Critical Mass: America's Race To Build The Atomic Bomb (PC, CD-ROM) Corbis - 1996 USA, Canada Release

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Critical Mass: America's Race To Build The Atomic Bomb
Packaging cover Critical Mass: America's Race To Build The Atomic Bomb.
Product ID 04463-00003
Product UPC 704463000033
Platform(s) PC
Media CD-ROM
Copyright date 1996
Publisher(s) Corbis
Category(s) Reference, Historical Reference, USA History
Country of Origin United States of America

Description from the packaging.

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.

Fascinating cinematic documentaries introduce the mission and its top-secret facility in Los Alamos, New Mexico. Immerse yourself in compelling stories and a vivid 3-D 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.

Explore wartime Los Alamos with the pioneers of the nuclear age.

  • For the first time, experience being on location at wartime Los Alamos in an engrossing 3-D re-creation of the site.
  • Discover fascinating lives and work of four key scientists in compelling cinematic biographies.
  • Five engrossing timelines depict scientific events, warfare technology, political history, and popular culture.

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.

  • Relive the drama and urgency of Los Alamos in an evocative multimedia documentary.
  • Elegantly illustrated essays portray other notable atomic scientists such as Teller, Bethe, Szilard, Meitner, and Einstein.
  • Beyond Trinity presents a series of magnificent photos illustrating the long-term consequences of the Trinity test accompanied by varying soundtracks.
  • Science Basics explores fundamental terms and concepts of nuclear and scientific principles.
  • Discover the extraordinary science and people behind a pivotal event in world history; the building and testing of the first atomic bomb.

Explore wartime Los Alamos with the pioneers of the nuclear age.

Features.
Los Alamos Story is an engrossing multimedia documentary that chronicles the drama of the urgent scientific effort to build the first atomic bomb. Prelude sets the stage for this unprecedented gathering of preeminent scientists. Beyond Trinity offers a customizable presentation of images of political, cultural, and medical changes arising from the first nuclear test.

Biographies.
Intriguing biographical documentaries portray the personalities, challenges, and accomplishments of four renowned scientists- J. Robert Oppenheimer, Niels Bohr, Enrico Fermi, and Richard Feynman. Fascinating illustrated essays combine images and stories to depict other scientists such as Teller, Meitner, Szilard, Bethe, and Einstein.

Timeline.
The dynamic, multidimensional timeline chronicles interrelated developments in science, warfare technology, political history, and popular culture. The diverse material includes medieval weaponry, newsreels of the Nagasaki bombing, footage from the Rosenberg trial, Spider-Man comics, Flash Gordon movies, early rock 'n' roll recordings, and more.

The Site.
Experience what it was like to be in wartime Los Alamos through a virtual 3-D environment that re-creates the sights and sounds of the secret Los Alamos community. A series of mini-tours hosted by Los Alamos National Laboratory archivist Roger Meade includes interviews with people who lived and worked there.

Reference.
Enrich your understanding of the people and events of the Manhattan Project by perusing an archive of compelling materials including photos, film clips, memorabilia, and documents- some recently declassified. Study a dynamic atlas of atomic events and an animated glossary of essential scientific terms and concepts.

System Requirements

PC Windows 3.1
Required CPU 486-33
Required RAM 8MB
Requires Mouse Yes
Required CD Speed 2X
Required Audio 8-bit sound card
Supported Video VGA 256 Color

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