App transports you to 1940s ‘Atomic City’

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App transports you to 1940s ‘Atomic City’

Los Alamos lab recreates N.M. town at time of nuclear bomb’s development
“Fat Man,” a nuclear bomb of the type dropped on Nagasaki, Japan, in 1945, is on exhibit at Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory Museum. The “Los Alamos: The Secret City of The Manhattan Project” app takes users through the city as it was in the 1940s during the development of the nuclear bomb.
An aerial view after the first atomic explosion at the Trinity Test site in New Mexico.
Los Alamos, a once secret city where scientists participate in the nation’s top-secret World War II nuclear development program, can now be experienced as it once was thanks to a new app. The “Los Alamos: The Secret City of The Manhattan Project” an iPhone app created by Los Alamos National Laboratory takes users through an augmented-reality while visiting the northern New Mexico city to see it in its 1940s character.
This undated photo provided by the Atomic Heritage Foundation shows the “high bay” building at Los Alamos National Laboratory in Los Alamos, N.M. The building was part of V Site, a collection of wooden, shed-type structures that were slated for demolition as part of a cleanup at Los Alamos National Laboratory until preservationists jumped in. In 2000, the Cerro Grande fire swept through, destroying all but the high bay building. The simple structure, the first Manhattan Project work site to be restored, is a reminder of the urgency with which scientists gathered in 1944 to design and assemble the first atomic weapons.
Gen. Leslie R. Groves, right, and Dr. J. Robert Oppenheimer, who cooperated on the development of the atomic bomb, survey the area in Alamogordo, N.M., where a tower once stood before the test bomb exploded.
This 1955 photo shows a general view of the main gate to the Los Alamos National Laboratory, in Los Alamos, N.M., where scientists developed and tested the first atomic weapon.

App transports you to 1940s ‘Atomic City’

“Fat Man,” a nuclear bomb of the type dropped on Nagasaki, Japan, in 1945, is on exhibit at Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory Museum. The “Los Alamos: The Secret City of The Manhattan Project” app takes users through the city as it was in the 1940s during the development of the nuclear bomb.
An aerial view after the first atomic explosion at the Trinity Test site in New Mexico.
Los Alamos, a once secret city where scientists participate in the nation’s top-secret World War II nuclear development program, can now be experienced as it once was thanks to a new app. The “Los Alamos: The Secret City of The Manhattan Project” an iPhone app created by Los Alamos National Laboratory takes users through an augmented-reality while visiting the northern New Mexico city to see it in its 1940s character.
This undated photo provided by the Atomic Heritage Foundation shows the “high bay” building at Los Alamos National Laboratory in Los Alamos, N.M. The building was part of V Site, a collection of wooden, shed-type structures that were slated for demolition as part of a cleanup at Los Alamos National Laboratory until preservationists jumped in. In 2000, the Cerro Grande fire swept through, destroying all but the high bay building. The simple structure, the first Manhattan Project work site to be restored, is a reminder of the urgency with which scientists gathered in 1944 to design and assemble the first atomic weapons.
Gen. Leslie R. Groves, right, and Dr. J. Robert Oppenheimer, who cooperated on the development of the atomic bomb, survey the area in Alamogordo, N.M., where a tower once stood before the test bomb exploded.
This 1955 photo shows a general view of the main gate to the Los Alamos National Laboratory, in Los Alamos, N.M., where scientists developed and tested the first atomic weapon.
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