Monday, March 07, 2011

The Bomb: Time lapse study of a 20thC insanity

This video excludes the controversial 1979 Vela incident. Since 1998, there are a couple more to add from North Korea, bringing the total nuclear weapons tests to 2053 (and nuclear explosions to 2055).

Most nations have now signed the 1996 Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban treaty (though the US has not ratified it).

It is possible to tell the age of someone born in the second half of the twentieth century simply from the distribution of the C14 isotope in their brain cells.


psychodougie said...

it's eerily hypnotic.

byron smith said...

The cost maintaining the US nuclear arsenal runs into tens of billions annually and provides fewer jobs per dollars spent than any other budget item.

byron smith said...

Guardian: Nuclear weapons - an accident waiting to happen. Some alarming near misses.