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Health Physics Historical Instrumentation Museum Collection
- Online tour of the museums holdings in the area of health physics including a large selection of radioactive quack cures, dosimeters, geiger-mueller counters, fluoroscopes used to fit shoes, and x-ray apparatus. Early in the century many health claims were made for radioactive substances and apparatus.
Health in French Polynesia: The Effects of French Nuclear Testing
- A discussion of the health effects of French nuclear testing in the Pacific Ocean area on the peoples living in French Polynesia.
High Energy Weapons Archive
- Discusses the physics of the various types of nuclear weapons and the effects of nuclear explosions. Includes a history, images, and chronology of atomic and thermonuclear weapons testing.
History of Efforts for the Test Ban
- Links to resources on the history of national and international efforts to ban all nuclear weapons testing. Includes resources on past American presidents' policies toward nuclear test bans.
History of Nuclear Power Plant Safety
- A time line covering the period from the 1940s to the present day and detailing the development of safety features, practices and systems in nuclear power plants. Includes bibliographic references.
History of Nuclear Weapons Testing
- A short history of nuclear testing around the world.
History of Pantex
- An account by a long time employee of the beginning and development of the Pantex plant which produces nuclear weapons. Part of a larger site that covers the current mission of Pantex.
History of the Plutonium Production Facilities at the Hanford Site Historic District, 1943-1990, Manhattan Project: 1943-1946, Cold War Era: 1947-1990
- A complete history of the development of the Hanford Reservation site during the Manhattan Project and the Cold War, covering the period from 1943 to 1990. Details the construction, operation and history of facilities on the reservation.
How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
- A paper done for a school project on the Cold War and the development of the hydrogen bomb. Includes an interview with Edward Teller, photographs, diagram of the Ulam/Teller design, quotes, a bulletin board, and resources.
How the Bomb Saved Soviet Physics
- The story of the development of the Soviet bomb and its effect on physics in the Soviet Union. Discusses the political pressures of Stalinist Russia on the study of physics and the conduct of the effort to produce a bomb.
Index of Nuclear Data
- Reports, tables, and statistics on nuclear stockpiles, strategic nuclear forces, and nuclear test programs of the United States, Russia, France, China, and Great Britain.
India and Pakistan Nuclear Testing
- Documents, commentary, and links on Indian and Pakistani nuclear weapons testing and nuclear arms proliferation in South Asia.
- An online exhibition of art reflecting the influence of the atomic age on society. Includes a section on the Hiroshima bombing anniversary and material showing the social and personal effects of living in the shadow of the bomb.
Inventors Online Museum presents War Inventions
- Section of a larger site on the invention of the atomic bomb. Has an article on Oppenheimer and the text of the announcement of the first atomic test and the announcement of the use of the bomb on Japan.
It Seems Like Yesterday - Winter 99: The Atomic Age
- A history of the Atomic Age of the 1950s. Includes links to a few feature articles from the 1950s that let the reader get an idea of the social impact of atomic weapons on American society.
Killing Our Own
- The full text of the book "KILLING OUR OWN: Chronicling the Disaster of America's Experience with Atomic Radiation, 1945-1982". A complete discussion of the repercussions of the US bomb development and production industry as well as medical radiology and civilian nuclear power.
- A museum about Igor Kurchatov, head of the USSR's A-bomb project, and Soviet nuclear weapons research. Provides virtual tours of Kurchatov's life and Soviet atomic research facilities.
Lawrence and His Laboratory
- Scientific history of the Ernest Orlando Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory's first 50 years (1931-1981).
Leo Szilard Online
- Leo Szilard (1898-1964) participated in the American Manhattan Project but afterwards became a leading critic of the Cold War nuclear arms race. Includes biographical information, documents, photos, audio, links.
Los Alamos Nuclear Laboratory - Research Library: History
- A collection of links from the Los Alamos Nuclear Laboratory on its role in the history of American nuclear weapons development.
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