Critical Mass; America's Race to Build the Atomic Bomb
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L 5.5 x W 4.9 x H 0.4 inches
Microsoft Windows 3.1/95 or later
From 1943 to 1945, brilliant scientists at Los Alamos raced to produce a weapon so powerful that it could end World War II. Now you can meet these people and explore atomic science in a visually spectacular CD-ROM that reveals the scope and urgency of this monumental endeavor. Immerse yourself in engrossing multimedia documentaries, cinematic biographies, and an extraordinary virtual environment. Discover how the detonation of the first atomic bomb changed the course of history forever. Discover the extraordinary science and people behind a pivotal event in world history - the building and testing of the first atomic bomb. Critical Mass takes you directly into the world of the Manhattan Project and the renowned scientists responsible for one of the most provocative scientific achievements of our time. Compelling cinematic documentaries introduce the mission and its top-secret facility in Los Alamos, New Mexico. Immerse yourself in captivating stories and a vivid, panoramic virtual environment which bring to life the urgency and scope of this monumental endeavor. Meet some of the world's most brilliant scientists portrayed in engrossing biographical documentaries and elegantly illustrated essays. Critical Mass reveals the essential foundations and far-reaching consequences of the race to develop the nuclear bomb. Investigate these developments through a multidimensional timeline, evocative photography, an innovative atomic atlas, and much more. By exploring compelling stories and in-depth reference material, you can experience firsthand the riveting drama and science that launched the atomic age. Multimedia PC with 486/33 or better, 8MB RAM, 256-color Super VGA display, double-speed CD-ROM drive, 8-bit Windows-compatible sound card and speakers, mouse, Microsoft Windows 3.1 (runs on Windows 95).
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