the U.S. Gadget/Fat Man design."
"The Soviet Union became the second nation in the world to detonate a nuclear device(the U.S. had previously exploded eight devices). Between that date, and 24 October 1990 (the date of the last Soviet, or Russian, test) the Soviet Union conducted 715 nuclear tests, by official count."
Very good information..