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History of science and technology.

Bullion to B-Fields: The Silver Program of the Manhattan Project. Cameron Reed, Alma College, Department of Physics

During the World War 11 Manhattan Project, over 14,000 tons of silver borrowed from the U.S. Treasury were used to create magnet coils used in the separation of Uranium-235 for the Hiroshima Little Boy bomb. Based on examination of Manhattan Engineer District microfilms and other sources, this paper will relate the story of the "Silver Program" from its inception in 1942 to the final return of the silver to the Treasury in 1970.

Convergence 2K: Cell Phones, PDAs and the World Wide Web. Michael R. Mosher, Art/Communication & Digital Media, Saginaw Valley State University

Today, smart phones in the pocket make calls, organize schedules, go online and a lot more. Reflecting on the history of communications technology, it becomes evident that three productivity tools converged just about ten years ago. This presentation presents an overview of some of the issues, telecommunications problems, and products that jumped into the diminishing gap.

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Title Annotation:silver program of the Manhattan Project and communications technology
Publication:Michigan Academician
Article Type:Author abstract
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Sep 22, 2012
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