Monday, December 18, 2017

More haunting declassified scans of nuclear weapons test videos released



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(Source: arstechnica.com)

This week, scientists at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) released another 62 declassified nuclear explosion test videos on the lab's YouTube channel.

The 📹videos depict atmospheric nuclear tests carried out by the 🇺🇸US between 1945 and 1962. Often, the detonations were filmed by as many as 50 different cameras at different angles, locations, and frame speeds. Over time, the US military racked up some 10,000 films from 210 tests😲

The films sat in storage for decades until nuclear physicist Gregg Spriggs was asked to model the effects of nuclear explosions.

The video-scanning project has required the expertise of rare film expert Jim Moye, who cleans the films and scans them 2⃣ times in a professional film scanner in order to capture the most exact gradations of color and black and white possible.

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