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Leo Szilard (/ˈsɪlɑːrd/; Hungarian: Szilárd Leó; pronounced...

wikipedia - 12 Sep 2016
Leo Szilard (/ˈsɪlɑːrd/; Hungarian: Szilárd Leó; pronounced [ˈsila:rd ˈlɛo:]; German: Leo Spitz until age 2; February 11, 1898 – May 30, 1964) was a Jewish Hungarian-born physicist and inventor. He conceived the nuclear chain reaction in 1933, patented the idea of a nuclear reactor with Enrico Fermi, and in late 1939 wrote the letter for Albert Einstein's signature that resulted in the Manhattan Project that built the atomic bomb.
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Listening to the Dolphins: Leo Szilard on Nuclear War

lareviewofbooks - 15 Feb 2018
LEO SZILARD'S short story “The Voice of the Dolphins,” published in 1961, imagines a history of the world written in 1990. The story begins with the sentence, “On several occasions between 1960 and 1985, the world narrowly escaped an all-out atomic war ...
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China Weaponizing Isotope That Could Dramatically Worsen ...

theTrumpet.com - 21 Feb 2018
The future of nuclear warfare is becoming far more destructive. The Chinese Academy of Sciences announced last week that state-backed researchers at a facility in Lanzhou had successfully fired superheated beams of Tantalum 181. Tantalum 181 is a ...
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China Weaponizing Isotope That Could Dramatically Worsen Nuclear War

theTrumpet.com (blog) - 21 Feb 2018
The concept of a salted bomb was first suggested early in the Cold War by Hungarian-American atomic scientist Leo Szilard. He called it a “doomsday device,” because it was capable of killing everyone on Earth. Some have said salted bombs should not be ...
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'Star Trek Discovery' failed to do what good sci-fi does

Engadget - 13 Feb 2018
Albert Einstein, Niels Bohr James Franck, Leo Szilard, Otto Frisch and Hans Bethe were all forced to escape to the UK and US. Later, Einstein's work was dismissed by German scientists as "Jewish world-bluff;" degenerate physics. Many of these people ...
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A Remarkable Man Among Remarkable Men and Women

New York Times - 24 Jan 2018
In spring 1939, working at Columbia with the Hungarian physicist Leo Szilard, Fermi set out to answer a crucial question about it. Uranium atoms release a burst of energy when they fission, enough per atom to make a grain of sand visibly jump. But what ...
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Orange County Breeze - 11 Feb 2018
1855 Birth of Josephine Marshall Jewell Dodge, American educator. She was a pioneer in the concept of day nurseries for children. 1898 Birth of Leo Szilard, physicist, instrumental in the Manhattan Project. 1903 Congress passes the Expedition Act ...
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How a Refrigerator Led to Einstein's Pleas for Atomic Bomb Research

National Geographic - 21 Jun 2017
In the 1920s, while living in Berlin, the physicist collaborated with Hungarian graduate assistant Leo Szilárd to develop and patent an energy-efficient fridge. While their design never went to market, the duo's work ultimately embroiled Einstein—an ...
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Einstein's Little-Known Passion Project? A Refrigerator

WIRED - 25 Jul 2017
Anguished, the forty-seven-year-old physicist called up a young friend of his, the inventor and scientist Leo Szilard. “There must be a better way,” Einstein pleaded. Szilard, a stocky man of 28, had first impressed Einstein six years earlier by ...
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A zseniális magyar, aki mégsem kapta meg a Nobel-díjat

Origo - 11 Feb 2018
Az 1898. február 11-én a Bajza u. 28. szám alatt jómódú középosztálybeli polgári család sarjaként megszületett világhírű magyar tudóst eredetileg Spitz Leó néven anyakönyvezték. Apja, Spitz Lajos tehetséges és sikeres mérnök volt. A család 1900 ...
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Los inventos olvidados de Albert Einstein

Hipertextual - 15 Feb 2018
Se dice que Einstein puso manos a la obra para realizar un sistema de refrigeración por una noticia que leyó en el diario de cuando en Berlín una familia entera murió por los gases emitidos por un refrigerador con una fuga. Szilard y Einstein ...
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Remembering the Chicago Pile, the World's First Nuclear Reactor

The New Yorker - 02 Dec 2017
Other members of the project, including the gadfly physicist Leo Szilard and even the eminent Enrico Fermi, were considered “enemy aliens,” because the countries from which they had fled were under Fascist rule. Vannevar Bush, the scientist ...
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Race to the first nuclear chain reaction

UChicago News - 23 Oct 2017
Seventy-five years ago the brightest minds in the world came to the University of Chicago to embark on the greatest scientific experiment of the century. As the Western world anxiously watched Hitler's rise, Prof. Arthur Holly Compton, a Nobel laureate ...

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