Up to the Chernobyl accident, the development of the Soviet Nuclear Energy went with confident pace. Nevertheless, many ambitious projects by the Soviet nuclear scientists as a result reject. According to one of the versions, such fate in the 1960s has suffered a six-way car with an atomic engine.
The Soviet inventive thought lagged behind the American, while in 1958 the second secretary of the USSR Embassy in Washington did not see Ford Nucleon at the industrial exhibition. According to a number of sources, the Soviet analogue of the atomic machine began with Nikita Khrushchev’s light hand. Continue reading »
In 1953, a swimming pool that became an automatic decontamination bath during an A-bomb attack was one of the features of a home that Hal B. Hayes, Hollywood contractor, was completing for himself. In the hillside next to the swimming pool he’s building an underground sanctuary that you reach by diving into the pool. Continue reading »
The University of New Mexico’s Centennial Science and Engineering Library hosts these images of Nuclear Engineering Wall Charts. The graphics appeared in Nuclear Engineering International magazine from it inception in 1956 to 1998. Nuclear power has had its successes and disasters – but it’s rarely looked better. Continue reading »
This place in the Primorsky region of Russia could be perfect for making a post-apocalyptic movie – it’s a creepy labyrinth of massive tunnels dug out in the sea-cliff that had to shelter submarines of the Pacific Fleet in case of a nucler war. However, when the construction was almost finished, the project was cancelled. Continue reading »
According to Bored Panda member Karina Slizova: “Hello, I want to tell you about my sister, Svetlana Shkurko. She is an artist at night, and during the day, she works at the Chernobyl station. Like many stories, her story is not simple, either. Continue reading »
The explosion at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant happened in the early hours of 26 April 1986. Since then, nearly 3,000 square miles of territory in northern Ukraine and parts of Belarus have been depopulated, with 1,000 square miles considered an exclusion zone due to elevated levels of radiation. Continue reading »
Krasnoyarsk artist Vasily Slonov presented protective suits for mother and embryo after the news about infants with cancer in the region. Three such cases were recorded in 2019. Continue reading »
The dead city of Pripyat now has a Christmas tree! Some former citizens of the city joined the small celebration. They willingly came to decorate the tree installed next to the Palace of Culture “Energetik”. Some photos of their childhood years are hanging now on the tree together with decorations. Continue reading »
The new Tesla model unveiled by Ilon Musk left many scratching their chins. MODERN HOUSE architects suggest a scenario under which the weirdness of Cybertrack’s engineering and design makes sense. Continue reading »
This photo project illustrates real life in the Chernobyl exclusion zone three decades after the catastrophe of 1986 that made over 300 000 people evacuate. But some refused to leave and stayed. A Canadian photographer Robyn Von Swank paid a visit to them to take pictures of their daily life. When she was roaming about one of the abandoned villages, she notices traces behind her and a pack of wolves following her… Continue reading »
Serega Strange is a self-taught photographer, and urbex explorer from Ukraine, who likes to capture an abandoned world inside the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone. Serega visited the abandoned city Pripyat and the Chernobyl nuclear disaster. He shares some amazing selfies on his Instagram. Continue reading »
Mathew Fulkerson and his wife Leigh Ann pose at their Subterra Airbnb located in a former underground missile silo base near Eskridge, Kansas, USA. Continue reading »
The town of Pripyat, in Ukraine, sprang up just three kilometres from the ill-fated Chernobyl power plant. But on April 26 1986, one of the reactors deep within the plant exploded, causing the world’s worst nuclear disaster.
Photographer Roland Verant, 35, from Vienna, captured a series of stunning images of the Ukrainian town of Pripyat, 30 years after the Chernobyl nuclear disaster that decimated the town. Continue reading »
Residents of the normally-sunny island of Sardinia could have been forgiven for running for the hills when this terrifying mushroom cloud appeared in the skies during an intense thunderstorm. Continue reading »