Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Hiroshima Visualized

Even viewed as abstractions the data have a forceful impact.  

Hiroshima Mushroom 

Hiroshima Mushroom Mathew Lucas.
 
In the whole of human history thus far, nuclear weapons have been used in anger exactly twice. Sixty-eight years ago today an American B-29 bomber named Enola Gay dropped Little Boy, the first atomic bomb ever used in war, on the Japanese city of Hiroshima. Between 90,000 and 166,000 people were killed by the bomb, some in the initial blast and others later through radiation poisoning. The scale of devastation is hard to comprehend.
 
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