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// Secret Israeli Bomb: Why did they keep it a secret?

Secret Israeli Bomb: Why did they keep it a secret?

Officially, Israel has never confirmed or denied possession of nuclear weapons. But in 1999, the US Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) concluded that Israel had produced approximately over 80 warheads and is estimated to have produced fissile material sufficient for 115 to 190 warheads. In the following summarizing video blogpost there are explainations how Israel could […]

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// The Name is Bomb, James Bomb

4
Feb
The Name is Bomb, James Bomb

Nowadays, one can obtain a lot of influence on public thinking through systematic use of mass media. Likewise, this very blogpost you are just reading is going for the same purpose by the way. But still you are on this very site by free will and its your ungoing choice to stay tuned or just […]

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// Facts from the production process of the tablet game First Strike.

 
3
Feb
Facts from the production process of the tablet game First Strike.

Another three pillars of our Game Development were code including the artificial intelligence, graphic design and production process. Urs Breton, Diego Borellini & Moritz Gerber tell a few anecdotes and details out of the development of First Strike.

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// Nuclear Suppliers Group and Friends

Nuclear Suppliers Group and Friends

On 24 November 2013 Iran agreed on a deal with six world powers over its nuclear program: The Geneva interim agreement on Iranian nuclear program, officially titled Joint Plan of Action, consists of a short-term freeze of parts of Iranian’s nuclear program in exchange for decreased economic sanctions on Iran, as well as a continuing […]

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// Berlin Sessions 2014 on Disarmament

22
Jan
Berlin Sessions 2014 on Disarmament

In the nuclear weapons issue – and the issue of weapons of mass destruction in general – the main stage is the field of international politics. It is kind of like a play: We have the actors which are divided in different roles. The main roles are represented by the states and their actions and […]

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// First Strike, a fast-paced, real-time strategy game for tablets.

 
9
Jan
First Strike, a fast-paced, real-time strategy game for tablets.

Nuclear war is an enormous field to expand on! From the beginning we wanted to design just with tablets and touch displays in our minds. We wanted to have the player to hold the world in their hand. Game Designer Jeremy Spillmann tells you how we developed First Strike.

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// Underground Nuclear Testing

7
Jan
Underground Nuclear Testing

After the ban on surface tests of nuclear devices due to the increased radiation (read article on Nuclear Test Ban Treaties) there was still one way to test the functionality of an atomic bomb: underground testing. Underground testing was allowed, provided that it does not cause “radioactive debris to be present outside the territorial limits […]

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// Nuclear Playoff (it takes two to tango)

Nuclear Playoff (it takes two to tango)

During Cold War most of the public attention was given on the political struggles between the  U.S. and the former Soviet Union. Both were not only agents of an aggressive expansion conflict  in the territorial-political space but also a vehemently fought contestation over economical and moral superiority. Both represented from their own point of view […]

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// Nuclear Test Ban Treaties

Nuclear Test Ban Treaties

By the threat of increasing data on radioactive fallout  as a result of atmospheric nuclear weapons testing, the inititative was made to ban further tests in three common used areas: underwater, on the ground’s surface and in the atmosphere. As showed in the following chart, atmospheric nuclear weapon tests almost doubled the concentration of carbon-14 […]

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// The Tsar bomba – Biggest blast ever (50 mega tons of TNT)

13
Dec
The Tsar bomba – Biggest blast ever (50 mega tons of TNT)

On July 1961, the Soviet leadership under Premier Nikita Khrushchev decided to break a de facto moratorium with the U.S. that had existed since the conclusion of the last test series on both sides in 1958 (with even some intentions to formal limitations on nuclear testing). At the meeting with his nuclear weapons scientists he […]

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