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  • J. Robert Oppenheimer: The Father Of The Atomic Bomb

    What facet of J. Robert Oppenheimer’s life led to the prominence of the person we know as “The Father of the Atomic Bomb”? Perhaps his prominence is best explained through his work on The Manhattan Project. Oppenheimer and his coworkers worked tirelessly to produce a history altering advance in warfare -- known as the atomic bomb, warranting the nickname “The Father of the Atomic Bomb”. Perhaps Oppenheimer’s prominence is a direct reflection of his academic schooling and his intellect.…

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  • The Atomic Bomb: The Cause Of The Cold War

    “Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds” (J. Robert Oppenheimer) was what was said by one of the leading scientist in the United States’ process of creating the atomic bomb. During the second World War, desperation to win and end the war led to an international rush to make the first atomic bomb. The bomb was the weapon that was thought to be the weapon and the key to winning any war. In the United States’ effort to create this atomic weapon, the Manhattan Project was founded by…

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  • Pros And Cons Of Nazi Germany's Nuclear Experiments

    Nazi Germany had outfitted itself very effectively for conflict. The technology they possessed was superior to the United States on many fronts. Tanks that could make quick work of ours, and fighters planes with jet engines that were immensely superior to propellers. While this gave Germany an advantage, they also knew that they were not infallible. With this in mind they began nuclear experiments, putting the United States in a fever when they heard about it. When Germany learned how to split…

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  • Essay On Spray Knockdown System

    During my time at Sandia National Laboratories, I interned under the department of WMD Threats and Aerosol Science. I saw men and women using their scientific and engineering backgrounds to study and understand systems that can be used to counteract chemical and biological weapons of mass destruction. It was incredible to see and work on various projects that allowed for counter-terrorism. One of the biggest projects I worked on was our "Spray Knockdown System" it is a massive, almost…

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  • The Pros And Cons Of Parallel Computing

    A traditional computer simply executes a sequence of commands in a single order - like oxen plowing a field. But, according to Blaise Barney of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, parallel computing works by partitioning a problem into multiple tasks which can be done at the same time. For example, your graphics processor may render each section of the screen separately or a signal processing program might apply multiple…

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  • Research Paper On Neon

    non-metal and also a noble gas. The start of the element, Neon, was when a Scottish chemist named William Ramsay discovered Neon, Krypton, and Argon, which are all noble gasses ("Periodic Table of Elements: Los Alamos National Laboratory." Periodic Table of Elements: Los Alamos National Laboratory). For this achievement, William Ramsay won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry. Another person who helped Sir William Ramsay discover Neon and a couple other periodic elements classified as noble gases was…

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  • The Manhattan Project: The Creation Of Nuclear Weapons

    The United States was at war with the Axis powers of World War Two. Rumors that Germany was developing a weapon with destructive force that was yet unseen by the world. Such a device could give them the edge to win the war against the allies. This rumor triggered fear with American scientists and physicists and caused president Roosevelt to create a project to research and develop their own weapon before the Nazis. The Manhattan project was created to research and develop technology with the…

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  • The Importance Of Chemistry In Daily Life

    simulations include all aspects of chemistry and help to speed up the pace of theoretical chemistry. The first computer simulation of a liquid took place in 1953 at the Los Alamos National Laboratories (Hinechliffe, 2006, p. vi) and is considered to be influential in the field of computational chemistry. This success at Los Alamos laid the foundation for the simulation techniques that are used by computational chemists today (Allen & Tildesley, 1989, p. 2). In spite of this early success…

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  • Argumentative Essay: The Controversy Of Nuclear Weapons

    3 May 2017. Roberts, Brad. The Case for U.S. Nuclear Weapons in the 21St Century. Stanford Security Studies, 2015. EBSCOhost. 3 May 2017. Younger, Stephen. “Nuclear weapons in the twenty first century.” Associate Laboratory Director of Nuclear Weapons. Los Alamos National Laboratory. June. 2000. Web. 03 May. 2017. “Spending on nuclear weapons.” Chart. ICAN. International campaign to abolish…

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  • Goldstine And Von Neumann Essay

    Continuing on EDVAC’s model with some minor upgrades, copies were made and expanded to different locations in order to understand its architecture. Later AVIDAC was recreated at Argonne National Laboratory, JOHNNIAC at the RAND Corporation, ILLIAC at the University of Illinois, MANIAC at Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory, ORDVAC at Aberdeen Proving Grounds. Von Neumann’s legacy was represented by the IAS-class computers built around the world during the 1950s for commercial and government use.…

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