Ivy Mike, the first thermonuclear bomb, evaluated in 1952 on the Marshall islands was equivalent to 22,928,077,120 pounds of explosive trinitrotoluene (TNT) (1). The hydrogen bomb is said to be 1,000 times more powerful than the atomic bomb (1). ‘Ivy King was the largest atomic bomb exploded by the United States, dropped from a bomber plane at Runit Island in the Enewetak Atoll, on November 16, 1952, resulting in a 1,000,000,000 pound blast (2). However, when the hydrogen bombs, nicknamed the ‘Tsar Bomba’ was dropped by Russia at a bay in the Arctic Circle on October 30, 1961, it was declared the most powerful nuclear weapon ever detonated, at 110,231,131,092.5 pounds of explosive trinitrotoluene or TNT
In today’s perspective, California has 39.25 million people, so they would then have an additional 16.95 million added onto it. California would then have 56.2 million people. The population in California keeps on growing and growing until there is no more gold. “By August 1848, 4,000 gold miners were in the area, and within a year about 80,000 “forty-niners” (as the fortune seekers of 1849 were called) had arrived at the California Goldfields. By 1853 their numbers had grown to 250,000.
The Iceman, one of our first ancestors, lived a very advanced life for that time period and was murdered because of an occurring war. Suzie Q, an intern at the Louisiana Laboratory, brings to our attention that the 25th anniversary of the Iceman discovery is just around the corner. To remember the day the Iceman was found, three authentic artifacts will be displayed at the Museum of Ancestral History. It is mandatory that all students visit the museum and view all of the artifacts by the date the Iceman was discovered, September 19th. The Iceman was found in the year 1991, 10,000 feet high in the Italian Alps.
There are people who believe that the entire moon landing was “ The greatest government conspiracy of all time”. But the question is; why would they do that? What would be the reason for a government, who wants their country to trust them, to fake such an incredible event? After World War II drew to a close in the mid-20th century, both the US and
Weapons of mass destruction and disarmament form one of the toughest challenges for the world today. One of the most dangerous weapons on the earth are nuclear weapons. A whole city can be destroyed, millions can be killed and there can be long term effects. The world still hasn’t forgot the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in World War 2, 1945. Even though nuclear weapons have been used only twice until now, the fear of large scale mass destruction still looms as 2000 nuclear tests have been conducted till now.
The term commercialized meaning people were paying Hall tens of thousands of dollars for him to safely guide them to the top. Hall was a highly respected climber with an impressive resume that included summiting all 7 of the tallest mountains on each continent, in just 7 months. So when he announced his idea of guiding people to the top of Everest, other famous climbers started to join in. Rob Hall and his climbing partner Guy Cotter started Adventure Consultants, a climbing company dedicated to training and guiding clients to the tallest peaks in the world, including Everest. Hall’s career as business owner was short lived however.
GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE A Specification of the Bridge: In 1994, the Golden Gate Bridge was declared one of the 7 wonders of the modern world, today it is still one of the most famous structures in the world. Construction began in 1933 some people worried it would cost too much, other people worried it wouldn’t be safe but by hiring clever engineers and designers with the use of advanced technology nothing is impossible, according to Kevin Starr (2010) "The Golden Gate Bridge ... offers enduring proof that human beings can alter the planet with reverence" . In 1937, it was completed it only took four years to build it and it became the longest bridge and the tallest bridge in the world. The figure shows a general view of Golden Gate Bridge at night. Wikimedia Commons.
In 1903 Curie won her first Nobel prize, in physics. 1. She was given this award with her husband Pierre, and Henri Becquerel for their work in establishing the field of atomic physics. a. After finishing her degrees, Marie was prompted to begin working with samples of uranium after Henri Becquerel discovered that it casts off rays.
Approximately 100,000 heart valve replacements are performed each year in the U.S. It is estimated that patients requiring heart valve replacements will be tripled from 290,000 in 2003 to 850,000 by 2050 (Yacoub and Takkenberg 2005). It is estimated that 5 million patients in India are suffering from heart valve disease and every year 50, 000 new patients are diagnosed with heart valve disease. Heart valves may become impaired either due to tightening of the valve preventing forward flow of blood which
Many said that in 1921 Fall had coerced President Harding to transfer power over two of the nation’s most important oil reserves, Elk Hills in California and Teapot Dome in Wyoming, from the Navy Department to the Department of the Interior. He later leased the oil reserves to his friends: Harry F. Sinclair of Sinclair Oil Corporation (Teapot Dome) and Edward L. Doheny of Pan American Petroleum and Transport Company (Elk Hills). While some say him leasing the reserves were illegal, other say it was legal because of the Mineral Leasing
Despite all the efforts being put into restoring this village, there was still one major problem the government of Colombia had this volcano was still and is still very active. Since the 1985 eruption of Nevado Del Ruiz there has continued to be active since that devastating explosion. Recent activity can be dated as recent as July 13 of this year! (VolcanoDiscovery, 2015) According to scientists, the current magmatic system of Nevado del Ruiz is controlled by 3 magma chambers: one with basaltic magma at approx. 10 km depth, a second one with cooler and more silica-rich magma at 5 km and a near-surface one at 2 km depth with an intermediate magma (VolcanoDiscovery,
In Edmond Oklahoma, there was a big earthquake, which provoked residents to sue the company for $28 million in damages. Fracking has changed daily Oklahoman’s lives, from their property to their income. Fracking History In 1907, when the first oil well was drilled, which was before statehood, the abundance of oil seemed to draw everyone to Oklahoma, to make a small fortune in oil. Tulsa, Oklahoma, which was once dubbed the oil capital of the world, has a small structure still dedicated to its oil days, the Golden Driller, pictured below. Before 2009 Oklahoma went from 2 earthquakes a year, To 2 a day.
In 1962, the mills shut down completely. In the late 1960’s, the investors built a huge hotel in the community. “Today, Quechee Lakes Resort is one of New England’s finest resorts for seasonal and year-round owners” (“Quechee History”). The Vermont Institute of Natural Science is nearby, and attracts over 200,000 visitors per year (“Quechee History”).
The volcano I pick was Mt Mauna Loa. This volcano has erupted about 32 times for the eruption of 1984. Mauna Loa is about 600,000- 1 million years old and hasn’t erupted as much as Kilauea and when it erupts it produces huge rivers of lava and threatens towns nearby. Mauna Loa is the second tallest volcano in the world. The elevation is 13,679 feet high.