Nuclear Slide Rules

Date
10 February 2012
Reading Time
1 minute read

From the smug vantage point of the early 21st Century, it’s easy to forget that not that long ago the threat of nuclear destruction was a part of everyday life. These radiation monitoring chats were mostly developed in the 1950s and 1960s and are beautiful examples of how to render complex calculations in a meaningful and readable way. Collected together on the Oak Ridge Associated Universities website they are haunting historical record of a time when the fear of a nuclear holocaust was a humdrum part of our grandparents’ lives.

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Rob Alderson

Rob joined It’s Nice That as Online Editor in July 2011 before becoming Editor-in-Chief and working across all editorial projects including itsnicethat.com, Printed Pages, Here and Nicer Tuesdays. Rob left It’s Nice That in June 2015.

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