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Did you know a Soviet physicist is behind all of America’s stealth technology?
Pyotr Ufimtsev didn’t know it, but his work would put him at the forefront of a new American industry: stealth technology and engineering.
Here’s how a physicist lit his cigarette with a nuclear-bomb explosion
There are all kinds of strange ways to light up a cigarette, from blowtorches to magnifying glasses. But few people on Earth have ever used as bizarre or overkill a method as devised by a Cold War physicist: the explosion of a nuclear bomb. On…
Why Albert Einstein begged the US to build an atomic bomb
On Aug. 2, 1939, one month before the outbreak of World War II, Albert Einstein, the famous German-born physicist, signed a two-page letter to US President Franklin D. Roosevelt that would help bring the US into the nuclear arms race and change the …