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A brief history of the atomic bomb
H.G. Wells’ “The World Set Free” imagined a bomb of terrifying, absolute power: a uranium-based hand grenade “that would explode indefinitely.” And the fantasy writer wasn’t so far from reality – the beginnings of the atomic bomb came only two and a half decades later. Atomic bombs have only been used twice in war. But with current tensions between the U.S. and North Korea escalating, it’s worth asking how we got here.
'Space Force' could be the first new American military branch in 71 years01:57
Like a rolling stone: A surveillance robot that can travel on any terrain01:17
Building consciousness: How Westworld's sentient robots could become a reality05:19
Lab-to-table: How synthetic food went from flavorings to hamburgers02:36
NASA’s bold new plan to keep the ISS in orbit02:03
Have you ever wondered how your pet sees the world?01:31