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The new supercomputer behind the US nuclear arsenal

The new supercomputer behind the US nuclear arsenal

โ€œSierraโ€ was just crowned the second-most powerful supercomputer on the planet. And while most of its peers use their power for climate simulations, astrophysics, and other civilian work, Sierra is purpose-built for an entirely different mission: nuclear weapons. We took a tour of this massive system, and found out why the US builds supercomputers to…

Old nuclear bomb tests are still haunting us today

Old nuclear bomb tests are still haunting us today

In 1946, the American military detonated a nuke underwater in the Pacific Ocean to see what would happen to abandoned warships nearby. In this video, we trace the far-reaching consequences of that test. It leads all the way to the present day; to a major American city; and to a nuclear scandal thatโ€™s cost millions…