The people who did the dirty work of making early atomic bombs were in Hanford, Washington. Throughout the Cold War, Hanford churned out plutonium for our nuclear arsenal. It was also, conveniently, a place to experiment with radiation.
Your next surgery may be performed by a robot. It will be controlled by a doctor in the room, or perhaps by one miles away across the country. What’s truly extraordinary, though, is where these surgery robots came from.