Ever since those fateful days in August 1945 when the United States dropped atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the world has known of the destructive power of nuclear weapons. The fearsome mushroom clouds and blood-curdling radioactive aftereffects decades later resonated deeply throughout several generations.
It’s been over 70 years since that horrifying time, and nuclear weapons development has progressed beyond the Cold War and the Second Nuclear Age. The United States, Germany and Russia aren’t the only world superpowers with atomic bomb projects.
There’s more of this out there than anyone can imagine.
Today, more than a dozen countries have nuclear defense systems in place and are capable of decimating a large part of the earth.
This animation shows just how far nuclear weapons have come.
The Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombing in 1945 instantly killed over 200,000 people. The fallout following the attacks downed tens of thousands more from radiation sickness and radiation-induced cancers.
Instantaneous meltdown just a button away.
Since then, nuclear weapons development has exponentially increased the destructive power to thousands of times more than those original bombs.
This despite the 1968 U.N. treaty to end the nuclear arms race and disarm nuclear weapons signed by over 60 countries.
Even in the face of the 1995 nuclear testing ban, it hasn’t stopped many nations from arming themselves with this kind of devastating power.
While no nuclear weapon-capable countries have fired any atomic explosives to attack another country since World War II, research and development continues.
The Big 9.
In fact, despite the U.N. ban, India exploded three nuclear devices in 1998 deemed six times more powerful than the Hiroshima bomb.
That same year, North Korea test-fired a nuclear missile over Japan.
Then tested another one in 2006, declaring itself the world’s eight nuclear weapons state.
Currently, the U.S. is the only country that possesses the missile range to target any place on earth. But over 30 countries around the world have the nuclear power enough to send unmanned aircraft to bomb any place they choose.
That’s more than enough atomic energy to destroy the earth.
World War III, and in fact, the destruction of civilization as we know it, is but a hair trigger away.
Lab-Grown Meat of the Future Is Not Far from Hitting Major Supermarkets
Are you open to trying alternative meats?
Bruce Friedrich, the executive director of DC-based nonprofit The Good Food Institute (GFI), has his eyes set on making more people consume lab-grown meat. The American organization not only has plans to make lab-grown plant-based and cell-cultured meat commercially available in the US. They're looking to go global, too.
GFI was founded only a year ago, but it has grown rapidly and has been active in promoting lab-grown meat, also called cultured meat, alternative meat, and 'clean meat.' Meat alternative companies are said to be more sustainable and environment friendly, and they are receiving nods, or at least increased curiosity, from today's health-conscious consumers.
Cultured meat is grown in cell culture, not inside animals.
The US Vs. Japan Giant Robot Battle Is Finally Happening This August
Fasten your seat belts, everyone. We’re in for a massive real-life robot fight!
Some of you may remember how we all went crazy when MegaBots, an American team of robot engineers, challenged Japanese robot maker Suidobashi Heavy Industries for a giant robot battle. This came as a huge news for all sci-fi fans who, of course, were excited about the thought of seeing a duel between two piloted metal fighters – just like in the movies, right?
The fight was delayed for some time to allow preparations for both parties. Well the long wait will be over pretty soon. According to a recent report, the epic battle will finally take place this August 2017.
Like we said before, its truly a terrific time to be alive as a sci-fi fan! If you grew up watching Transformers, Gundam, Voltron, and all those stuff, then this is definitely a dream come true for you. ...
Russia’s ‘Father of All Bombs’ Is Reportedly 4X Bigger Than US ‘Mother of All Bombs‘
Not to be outdone, Russia has a bigger, more destructive weapon at their disposal.
We’ve recently heard that shocking news that, for the first time ever, the United States decided to use the biggest bomb in their arsenal called the Massive Ordinance Air Blast (MOAB) or otherwise known as the “Mother of All Bombs”. The country used the 21,600-pound weapon against Islamic State forces in Afghanistan.
American officials were quick to point out that it was a nonnuclear bomb (“not even close to being a nuclear weapon,” said US Air Force official Dr. Adam Lowther) and that it is in no way a “symbol of escalation” regarding the conflict in Afghanistan.
Not to be outdone, Russia’s ‘Father of All Bombs’ (FOAB) is way bigger and more powerful than the MOAB.
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