Thursday, February 4, 2010

Wired: atomic bomb videos

Wired had a great posting of atomic bomb videos from the 1950s and 60s. Three of the eight videos were filmed at the Nevada Test Site, which is about 65 miles northwest of Las Vegas.

Both my grandfather and uncle worked at the site, shoveling radioactive dirt into the back of a truck. Both died of cancer. It's amazing how well those two events correlate.

This video shows the infrastructure tests (effect of detonation on houses, power stations, large buildings). It's pretty impressive.

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