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On This Day — US Detonates First Thermonuclear Weapon (November 1, 1952)

“It’s a boy.” Telegram from Ed Teller to Dr. Elizabeth “Diz” Graves “The island of Elugelab is missing.” Gordon Dean — Chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission summarizing the events to President Eisenhower “I made one great mistake in my … Continue reading

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On This Day — France Becomes 5th Thermo-Nuclear Power [Canopus Test] (August 24 1968)

“I returned to civilization shortly after that and went to Cornell to teach, and my first impression was a very strange one. (…) I sat in a restaurant in New York, for example, and I looked out at the buildings and … Continue reading

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A SCIENTIFIC ANALYSIS OF NORTH KOREA SECOND NUCLEAR TEST (May 25 2009)

“We have successfully conducted another nuclear test on 25 May as part of the republic’s measures to strengthen its nuclear deterrent. (…) The results of the test helped satisfactorily settle the scientific and technological problems arising in further increasing the … Continue reading

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