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Rare Project Photos Show The Birth Of The Atomic Age

Rare Project Photos Show The Birth Of The Atomic Age

The US Department Of Energy posted 21 photos onto its Flickr page a few weeks ago about Chicago Pile-1, the site of the first human-made, self-sustaining nuclear reaction, located in Chicago.

The Atomic Bomb’s Golden Detonator

The Atomic Bomb’s Golden Detonator

When the nuclear bomb was being developed, no detonator precise or reliable enough to set it off existed. So, researchers at Los Alamos National Labs built one that was and dubbed it the Exploding-Bridgewire Detonator.