The Manhattan Project was the crash government project, which occurred from 1942 – 1946, whose purpose was to develop a nuclear bomb. It succeeded on 16 July 1945 at the Trinity Test in New Mexico and went on to produce the two atomic bombs which leveled the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki during WWII. Read more about it.
Monthly Archive: June 2009
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This post talks about the Easter Island – an isolated but famous island in the Pacific Ocean. This island has been famous for its giant stone statues called moai. This post describes when the island was discovered and who discovered it, the civilization, how the civilization collapsed, and the mysteries stories behind the two gigantic head statues.
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Wouldn’t it be nice if we could harness all the ground level ozone, the gas emitted by automobiles and burning fossil fuels that causes smog and subsequent health problems, and release it into to the atmosphere to reverse ozone depletion? In theory, this is possible but the logistics of doing so are extremely complicated and would yield no significant results. It is possible however to reverse ozone depletion in other ways, but this involves the lifestyle and political changes of countries worldwide.
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