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Nuclear Experiments Video Shows Detonations Around The World


First Posted: 01/03/11 03:05 PM ET Updated: 05/25/11 07:20 PM ET

A new video shows each one of the nuclear detonations to be set off around the globe since 1945.

Created by Isao Hashimoto, "1945-1998" features a digital world map in two shades of blue. As each year ticks by, blinking red and blue lights illuminate on the screen, showing when, where and how many nuclear experiments each country has conducted. A tally is kept next to a tiny icon of each world flag indicating the total number of experiments in each given country.

"No letter is used for equal messaging to all viewers without language barrier," Hashimoto, who works as a curator at the Lalique Museum in Hakone, Japan, reportedly said. "I created this work for the means of an interface to the people who are yet to know of the extremely grave, but present problem of the world."

View "1945-1998" below:

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