Understanding nuclear weapons.via ilovecharts.tumblr.com
Did the ancient Greek inventor Archimedes build a solar-powered steam cannon that fired flaming projectiles? It's been suggested he did, and below is a graphical reconstruction of how it might of worked.via www.newscientist.com
This represents the 7 most powerful nuclear weapons tests by the Superpowers during the Cold War.
At remote locations in the South Pacific at Bikini Atoll and the Novaya Zemlya archipelago in the Artic Ocean, the USSR and US of A tested higher and higher megaton yield nukes at the peak of the arms race
The largest, a hydrogen bomb tested by Russia, was known as Tsar Bomba (also rds-220 and big ivan).
At 58 megatons, the equivalent of 58 million cubic tons of TNT, it was 1400 times the explosive force of Hiroshima - against which all the explosions in the above graphic are bench-marked.via www.flickr.com
An in-depth look at which countries have the most active warheads, where nuclear weapon tests have been conducted, and on the flip side, which countries in the world do without any type of armed forces at all.