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Manhattan Project

Manhattan Project

Research and development project that produced the first atomic bombs

The Manhattan Project was a research and development undertaking during World War II that produced the first nuclear weapons. It was led by the United States with the support of the United Kingdom and Canada. From 1942 to 1946, the project was under the direction of Major General Leslie Groves of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Nuclear physicist Robert Oppenheimer was the director of the Los Alamos Laboratory that designed the actual bombs.

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Dennis Overbye
August 3, 2021
www.nytimes.com
A recent visit the site of the first atomic bomb explosion offered desert vistas, (mildly) radioactive pebbles and troubling reflections.
Jennifer Ouellette
April 29, 2021
Ars Technica
Historian Alex Wellerstein: "You could get rid of all the secrecy tomorrow and the world would not measurably become more dangerous."
Sam Roberts
December 11, 2019
www.nytimes.com
Every purchase evokes his design of the rectangular Universal Product Code. But although it became ubiquitous, he received no royalties.
Andy Kiersz
September 15, 2019
Business Insider
The method involves thousands of computer simulations of a company's stock price. It was developed to understand how nuclear explosions work.
Andrew Tarantola
September 14, 2019
Engadget
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