The Unexpected Outcomes of the Manhattan Project
Abigail Malate, Staff Illustrator with Manhattan Project Emblem (Public Domain)
(Inside Science) -- The Manhattan Project was one of the largest and most ambitious scientific ventures of all time, and it brought the power of the atom to humanity. Some of its direct and indirect outcomes are obvious -- for example, the destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and the development of nuclear power. But it also affected science and society in ways that few would have predicted. Here, we present a small sampling of the institutions and developments that can trace their origins to the Manhattan Project.
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