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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2016) 46 (2): 119–153.
Published: 01 April 2016
... novel tools it relied upon, and the unusual scientific careers to which it gave rise. © 2016 by the Regents of the University of California 2016 atomic energy agricultural experiment station Brookhaven National Laboratory Cold War large technological systems plant breeding radiation...
Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2015) 45 (3): 397–446.
Published: 01 June 2015
...Eugene Cittadino In the late 1950s Paul Sears, director of the nation’s first graduate program in conservation, was called upon to join a special committee of leading scientists and engineers to advise the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission on its Plowshare program. Project Plowshare, a creation of...
Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2014) 44 (5): 470–502.
Published: 01 November 2014
...Simone Turchetti After World War II had ended, Italy, not unlike other developed countries, held the ambition to establish an atomic energy program. The Peace Treaty of 1947 forbade its administration from seeking to acquire atomic weaponry, but in 1952 a national research committee was set up to...
Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2013) 43 (4): 492–530.
Published: 01 September 2013
...Rachel Rothschild The U.S. military first sponsored ecological research during World War II to monitor the release of radioactive effluent into waterways from plutonium production. The Atomic Energy Commission later expanded these investigations to include studies of radioactive fallout at the...
Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2012) 42 (1): 1–29.
Published: 01 February 2012
...Megan Barnhart Sethi Immediately following World War II, atomic scientists and their colleagues in other disciplines formed the Federation of American Scientists (FAS) and dedicated themselves to increasing public knowledge about atomic energy and the need for international control. FAS scientists...