Showing posts with label atomic bomb. Show all posts
Showing posts with label atomic bomb. Show all posts

Friday, August 19, 2011

360 View of Hiroshima After the Atomic Bomb

360 Cities, a provider of high quality panoramic images, recently published 360 degree imagery of Hiroshima, Japan as it looked right after the United States dropped an atomic bomb on it. You can view the imagery as I've embedded it below or click here to see it full-screen on the 360 Cities website.

Hiroshima after the Atomic Bomb (3 of 5) by Harbert F Austin Jr in Japan

H/T to Open Culture for the imagery. 

For more resources about atomic bombs and WWII, check out the following resources:
The Science and Technology of WWII
Nagasaki Archive
Capturing the Atom Bomb on Film
Measure the Impact of Atomic Bombs

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Capturing the Atom Bomb on Film

Capturing the Atom Bomb on Film is an audio slideshow from The New York Times. The slideshow features the voice of George Yoshitake who is one of the few remaining photographers who attempted to capture on film the atomic bomb tests run by the US Government between 1945 and 1962. The slideshow contains twenty-two images in all.

Applications for Education
There is a set of seven images in Capturing the Atom Bomb on Film that really demonstrate the power of nuclear bombs. In those seven images (slides 14-20) show how a nuclear explosion produces enough heat to almost instantly incinerate a school bus. Some of the other images in the slideshow along with Mr. Yoshitake's narration demonstrate how little was known about the effects of atomic bombs in the early days of their development.

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