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  • osmanthus
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Things that make ya go boom
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XnrLY-phipw&list=PLvGO_dWo8VfcmG166wKRy5z-GlJ_OQND5&index=2

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After collecting dust in high-security vaults for more than 65 years, hundreds of reels of film showing Cold War nuclear bomb tests have been declassified by the United States.

From 1945 to 1962, the United States detonated more than 210 nuclear bombs, with multiple cameras capturing each explosion at around 2,400 frames per second.

For decades, about 10,000 of these films have been locked away, sitting idle, scattered across the US in high-security vaults. Until now.

A team from the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has worked for the last five years on finding, declassifying and preserving the films' content before it was lost forever.

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To date, the team has located around 6,500 of the estimated 10,000 films created during atmospheric testing.

Around 4,200 films have been scanned, 400 to 500 have been reanalysed and around 750 have been declassified.

Even more exciting, the public can now watch some of these declassified films on the LLNL's YouTube playlist.
  • Last Edit: March 16, 2017, 03:38:24 PM by osmanthus
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Good thing they recovered these, a period of history that will never be repeated.  Let's hope the Russians, Brits, French and Chinese follow to compete on social media.

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And in another entertaining way to make things explode:

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Four people are dead and more than a dozen are being treated for serious injuries following an explosion in St Lucia's north yesterday evening. It occurred at a quarry as workers welded a container carrying dynamite.

Read more: http://www.caribbean360.com/news/deadly-explosion-st-lucia#ixzz4cBJ5NCIQ
Remember boys and girls: don't try to weld steel boxes full of dynamite at home.
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Darwin Award coming up.
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