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Manhattan Project


from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • proper n. A former US agency that was responsible for developing atomic bombs during World War II.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. code name for the secret United States project set up in 1942 to develop atomic bombs for use in World War II
  • n. a former United States executive agency that was responsible for developing atomic bombs during World War II


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  • The Manhattan Project is another good example, just so it's clear that the end isn't always strictly peaceful. recent conversation between Jay Rosen & Glenn Greenwald about Jim Webb talks about the nature of leadership like this:


  • Dr. H.P. Yockey, physicist, information theorist and contributor to the Manhattan Project

    A Reasonable Argument for God's Existence

  • It's not enough that Manhattan Project chief Robert Oppenheimer's eyes seem to brighten after the bomb has droppped; you also have to see his rival Edward Teller's gaze begin to dull and sag over the years.

    Travis Korte: 'Gunslinger': The Rebirth of a Great Blog

  • Robert Oppenheimer, the director of the Manhattan Project and so-called Father of the Atomic Bomb, who had had his security clearance revoked in 1954 after a loyalty-security hearing revealed his Communist ties.

    A Covert Affair

  • Many of the scientists and government officials didn't want to see their jobs end; corporations which were Manhattan Project contractors, notably General Electric and Westinghouse, didn't want to see their contracts ended.

    Karl Grossman: Nuclear Power Can Never Be Made Safe

  • Robert Oppenheimer, who as director of the Manhattan Project oversaw the development of the first nuclear bomb, Mr. Adams spent nearly four years researching and thinking about the topic.

    Busting Out of Musical Lockdown

  • Said Folds: "Ten thousand people knew about the Manhattan Project and they kept it quiet."

    A Bigger Sing-Off This Fall: More Episodes! More Groups! More Musical Genres!

  • Nuclear fission is a by-product of the Manhattan Project which developed enriched uranium and plutonium for nuclear weapons.

    President Obama: Nuclear Power Is Neither "Safe" nor "Clean

  • Joan Hinton, a onetime prep school student and ski instructor who worked on the Manhattan Project to build an atomic bomb during World War II, then moved to China and spent the rest of her life as a devoted follower of Mao Zedong, died June 8 at a hospital in Beijing.

    Joan Hinton, worked on Manhattan Project and became devoted Mao follower, dies at 88

  • One of his closest friends from the University of Arizona went on to become a nuclear scientist at Los Alamos National Laboratory, once home to the Manhattan Project and still one of the two federal facilities that work on nuclear arms.

    GOP's Kyl Is Courted on Nuclear Treaty


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