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Old 06-06-2017, 07:23 PM is offline
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Originally Posted by Crafter_Man View Post
If the OP is looking for a single artifact, then the Space Station or Voyager 1 are certainly good answers. But if he's looking for a generic system, nothing comes close to the nuclear bomb. More engineering time, money, property, man-hours, and resources has been spent developing the nuclear bomb than anything else in history.
Given that most of the hours spent computing for the Manhattan Project were women computerists (see here & here), it would be more accurate to say "person-hours", I'd think.