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Operation Upshot–Knothole

Operation Upshot–Knothole was a series of eleven nuclear test shots conducted in 1953 at the Nevada Test Site. It followed preceded Operation Castle. Over 21,000 soldiers took part in the ground exercise Desert Rock V in conjunction with the Grable shot. Grable was a 280mm AFAP shell fired from the "Atomic Cannon" and was viewed by a number of high-ranking military officials; the test series was notable as containing the first time an Artillery Fired Atomic Projectile AFAP artillery shell was fired, the first two shots by University of California Radiation Laboratory—Livermore, for testing out some of the thermonuclear components that would be used for the massive thermonuclear series of Operation Castle. One primary device was tested in thermonuclear system mockup assemblies of TX-14, TX-16, TX-17/TX-24, to examine and evaluate the behaviour of radiation cases and the compression of the secondary geometries by the primary's x-rays prior to full-scale testing during Castle. Following RACER's dodgy performance, the COBRA primary was used in the emergency capability ALARM CLOCK, JUGHEAD, RUNT I, RUNT II thermonuclear devices, as well as in the SHRIMP device.

RACER IV was employed as primary for the RAMROD and MORGENSTERN devices. Notes Citations Bibliography Operation Upshot-Knothole The short film Nuclear Test Film - Operation Upshot-Knothole is available for free download at the Internet Archive The short film Nuclear Test Film - Operation Upshot-Knothole, 5.2 is available for free download at the Internet Archive The short film The 280 mm Gun at the Nevada Proving Ground is available for free download at the Internet Archive Operation Upshot-Knothole - 1953 Film about Upshot Knothole Tests

Spectre: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Spectre: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack is the soundtrack album to the 24th James Bond film of the same name. Released by Universal Music Classics on 23 October 2015 in the United Kingdom and on 6 November 2015 in the United States, the music was composed by Thomas Newman, who composed the soundtrack of the 23rd Bond film Skyfall, making him the third composer after John Barry and David Arnold to score more than one film in the series; the film's theme song "Writing's on the Wall" performed by Sam Smith is the fourth theme song that doesn't feature the title of its film in the lyrics. It is the third song after "You Know My Name" and "Skyfall" that did not appear on the film's official soundtrack album. Thomas Newman returned as Spectre's composer. Rather than composing the score once the film had moved into post-production, Newman worked during filming; the theatrical trailer released in July 2015 contained a rendition of John Barry's On Her Majesty's Secret Service theme. Mendes revealed.

In September 2015 it was announced that Sam Smith and regular collaborator Jimmy Napes had written the film's title theme, "Writing's on the Wall", with Smith performing it for the film. The song was released that month where it received mixed reviews from critics and fans in comparison to Adele's "Skyfall", it became the first Bond theme to reach number one in the UK Singles Chart. James Bond music Outline of James Bond

Nu Pictoris

Ν Pictoris, Latinized as Nu Pictoris, is a binary star system in the southern Pictor constellation. It is visible to the naked eye as a dim point of light with an apparent visual magnitude of 5.60. The system is located around 157 light years from the Sun based on parallax, is drifting further away with a radial velocity of +7 km/s. Hipparcos satellite astrometry showed that ν Pictoris moved in a way, not consistent with the proper motion and annual parallax of a single star; the unusual measurements were not identifiable as being due to orbital motion, it was referred to as having a stochastic solution to its astrometry. Analysis derived an orbit, although nothing is known about the companion except its approximate mass and motion about the visible star; the pair orbit each other with a period of 452 days and an eccentricity of 0.2. The primary, component A, is a metal-lined Am star with a stellar classification of A1mA3-A9, it has 2.2 times the radius of the Sun and is radiating 15 times the Sun's luminosity from its photosphere at an effective temperature of 7,733 K.

The secondary, component B, has around one fourth the mass of the primary. The system is a source for X-ray emission, most coming from the companion

The Black Echo

The Black Echo is the 1992 début novel by American crime author Michael Connelly. This is the first of Connelly's Bosch series; the book won the Mystery Writers of America Edgar Award for "Best First Novel" in 1992. The novel centers on Harry Bosch, a Vietnam veteran who served as a "tunnel rat", with the 1st Infantry Division — a specialized soldier whose job it was to go into the maze of tunnels used as barracks, on some occasions, morgues, by the Vietcong and North Vietnamese Army. After the war Bosch became an L. A. police detective advancing to the Robbery-Homicide Division. However, after killing the main suspect in the "Dollmaker" serial killings, Bosch is demoted to "Hollywood Division" homicide, where he partners with Jerry Edgar; the death of Billy Meadows, a friend and fellow "tunnel rat" from the war, attracts Bosch's interest when he determines that it may have been connected to a spectacular bank robbery using tunnels. Bosch suspects that the robbers were after more than money and he partners with the FBI, in particular agent Eleanor Wish, in an attempt to foil their next attack.

Season 3 of the Amazon series, Bosch, is loosely adapted from this novel. After Harry captures a suspect, Detective Bosch tells him "I will make sure you spend the rest of your life in the black echo." The Black Echo won the 1993 Edgar Award for "Best First Novel" and was nominated for the Anthony Award in the same category and the Dilys Award for "Best Novel"

Eliason Glacier

Eliason Glacier is a glacier 5 nautical miles long close west of Mount Hornsby, flowing south from Detroit Plateau into the ice piedmont north of Larsen Inlet, Nordenskjöld Coast in northern Graham Land, Antarctica. It was mapped from surveys by the Falkland Islands Dependencies Survey, was named by the UK Antarctic Place-Names Committee after the Eliason motor sledge, invented in 1942 in Sweden, now made in Canada, used in Arctic Canada since 1950 and in the Antarctic since 1960. SCAR Composite Antarctic Gazetteer; this article incorporates public domain material from the United States Geological Survey document "Eliason Glacier"

Butch Baker

Butch Baker is an American country music artist. He recorded for Mercury Records in the late 1980s, releasing multiple singles between 1984 and 1990, as well as the album We Will, his highest-peaking single, "That's What Her Memory Is For", peaked at No. 41 on the U. S. country charts in 1986. Butch Baker was born in Tennessee, he first sang at nineteen months in his father's church. Taking influence from gospel music as well as rock and country acts such as The Everly Brothers, Elvis Presley, Don Gibson and others, he decided to pursue a musical career after graduating from Tennessee Military Institute and majoring in drama at the University of Tennessee. Baker moved to Nashville, Tennessee in 1979. There, he sold men's clothing during the day and attended various gigs at night being hired for one. Afterward, he went on to record demos becoming a staff writer for Acuff-Rose Music as well. In 1984, he signed to a recording contract with Mercury Records, he released three singles for the label, including "Thinking'bout Leaving", which peaked at 56 on the Billboard country charts.

After this song came his highest chart peak, the Number 41 "That's What Her Memory Is For." He continued to release singles through the 1980s, was one of several guest vocalists on Hank Williams, Jr.'s 1987 single "Young Country". However, his debut album, the Harold Shedd-produced We Will, was not issued until 1990; this album included a cover version of Eric Clapton's "Wonderful Tonight". That same year, he charted for the last time as a duet partner on labelmate Daniele Alexander's "It Wasn't You, It Wasn't Me"; this was from Alexander's second album, I Dream in Color. After exiting Mercury in 1990, he became a regular on a video program for The Nashville Network