Ci è voluto quasi un anno perché i primi test avessero luogo, ma a metà degli anni ’50 e ’60, gli esperimenti nucleari venivano registrati in tutto il mondo quasi ogni mese.
Per dimostrare la portata e lo sviluppo di questa tecnologia, l’artista giapponese Isao Hashimoto ha tracciato tutte queste esplosioni che hanno avuto luogo dal 1945 fino al 1998 in una mappa video a tempo dilatato.
The rise of nuclear bombs: Amazing time-lapse map reveals 2,056 WMDs that have exploded in just 50 years
- The map has been created by Japanese artist Isao Hashimoto
- It begins with the Manahattan Project's 'Trinity' test in 1945 in Los Alamos
- The video ends with Pakistan's nuclear tests that took place in May 1998
Since the U.S unleashed the first nuclear bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki back in 1945 there have been a staggering 2056 nuclear tests recorded worldwide.
It took almost a year until the next substantial tests took place but by the mid-50s and 60s, nuclear experiments were being recorded across the globe on almost a monthly basis.
To demonstrate the scale and development of this technology, Japanese artist Isao Hashimoto has plotted all these explosions that took place from 1945 up to 1998 in a time-lapse video map.
As the map begins, it zooms into the U.S and a small flashing blue dot is shown on the screen just days before another.
These signify the dropping of the Little Bot atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima on 6 August 1945 and the Fat Man bomb on Nagasaki just three days later.
As more tests are carried out, the map zooms out to show the whole globe.
Every time a country has detonated a nuclear weapon in the past 50 years, a flashing dot appears in above it on the map.
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A tally of total bombs dropped is shown in the bottom right-hand corner of the video, as well as a tally that shows how many bombs each individual country has used during that time.
Flashes increase further during the early 1960s and by 1998, the U.S tested 1032 while the UK had 45 among others.
Hashimoto started the project in 2003 and told Wired he created it with the goal of showing 'the fear and folly of nuclear weapons.'
He was born in 1959 and studied in Tokyo at the department of Arts, Policy and Management. He then got a job as a curator at the Lalique museum in Hakone, Japan.
Because the map runs up to 1998, it doesn't include the tests reported by North Korea in October 2006, May 2009, and February this year.
Every time a country has detonated a nuclear weapon in the past 50 years, a flashing dot appears. A tally of total bombs dropped is shown in the bottom right-hand corner of the video, pictured, along with a tally that shows how many bombs each individual country has used
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