The conversion of the atom

ABSTRACT At the beginning of the atomic age, Francoist Spain launched an expensive project to develop, research and use nuclear energy. Scientists, the military and high-ranking officials in the administration mobilised to materialise a technoscientific dream with an international scope. The modernity of nuclear science


Does war foster technological innovation?

Rivalry and the exceptional nature of war lay the ground for a boost in techno-science as an instrument to overpower the adversary.