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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A new app lets users to experience life in the city of Los Alamos during the nation's top-secret World War II nuclear development program.

The "Los Alamos: The Secret City of The Manhattan Project" iPhone app allows users to enjoy "augmented-reality" while seeing the place as it was in the 1940s. Los Alamos National Laboratory created the app.

Jennifer Payne, Resource Management Team leader in Los Alamos' Environmental Stewardship Group, says the app takes users on a virtual tour of a Manhattan Project world that no longer exists.

Developers also are working on an Android app.

During the Manhattan Project, Los Alamos scientists worked to develop the atomic bomb that was dropped on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The program also involved facilities in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, and Hanford, Washington.

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