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These videos are sure to explode all over the Internet; they are just the bomb. In all seriousness, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) weapons physicist Greg Spriggs went through the lengthy process to have United States nuclear test footage declassified for public viewing. The United States conducted 210 atmospheric nuclear tests between 1945 and 1962. The tests were usually conducted with multiple cameras at 2,400 frames per second. Roughly 10,000 of these videos have been hidden away in high-security vaults for the last few decades. The team hunted down and preserved these decomposing films. Their ultimate goal is to help scientists who rely on computer codes to determine whether... Read more...