Nuclear Slide Rules

10 February 2012

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, Printed Pages, Here and Nicer Tuesdays. Rob left It’s Nice That in June 2015.

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