Hiroshima buildings found in beach sand

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By Chris Smith and The Naked Scientists. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.
Geologists from the University of California, Berkeley, found something unexpected in sand samples from Japan. Rather than natural particles, from rocks or plants, these tiny blobs of glass seem to have been formed in an atomic blast, and they might mean that the destroyed buildings of Hiroshima have been hiding in plain sight ever since. Ruby Osborn spoke to Mario Wannier about his research, which has been published in the journal Anthropocene. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

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