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Scientists Shot Neutrons at Everything… Then Nuclear Energy Happened (Part 1 of 3)

Discussions of nuclear energy and weapons are everywhere today, but how was nuclear fission even discovered?

Part 2 of 3 ft. Physics Girl (!!!) – https://youtu.be/gS8ImUjBjDE
Part 3 of 3 – https://youtu.be/-RHrZdOwblg

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A Legacy of Ashes: The Uranium Mines Of Eastern Germany

“They were once shrouded with the secrecy of the Wismut uranium mines, begun in the first fever of Stalin’s drive for atomic weaponry and for years the largest supplier of uranium for Moscow’s nuclear effort.”

Introduction: The Nuclear Age
https://www.newscientist.com/article/dn9956-introduction-the-nuclear-age/
“The Earth exploded into the nuclear age on 16 July 1945. On that day, the US tested a completely new type of weapon in the New Mexico desert.”

December 1938: Discovery of Nuclear Fission
https://www.aps.org/publications/apsnews/200712/physicshistory.cfm
“Trying to explain a puzzling finding made by nuclear chemist Otto Hahn in Berlin, Meitner and Frisch realized that something previously thought impossible was actually happening: that a uranium nucleus had split in two.”

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