Science: Freak Effect

Dr. David Bradley is a physician (not a physicist) who attended the Bikini atom-bomb tests in 1946 and wrote the atomic scare-book, No Place to Hide. Last week, more scared than ever, he told an audience at Trinity College in Hartford, Conn, that one of the recent atomic explosions in Nevada was 500 times more powerful than a conventional (or Model-T) Abomb. Therefore, reasoned Bradley, it must have been a hydrogen bomb. He based both premise and conclusion on the fact that the bomb broke windows in Las Vegas, nearly ten times farther from...

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