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Tracing The Atomic Age

Mar 20, 2014

If you want drama, the story of how we developed atomic energy has it. From the novelty of X-rays to the destructive power unleashed in Hiroshima, to a major energy source — all the up and downs are there. 

The Atomic Age prompted many themed products-- some more dangerous than others.
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On Thursday's Up to Date, we talk with an author who has traced the details of these events and many in-between to construct a history of the atomic age. We look at how scientists managed to get from Marie Curie’s discovery to the Manhattan Project and beyond. 


  • Craig Nelson, author of The Age of Radiance: The Epic Rise and Dramatic Fall of the Atomic Era