manhattan projects

what each state is most known for
  • Alabama: racism
  • Alaska: cold, north, big
  • Arizona: hot, immigration
  • Arkansas: diamonds
  • California: surf, hollywood, big
  • Colorado: ski, mairjuana
  • Connecticut: not rhode island
  • Delaware: first state, “crossing it”
  • Florida, theme parks, oranges, hot
  • Georgia, peaches, peanuts
  • Hawaii: hawaii
  • Idaho: potatoes
  • Illinois: corn, corruption
  • Indiana: corn, better version of illinois
  • Iowa: corn, perhaps?
  • Kansas: the setting for the 2006 post-apocalyptic action-drama series jericho
  • Kentucky: the derby
  • Louisiana: new orleans, the bayou
  • Maine: like canada
  • Maryland: weird shape
  • Massachusetts: accents, 1776
  • Michigan: car manufacturing
  • Minnesota: lakes
  • Mississippi: racism, overweight (info from supersize me)
  • Missouri: st louis
  • Montana: big, empty
  • Nebraska: don’t know what this is, sorry
  • Nevada: vegas
  • New Hampshire: the one touching maine
  • New Jersey: we all know
  • New Mexico: manhattan project
  • New York: NY NY
  • North Carolina: better version of sc
  • North Dakota: new oil
  • Ohio: rust belt
  • Oklahoma: panhandle
  • Oregon: portland vibe
  • Pennsylvania: liberty bell, benjamin franklin
  • Rhode Island: smallest
  • South Carolina: fort sumter
  • South Dakota: mt rushmore
  • Tennessee: appalachia
  • Texas: remember
  • Utah: mormons, great salt
  • Vermont: the one not touching maine
  • Virginia: robert e lee
  • Washington: seattle needle
  • West Virginia: yikes, hunger games
  • Wisconsin: cheese
  • Wyoming: the capital is cheyenne and that is it
Women that have made history (and their signs)

Aries: Billie Holiday (African American jazz musician)

Taurus: Sandra Day O’Connor (first woman appointed to the United States Supreme Court)

Gemini: Chien Shiung Wu (Chinese American nuclear physicist that contributed to the Manhattan Project and is often recognized as the First Lady of Physics)

Cancer: Frida Kahlo (Mexican painter known for her powerful self-portraits and artwork)

Leo: Amelia Earhart (first female pilot to fly across the Atlantic Ocean solo)

Virgo: Mother Teresa (20th Century symbol of humanitarianism known for her charity work and dedication to the Catholic Church)

Libra: Eleanor Roosevelt (changed the role of the First Lady as an activist, politician, and diplomat)

Scorpio: Elizabeth Cady Stanton (early leader of the women’s rights movement and writer of the Declaration of Sentiments)

Sagittarius: Emily Dickinson (revolutionized the world of poetry with her unique and unconventional writing style)

Capricorn: Zora Neale Hurston (African American novelist and anthropologist that gained notoriety during the Harlem Renaissance)

Aquarius: Corazon Aquino (first female president not only in the Philippines but in all of Asia as well)

Pisces: Kate Sheppard (appears on New Zealand’s 10 dollar note as a result of being the country’s most famous suffragette)

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Manhattan Project Glass from Hanford, Washington

This glass was used at the Hanford Washington Manhattan Project location, one of the biggest and most undercover operations the United States military has ever done. It started during WWII in the late 30’s and went on through the cold war era. There were three main facilities around the nation that took part in the making of the first atomic bombs. At Hanford, they created the first plutonium ever to exist, which went into the Trinity bomb in New Mexico, the first man-made nuclear blast, and the plutonium for the Fat Man Bomb dropped on Nagasaki, Japan.

This piece is 70% lead with a deep yellow color. It comes on basalt pillar base, cut flat, polished top, core drilled with a LED light set into the stone to illuminate the specimen. The base is 8" in diameter and 34" tall.  Approximate weight of display is 200lbs.

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Pyro-Technic AN/M8 raygun

Manufactured for the US army with nuclear waste from the Manhattan project c.1942-46 - no serial number.
37mm plutonium-240 or uranium-238 cartridges, single shot top-break action, screwed-on focusing lens cap with chain lanyard.

This compact handgun proved very useful for the American soldiers on the occult front of WW2.

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Dark Lives Of 'The Radium Girls' Left A Bright Legacy For Workers, Science
Kate Moore's new book digs into the short, painful lives of the Radium Girls, who worked painting luminous dials on watches and clocks — and were poisoned by the glowing radium paint they used.

A new book details the lives of the Radium Girls: largely-forgotten women workers whose lobbying against the harms of then-little-understood radiation dangers may have saved the lives of hundreds – including many on the Manhattan Project.

This window is a piece of history taken from the most audacious weapons research in history, The Manhattan Project.

The pane of glass was a window used by scietists to safely observe the production of plutonium. At 16cm thick and being made of around 70% lead oxide it weighs a whopping 680kg.

Its yellow hue is down to its high lead oxide content and apparently acts more like a metal than glass, crumbling when broken and producing condensation when heated.

This pane is going up for auction and is expected to get $150,000 - $250,000 (US).

(Via Cnet)

Photo from “Butterfly Project 7/ULTRA”
In partnership with Lamborghini-Manhattan, NYC. And OCRFA. Photo exhibit, silent auction event. November 16th, 2016..Limited editions.

Waiting (Part One) (Stony Soulmate AU)

Welcome to the story! Be prepared for just crazy amounts of fluff. Just everywhere. Barely a plot, lovelies. Just Tony and Steve helplessly in love.

MASTERLIST HERE

Enjoy :)
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Prologue
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“D’ya think we’re soulmates, Buck?” Seventeen year old Steve asked idly, his small feet hanging off the edge of Bucky’s bed, kicking at the air.

“Why ya ask?” Bucky stopped halfway to putting his shirt on, looking over at his best friend in surprise. “What brought this up?”

“Jus’ thinkin’.” Steve shrugged. “My parents are soulmates  y’know? Mom always says it’s because her and dad were best friends. Aren’t we best friends?”

“Course we are.” Bucky frowned. “That don’t mean we’re soulmates.”

“You don’t wanna be my soulmate?” Steve asked, and his voice got quiet.

“Damn.” Bucky swore and flopped onto the bed next to him, nearly bouncing Steve’s ninety pound frame onto the floor. “Don’t do that, Stevie. It’s not that I don’t wanna be your soulmate. I’m jus’ not.”

“How do you know?” Steve challenged, dark blue eyes sparking. “They say you don’t know till you kiss someone.”

“What, Stevie, you wanna kiss me?” Bucky teased, but was taken aback when Steve flushed a deep red and looked away.

“Forget it.”

“Hey, hey come on.” Bucky reached for his friend and turned him onto his side easily. He had at least fifty pounds on the blond and even though he never used his strength to make Steve feel bad, he definitely used it to force the stubborn kid to listen.

“You know I don’t care about… about all that.” Bucky said with a short shrug, and Steve turned even redder. “You wanna kiss and see if we’re soulmates, let’s kiss.”

“Forget it.” Steve mumbled again and tried to move off the bed. “I’m gonna go.”

“You’re not gonna go.” Bucky argued and grabbed at his arm. “Come on, Stevie.” He toppled the smaller kid onto his chest and cupped his jaw. “Come on now.”

With a quick roll, Bucky pinned Steve to the bed and leaned over him. “Gonna kiss you real nice, alright? Let’s see bout this whole soulmate thing.”

Steve was trembling a little, even as his hands came up to grab at Bucky’s biceps. Bucky hated how weak the grip was, hated how hard this last winter had been on his friend.

“You alright?” He asked again, and Steve nodded quickly. “Alright, Stevie, come here.” Bucky dropped his head and gave him a gentle kiss, licking at his bottom lip until Steve opened wide beneath him with a desperate little pant. “Easy.” Bucky murmured and kissed him again. “How’s that?”

“Um.” Steve’s eyes opened slowly and Bucky smiled down at him, brushing some hair off his forehead. “I can see why the dames let you kiss them.” Steve finally said and Bucky raised an eyebrow.

“And…?”

“And…. nothing.” Steve touched his chest, over his heart where a soulmate mark was supposed to appear. “Nothing.”

“So not soulmates then.” Bucky actually looked a little disappointed. “That was my best kiss, Stevie, if that wasn’t enough to make us soulmates then–”

“–then I guess we’re just best friends.” Steve finished and shoved at Bucky’s shoulder playfully. “So get off.”

“Fine.” Bucky laughed and rolled off, reaching for his boots. “I got to get to work then.”

“Thanks Buck.” Steve was sitting up again, still looking a little sad.

“Stevie.” Bucky wrapped his arm around his thin shoulders. “Stevie one day you’re going to find your soulmate. He’s gonna be wonderful and sweet and at least half as handsome as me and–”

He?” Steve asked shakily. “Why would you say–”

“Hey I told you. I don’t care about all that.” Bucky emphasized. “Everybody else might but I don’t. So yeah, this soulmate of yours is gonna be great for you. He’ll find you, you just gotta wait. And if he’s not perfect to you, Stevie I’m gonna rip his candy ass apart. But he will be. He will be your whole heart, your entire reason for breathing, because that’s what soulmates are. Our heart. You’ll find him. Maybe just gotta wait a little.”

“Love you, Buck.” Steve mumbled and Bucky squeezed him.

“I’m with you always, Steve. Soulmates or not. Besides, this was your first kiss. I gotta make sure the next punk to kiss ya is just as good.”

“That’s a weird thing to say.” Steve rested his head on Bucky’s shoulder.

“Weirder than kissing my best friend to check a soulmate bond?” Bucky teased and Steve just blushed again. “I got to go.” Bucky jumped up, grabbing his work things. “Stick around all ya want, Stevie, I’ll be home tonight.”

“Thanks, Bucky.”

Steve glanced up long enough to catch one of those heart stopping winks from those light blue eyes and then Bucky was gone.

Steve flopped back on the bed and placed his hand over his lips. He hadn’t felt anything when Bucky kissed him. His very first kiss, and nothing. Barely even a spark and certainly not the flare that was supposed to accompany his soulmark.

But if it wasn’t Bucky, then who? Who else out there would love him?

He blinked back the tears at the thought of being this lonely forever, and took a deep breath, wincing when his chest hurt.

Whoever his soulmate was, Steve had a hard time believing he would run into them here in Brooklyn.

No, his soulmate might be out there, but they he was waiting somewhere far away.

Steve just didn’t know how to find him. And he didnt know how long he would have to wait.

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There’s something to be said about a comic that assembles a cast of some the most famous names in science, weaves a disturbingly funny alternate (or maybe just “secret”?) history of warfare and scientific exploration in the 20th century, and then grinds to a halt in order to spend an issue focusing on the humanity and friendship shared between an alien (Enrico Fermi) and an irradiated skeleton (Harry Daghlian).