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Footage of US nuclear tests published online

Posted on Saturday, 16 December, 2017 | Comment icon 18 comments

Weapons of mass destruction. Image Credit: YouTube / Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
The 62 newly declassified videos show nuclear bomb experiments being conducted between 1945 and 1962.
Released on Thursday by the Lawrence Livermore National Library in California, the chilling clips demonstrate the terrifying capabilities of the atomic bomb.

"We've received a lot of demand for these videos and the public has a right to see this footage," said nuclear weapon physicist Gregg Spriggs. "Not only are we preserving history, but we're getting much more consistent answers with our calculations."

Many of the recordings had degraded over time and required specialist techniques to restore.

"It's been 25 years since the last nuclear test, and computer simulations have become our virtual test ground. But those simulations are only as good as the data they're based on," said Spriggs.

"Accurate data is what enables us to ensure the stockpile remains safe, secure and effective without having to return to testing."

The newly released videos are available to view on YouTube - here.

Source: Russia Today | Comments (18)

Tags: Nuclear Weapon, Nuke

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #9 Posted by LucidElement on 18 December, 2017, 18:22
Ya sure just get rid of the military budget - We will invite ISIS in and North Korea should be a good time. Imagine a world without war....... imagine a big mac w/out the calories. Never going to happen. †
Comment icon #10 Posted by Scorpius on 19 December, 2017, 17:44
The U.S. has done over 1000 nuclear tests.† It has also tested more nukes than any country in the world. †† So when we complain about medical issues like cancer, we only need to look towards the countries that has tested the most in the world.† On a larger scale our world is like a vivarium--what comes around goes around.
Comment icon #11 Posted by geraldnewfie on 21 December, 2017, 4:56
ISIS was made by the USA hahaha, and north korea is a joke, why are they threatening just the USA, not canada or Australia?†
Comment icon #12 Posted by LucidElement on 22 December, 2017, 5:58
Agreed that US formed ISIS. And I hope you know why, the broad answer is clear as day. When we removed Saddam Hussein (who had no respect or patience for terroritsts) that sparked a whole new whirlpool.... but ISIS was formed as a branch of Al Queda ... they were members who were above and beyond that faction.. anyways , Isis is pretty much being shut down . Donít hear about beheadings or the devastating terror they were pulling over the last few years .
Comment icon #13 Posted by geraldnewfie on 27 December, 2017, 22:18
peace? or are they attacking to gain resources? like now north korea got about 10 trillion dollars of untapped resources and look USA is showing off their balls outside NK. and guess what no central bank in NK either......hmmm the clock tickens
Comment icon #14 Posted by Rlyeh on 28 December, 2017, 3:41
If you're going to bend over buy yourself some lube.
Comment icon #15 Posted by ChaosRose on 29 December, 2017, 2:42
When a place like North Korea is fixing to have nukes, I guess I'm glad we're not a place that doesn't.† I do wish everyone would just get along, though.†
Comment icon #16 Posted by Guyver on 29 December, 2017, 16:27
Hey, I have an idea.....let's travel to a remote place of pristine beauty, white sandy beaches, crystal blue waters, wonderful sea life and then just blow it all to hell with our black cloud of death.† Wee.† Doesn't this sound great? The world is filled with idiots.††
Comment icon #17 Posted by Sakari on 29 December, 2017, 16:43
You don't read the News much do you? I'll help you just a tiny bit..... P.S......Those Countries that raised their hands, that would be all 15 of the UN Security Council. I'll help you a bit more. China,Russia,France,UK,USA,Bolivia,Egypt,Ethiopia,Italy,Japan,Kazakhstan,Senegal,Sweden,Ukraine,Uruguay. Knowledge is good, you should read up on things.
Comment icon #18 Posted by pallidin on 29 December, 2017, 17:58
ISIS violently hates anyone and any country that does not adopt and fully support the grotesque Sharia law. †

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