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The Fuel that Powered Little Boy and Fat Man

A History of the Nuclear Age “YOU MIGHT WANT TO KNOW” By John P. Warnock In 2009, in a speech in Prague, the 44th President of the United States, Barack Obama, said, "So today, I state clearly and with conviction America's commitment to seek the peace and...

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What did Oppenheimer say after the First Atomic Test?

A History of the Nuclear Age “YOU MIGHT WANT TO KNOW” By John P. Warnock A cityscape has been superimposed on the photo of the Ivy Mike test explosion, for perspective Welcome to the first in a series of columns about the people, places, issues, and, in general,...

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Speedway: ugliest street in the U.S.

1962, a comment by Tucson's mayor makes Speedway infamous Before a city council meeting, Mayor Lew Davis, who had been a developer in Pittsburgh before coming to Tucson, calls East Speedway “the ugliest street in the U.S.” For the next several years, the label sticks...

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