Manhattan Project


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Manhattan Project

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1. (Historical Terms) (during World War II) the code name for the secret US project set up in 1942 to develop an atomic bomb. Also called: Manhattan District
2. (Nuclear Physics) (during World War II) the code name for the secret US project set up in 1942 to develop an atomic bomb. Also called: Manhattan District
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Noun1.Manhattan Project - a former United States executive agency that was responsible for developing atomic bombs during World War IIManhattan Project - a former United States executive agency that was responsible for developing atomic bombs during World War II
executive branch, Executive Office of the President - the branch of the United States government that is responsible for carrying out the laws
2.Manhattan Project - code name for the secret United States project set up in 1942 to develop atomic bombs for use in World War II
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Director of Los Alamos National Laboratory, of the Manhattan Project, father of the atomic bomb, communist, the man who ushered in nuclear warfare, the man who tried to stop nuclear warfare, all this is ground that has been plumbed.
Today, as nuclear fears again make headlines, we're still grappling with the destructive power that the Manhattan Project unleashed.
"It's leftover from the Manhattan Project from World War II.
After being relieved from the Manhattan Project, Groves was promoted to the status of Temporary Lieutenant General in January 1948.
Even today, the full scope of the Manhattan Project remains little known, and this book provides a concise introduction.
Christian first hears of the Manhattan Project when protesters at his great grandfather's funeral call him a killer, and Christian has no idea what to think.
One of the nuclear physicists on the Manhattan project was married to an artist named Martyl Kangsdorf.
Bohr instead got out of Denmark with the sketch, headed to Cambridge via Sweden, and then arrived at the Manhattan Project in 1943.
Manhattan, whose first season closed with a flourish in October, conveys the patriotic urgency and almost Prisoner-like paranoia of the Manhattan Project, particularly the dysfunction plaguing the underdog implosion research group, led by a character portrayed by a riveting john Benjamin Hickey.
New York (AirGuide - Inside Air Travel) Wed, Dec 17, 2014 - The site of last century's Manhattan Project, which produced the atomic bombs credited with ending World War II, could soon become a national park as a result of recently passed legislation.
The drama is set in a makeshift, desolate Southwestern desert community, one of several that sprang up as part of the Manhattan Project aiming to beat Nazi Germany to the bomb.
Within a matter of months, approximately 59,000 acres of farms and orchards, homesteads and hovels just south of the Black Oak Ridge hosted immense construction sites that became the home of supersecret facilities used to enrich uranium for the Manhattan Project. Kiernan chronicles the fascinating lives of some of the young women who lived and worked in this fenced-in town, helping to develop the first atomic bombs.

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