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one thousand tons

a measure of explosive power (of an atomic weapon) equal to that of 1000 tons of TNT

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The program Megatons to Megawatts stipulated that Russia would supply of 500 kilotons of uranium from Soviet nuclear warheads to the US at below-market prices.
To put that in perspective, the atomic bomb that destroyed Hiroshima in 1945 exploded with an energy impact of 15 kilotons.
It shattered about 30-50km (18-32 miles) above the ground, releasing several kilotons of energy, the Russian Academy of Sciences said.
By comparison, US nuclear bombs that flattened Nagasaki and Hiroshima during the Second World War were estimated at 13 kilotons and 22 kilotons.
The explosive yield compared with 15 kilotons in the world's first atomic bomb dropped by the United States on Hiroshima in 1945.
The Threshold Test Ban Treaty, signed in 1974, banned underground nuclear weapons tests having an explosive force of more than 150 kilotons, the equivalent of 150,000 tons of TNT, 10 times the force of the Hiroshima bomb.
But the chart obtained by the AP shows a bell curve--with variables of time in micro-seconds, and power and energy in kilotons --the traditional measurement of the energy output, and hence the destructive power of nuclear weapons.
Twelve nuclear warheads of two kilotons each were attached to these weapons deployed at Artemisa, Managua, Santa Clara, Holguin and Guantanamo.
Due to software revenue increases of 25 percent at constant currencies, the company's worldwide greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions increased eight percent to 490 kilotons in comparison to 455 kilotons, including Sybase, in 2010.
Oppenheimer thought the blast might be ten kilotons, Enrique Fermi thought it might be 25 kilotons, and Edward Teller thought it might destroy the world.
The plant, which will reportedly be the first integrated liquid methionine unit in China, will have a production capacity of 140 kilotons per year.
The facility will have a production capacity of 140 kilotons per annum.
This expansion is intended to increase the epoxy resins production capacity to 240 kilotons per annum (ktpa) at the Jubail site.
The EFOP joint venture is planning to double its PMMA capacity to about 85 kilotons.
This will increase its worldwide production capacity by 80 kilotons per year of rheology modifiers.