eniwetok eniwetok

Definition(s):

  1. (n) an atoll in the Marshall Islands; site of an amphibious assault in World War II; later used temporarily by the United States to test atomic bombs
  2. (n) World War II (February 1944); American infantry landed and captured a Japanese stronghold

News

  • John Huizenga dies at 92; physicist helped discredit 'cold fusion'

    John Huizenga worked on the Manhattan Project, helped discover two chemical elements and co-led inquiry into 'cold fusion,' the 'scientific fiasco of the century.' On Nov. 1, 1952, U.S. scientists detonated the first hydrogen bomb over Eniwetok Atoll in the Pacific, introducing a powerful new weapon of war and, in the process, atomizing the rocky island. Air Force planes flying through the ...
    on February 4, 2014     Source: Los Angeles Times

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