How close did the Nazis come to building an atomic bomb?

Nearly eight decades ago, when Allied forces and Nazi Germany were locked in mortal combat in World War II, American and German scientists were engaged in another desperate fight: a race to be the first to develop the atomic bomb. We know how it turned out. But just how close did the Nazis come to … Continue reading How close did the Nazis come to building an atomic bomb?

How to determine if ‘Nazi uranium’ is real or fake

Scientists looking for ways to determine the sources of illicit nuclear materials have applied a method better known to geologists to try to prove that small blocks of uranium are relics of Nazi Germany’s nuclear weapons program. During World War II, Nazi scientists racing to beat the US to the development of the bomb refined … Continue reading How to determine if ‘Nazi uranium’ is real or fake