Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Submarines Nuclear Throw Update and a Hiroshima Survivor's Remarks Become Our Quote of the Week

The updated chart below shows Russia's dated advantage in sub launched ballistic missile ranges, but also adds China.

The November 2007 issue of Scientific American features The Nuclear Threat A look at strike capabilities worldwide, and how a bomb would affect single cities and people. By Mark Fischetti [contributing editor to Scientific American, and co-author of Weaving the Web with Sir Timothy John Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web with the help of (not Al Gore) Robert Cailliau.]

Fischetti's SciAm article presents gripping perspectives and graphics (e.g. what a one megaton detonation over Manhattan would likely do). His article is available online here for you.

Quote of the Week (also from the article)
"I have been hospitalized 10 times by radiation diseases, three times ... my family called to my bedside. I have to admit I am getting bored with death.”
Hiroshima survivor Sanao Tsuboi, quoted by Torcuil Crichton in “Hiroshima: The Legacy,” U.K. Sunday Herald; July 31, 2005.

Below is historic YouTube footage from Fredrik of various atomic detonations; vintage, colorful, or awesome:

Hugo Chavez must be beside himself...



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