BLUFHow do you observe a nuclear test when the blast and radiation are so incredibly hazardous to humans? You use drones.
- In July 1946, the United States exploded two nuclear bombs at Bikini Atoll.
- A pioneering, remote-controlled drone was used to fly close to the explosion and photograph it.
- Geiger counters, radio controlled cameras, and other instruments were fitted to measure radioactivity.