2,053 1945-1998

2,053 1945-1998

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Thu Nov 29, 2012 8:33 pm

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Re: 2,053 1945-1998

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Thu Nov 29, 2012 8:59 pm

Explains a lot about the people on the west coast. I never realized there were so many tests.
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Re: 2,053 1945-1998

PostBy: carlherrnstein On: Thu Nov 29, 2012 9:25 pm

They did really dumb things with nukes look up operation plowshare. There were plans to use atomic bombs to create a harbour. They actualy used a bomb underground to frack for natural gas but, the gas had too much contamanation in it. Big suprise there :roll:
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Re: 2,053 1945-1998

PostBy: lsayre On: Thu Nov 29, 2012 9:50 pm

There were plans to level mountain ranges so the great plains could get much more bountiful rain.
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Re: 2,053 1945-1998

PostBy: Dann757 On: Thu Nov 29, 2012 10:46 pm

There were plans to set off nukes underground in huge salt deposits. Then heat could be extracted from the molten salt for commercial or industrial use.
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Re: 2,053 1945-1998

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Fri Nov 30, 2012 7:30 am

Wow, those all sound like incredibly stupid uses for nukes.
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Re: 2,053 1945-1998

PostBy: whistlenut On: Fri Nov 30, 2012 11:28 am

Scare you about who has the keys to the Castle? It should!!! :woot: :eek2: :devil: :mad2:
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Re: 2,053 1945-1998

PostBy: rockwood On: Fri Nov 30, 2012 1:00 pm

There's lots of "downwinders" in southern Utah and other areas.


http://catastrophemap.com/downwinders.html
This link is broken, either the page no longer exists or there is some other issue like a typo.


Then there's the 1950's film "The Conqueror"
"Of The Conqueror's 220 cast and crew members from Hollywood, an astonishing 91 have contracted cancer"

http://www.people.com/people/archive/ar ... 25,00.html
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Re: 2,053 1945-1998

PostBy: Yanche On: Fri Nov 30, 2012 2:17 pm

whistlenut wrote:Scare you about who has the keys to the Castle? It should!!! :woot: :eek2: :devil: :mad2:

Exactly. Especially when the holder of the keys is not a rational person but a religious zealot. For an excellent lecture on the potential Iranian nuclear capability and it's implications for the world watch the lecture hosted by my former employer, JHU/APL. A must watch.

See: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5RPHvdY1SpI

BTY there are many such lectures, just do a YouTube search on "JHU/APL Rethinking Seminar Series"

One reason the frequency of US testing diminishes in the later half of the 1990's is the available of super-high speed computer clusters. Outstanding work by physicists and computer engineers to create software models of nuclear tests. Much cheaper and safer.
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Re: 2,053 1945-1998

PostBy: coalkirk On: Fri Nov 30, 2012 8:24 pm

I saw a story earlier this week that the US had once planned to detonate a nuke on the moon to intimidate the USSR during the cold war. :blowup:
Very interesting. Also thanks Yanche for your youtube link to the JHU/APL lecture. It was long but very informative and thought provoking.
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Re: 2,053 1945-1998

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Fri Nov 30, 2012 8:26 pm

I wonder what it'd look like. I think they should do it now just for the cool factor.
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