Atomic Café - News from the Nuclear Age on Flipboard

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Forty-Five Years Ago, the Government Used Subterranean Nukes to Dig for Natural Gas

On the afternoon of September 10, 1969, Chester McQueary laid his belly onto the dirt of rural Rulison, Colorado. A few seconds later, a nuclear bomb two and a half times the size of the one that dropped on Hiroshima exploded less than two miles below him.

As a 33-year-old anti-nuke hippie, McQueary …

Natural Gas

The Red Menace: 15 Vintage Anti-Communist Ads & Propaganda

Article by Steph, filed under Graphics & Branding in the Design category.

Even This Cloud Has a Silver Lining

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With an atomic …

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Civil Defense : Target You - 1950's Surviving An Atomic Bomb Attack Educational Film - S88TV1

Superman Vs. Atom Man

Superman

The First X-Ray of an Atomic Explosion Inside a Person? Superboy/Superman & the Atomic Bomb, 1945-1964

JF Ptak Science Books (Continuing Post 1140)

I don't know why, but I cannot remember ever having seen an x-ray of an atomic explosion taking place …

Nuclear Power

Haunting Raw Video Shows Final Preparation Of Atomic Bomb And The Explosion At Nagasaki

As part of the final stages of World War II, the United States dropped an atomic bomb on Nagasaki, Japan in August 1945. Today, the location remains the largest city to undergo a nuclear attack.

This footage shows "the loading of the Fat Man bomb into the Bockscar plane on the island of Tinian," as …

Nuclear Power

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Journey to the Seventh Planet, US lobby card #8. 1962

BAD TOYS - Gilbert U-238 Atomic Energy Lab

Atomic energy was all the rage in the 1950’s. It had ended World War II, there was talk about using it to power cities, and schoolchildren had to …

Energy

1950... cities vs. A-Bombs!

The Secret City

Starting in 1942, the U.S. government began quietly acquiring more than 60,000 acres in Eastern Tennessee for the Manhattan Project -- the secret World War II program that developed the atomic bomb. The government needed land to build massive facilities to refine and develop nuclear materials for …

Foreign Policy