Willard Frank Libby December 17, — September 8, was an American physical chemist noted for his role in the development of radiocarbon dating , a process which revolutionized archaeology and palaeontology. For his contributions to the team that developed this process, Libby was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in A chemistry graduate of the University of California, Berkeley , from which he received his doctorate in , he studied radioactive elements and developed sensitive Geiger counters to measure weak natural and artificial radioactivity. After the war, Libby accepted professorship at the University of Chicago 's Institute for Nuclear Studies , where he developed the technique for dating organic compounds using carbon He also discovered that tritium similarly could be used for dating water, and therefore wine.
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Hydrogen Bomb vs. Atomic Bomb: What's the Difference?
Regional seats of government or RSG s were the best known aspect of Britain's civil defence preparations against nuclear war. In fact, however, naming conventions changed over the years as strategies in Whitehall changed. In the aftermath of the nuclear attack on Hiroshima and the Soviet Union's development of the atom bomb , it was clear that London could not survive a nuclear bombardment. Although considerable effort still went into secret construction of military citadels under London , the solution was to disperse the machinery of government into small pieces in the provinces, where there would be a greater chance of survival.
The United States conducts the first airborne test of an improved hydrogen bomb, dropping it from a plane over the tiny island of Namu in the Bikini Atoll in the Pacific Ocean on May 20, The successful test indicated that hydrogen bombs were viable airborne weapons and that the arms race had taken another giant leap forward. However, early bombs were large and unwieldy affairs that were exploded from the ground. The practical application of dropping the weapon over an enemy had been a mere theoretical possibility until a successful test in May The hydrogen bomb dropped over Bikini Atoll was carried by a B bomber and released at an altitude of more than 50, feet.