Technology Reacts To Russian War

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Cause and effect are strange bedfellows – and here’s two articles that show us something I bet ol’ Pooty-Poot did not consider:

It is going to take a long time for Russia to return to pre-war technology levels and this could be a long-term crippling of their economy. Just sayin’ that Putin-the-Master Mind is really losing the long game here.

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6 Responses to Technology Reacts To Russian War

  1. MDavis says:

    Germany could offer a few pointers.

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    • Jimmy T says:

      I’m guessing that you’re referring to the post WWII era when hundreds if not thousands of their top nuclear and rocket scientists fled for the USA. I’ve always wondered, if Germany hadn’t focused on a fusion bomb and instead developed a fission bomb like we did, would they have had nukes before us? And they did have an advanced rocket program. Maybe we got lucky, and maybe our luck will hold through the Putin era…

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      • MDavis says:

        You get the reference.
        I was going to go on a bit, but there was too much.

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      • if Germany hadn’t focused on a fusion bomb and instead developed a fission bomb like we did, would they have had nukes before us?

        Almost certainly not. Most of the best physicists in Germany (and the rest of Europe) had fled by 1935 or so, and their program was split between competing directors with different goals, and personnel were constantly peeled off by the German command to work on other projects.

        We know that they had some crucial calculations wrong (which has variously been attributed to error, or deliberate sabotage by Werner Heisenberg or his co-workers) and the bulk of the work done in their program was with the aim of producing nuclear reactors for energy production.

        Even that was doomed, because per the Wikipedia article on their program: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/German_nuclear_weapons_program

        [Albert] Speer states that the project to develop the atom bomb was scuttled in the autumn of 1942. Though the scientific solution was there, it would have taken all of Germany’s production resources to produce a bomb, and then no sooner than 1947.[34] Development did continue with a “uranium motor” for the navy and development of a German cyclotron. However, by the summer of 1943, Speer released the remaining 1200 metric tons of uranium stock for the production of solid-core ammunition.[34]

        They were never going to get a reactor or a bomb, fusion or fission.

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      • tengrain says:

        Copenhagen is a wonderful play that deals with what happened developing the bomb during ww2. It doesn’t definitely answer the question of whether or not it was deliberate sabotage, but boy it sure left me with that feeling.

        Only play I’ve ever seen about physics that made me laugh out loud, too, also.

        Rgds,

        TG

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  2. roket says:

    Ole Pooty Poot has definitely chosen poorly.

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