Plutonium Biography

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Scientists need to find a way to take theory into reality. The Germans success with splitting a Uranium atom was a brief glimpse of how the future would proceed. The initial key is a costly nightmare for the team’s development. Working with a very limited resource of Uranium 235, which is a rare material and extraction of the necessary isotopes even more difficult, not to mention costly (millions of dollars to process). Success builds upon the failures and achievements from the various groups involved and in 1941 they discover Plutonium. Next, the teams discern that a more abundant version of Uranium, Uranium 238, can transmute into Plutonium, which is able to sustain a significant chain reaction. Thus, the discovery leads to the very…show more content…
With the project still ongoing and still classified there is inadequate material for review. Reverse engineers state that STUXNET gives us the best glimpse into how programmers create such a weapon. Collection of private network data and analysis of operating systems was vital to the success. Development of packages and delivery services as well as command and control systems also need to occur. The first package or “payload” contains several new methods of using an operating system “features” against itself. (Langner, 2013) This work is akin to the discovery and development of zero day exploits, which can cost as much as $5 thousand to half a million on today’s market for a single zero day (Zetter, 2015). The discovery of special “features” and a trusted delivery system provide the keys needed to develop this powerful new…show more content…
Farrell, an eyewitness to this monuments event. (Farrell, 1945) Years of work in developing and preparing all aspects of this one moment are brought to bear. For good or evil this great team creates a weapon that will bring a quick end to the war. The General states that this is a more profound discovery than electricity and should ensure that we will save thousands of Americans. (Farrell, 1945) Testing of STUXNET, possibly around 2008 or earlier (Langner, 2013), shows exceptional success on similar targets. This purportedly wins further support from Israel who is a key ally in developing and deploying this capability. John Leyden states “Bringing the Israelis on board was important not just for their technical skills but as a means to discourage a pre-emptive strike by Israel against Iranian nuclear facilities.” The dawn of a new age for cyber-weapons emerges as the United states targets the Natanz plant in Iran. (Leyden,

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