How about the US Women’s Soccer team? That was some fantastic game against Japan. #USAvsJPN Did you watch it? Congrats to the whole team. And Carli Lloyd? Just amazing. This morning I woke thinking about her and how inspirational the entire team is. Reminded me of all the Saturday mornings I spent sitting in a beach chair watching my kids play recreational soccer. Those were good years and good memories.
See ya on the Net,
Barbara J. Feldman
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Manhattan Project Printable(** for Premium Members only)
The Manhattan Project (1939 – 1946) was a secret military research and development project to produce a nuclear weapon during World War II. The project began because it was feared that Nazi Germany was working on a similar plan. Some of the world’s best scientists, engineers and mathematicians participated in the Manhattan Project, which produced four atomic bombs. Two of these were dropped on Japan in 1945, resulting in their unconditional surrender.
American Museum of Natural History: The Manhattan Project
“In 1938, three chemists working in a laboratory in Berlin made a discovery that would alter the course of history: they split the uranium atom. The energy released when this splitting, or fission, occurs is tremendous — enough to power a bomb. But before such a weapon could be built, numerous technical problems had to be overcome.” Visit to read about the letter Albert Einstein wrote to U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt suggesting that the US work on an atomic bomb and Einstein’s reaction to the bombing of Hiroshima.
Atomic Archive: The Manhattan Project
“Beginning with the scientific developments of the pre-war years, the monograph details the role of United States government in conducting a secret, nationwide enterprise that took science from the laboratory and into combat with an entirely new type of weapon.” This 99-page site offers a detailed look at the Manhattan Project, starting with the Einstein letter of 1938 and ending with the creation of the Atomic Energy Commission in 1947.
Contra Costa County Office of Education: The Race to Build the Atomic Bomb
This is an excellent site, but suffers from an outdated design. The key to getting the most out of your visit is to understand that you need to scroll horizontally to view the content. Start with the timeline, then continue down the menu (scroll left to see the menu) to Competition, Exodus of Scientists, Physics, Those Responsible, and Research. The site also has lesson plans for teachers and a fantastic list of additional resources.
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“Knowledge rests on knowledge; what is new is meaningful because it departs slightly from what was known before.” ~~ Robert Oppenheimer ~~ (April 22, 1904 – February 18, 1967) American theoretical physicist, father of the atomic bomb. Click the link to read a biography of Robert Oppenheimer.
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