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October 13, 1991
Last night the stars seemed not themselves, for they sang such a lonely song I heard all creation weep along. And the moon seemed too molten hot-- it burned a hole right through the roof, right through the sky, it burned an empty place into the night. And oh how the world rocked like a cradle in the ether of the dark. And how the children, lost in dreams, awoke with a start, not out of fear but from surprise.
The cover of Psygnosis' "Atomino" features a manic-looking scientist playing with a charged molecule. This might be a picture of you if you ever reach the advertised zenith of level 60,000. We wouldn't know, several hours of concentrated play put us at level 23. Don't be discouraged, however. Those 20-odd levels were a lot of fun.
May 9, 1988
Upon reading the piece by Wilson that appeared concerning the "recovery" after the Chernobyl explosion, I was reminded of a story that appeared in Life magazine years ago about the "recovery" of Hiroshima. A young man who had been a baby at the time of the explosion was chosen as a symbol of the restored city--he was newly married, looking forward to his future. Ironically, shortly after the article was published he was diagnosed as having leukemia. Last summer, an article in The Times spoke of the desperate situation of the Lapp people of Northern Europe, who a year and a half after the Chernobyl explosion were still unable to eat or sell reindeer meat, their primary source of income, because the radioactive contamination levels were too high.
April 21, 1999
What do peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, cars and CDs have in common? They are all made of atoms and molecules. Everything in the universe is made of these things. Want to learn more about the building blocks of our universe? Use the direct links on The Times Launch Point Web site, Level 1 HyperMedia Textbook (Water, Matter and Energy, Atoms and Molecules): What happens to the molecules in water when water becomes an ice cube?
October 20, 1988 | Associated Press
China on Wednesday inaugurated one of the world's most advanced "atom smashers," an instrument that physicists use to study the basic structure of matter, the official New China News Agency said. The $65-million nuclear accelerator is located in a tunnel at the Chinese Academy of Science Institute of High Energy.
July 31, 1989 | MYRON LEVIN, Times Staff Writer
In the black depths of the ocean near the Channel Islands lies a largely forgotten memento of the early nuclear age. It is low-level radioactive waste generated at Rockwell International's Santa Susana Field Laboratory and Canoga Park plants. For about a decade starting in the early 1950s, Atomics International, later part of Rockwell, dumped hundreds of drums of radioactive waste in 6,000 feet of water south of Santa Cruz Island. Today, precise information on the dump is hard to come by. Old U.
February 13, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
Russian President Vladimir V. Putin said that Moscow would consider helping Saudi Arabia with a possible atomic energy program and that he hoped to build stronger ties with Muslim countries. "Russia is willing to look into cooperation opportunities in the area of atomic energy," Putin told Saudi businessmen in Riyadh, the Saudi capital.
August 3, 1989
The 44th anniversary of the dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki will be marked at a peace program at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Los Angeles Baha'i Center, 5755 Rodeo Road. Actress Jude Narita will perform "Little Boy," a child's-eye view of the moment the bomb dropped as drawn from letters of young survivors. Special guests will include Kaz Suyeishi, a survivor of the bombing.
December 22, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
Iran reaffirmed its determination to pursue a full-fledged nuclear program as France, Germany and Britain reopened dialogue with Tehran over concerns that it is secretly trying to make atomic bombs. After a morning session of talks at the French Embassy in Vienna, the Iranian delegate, Mohammed Mehdi Akhondzadeh, said that the atmosphere was good but that it was "too early to talk about results." Iran maintains that its nuclear program is aimed solely at generating electricity.
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