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a nuclear weapon in which enormous energy is released by nuclear fission (splitting the nuclei of a heavy element like uranium 235 or plutonium 239)

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In preparation for dropping the A-bomb on Hiroshima, it decided against a special leaflet warning in a bid to maximize the shock, as well as the chance of a swift Japanese surrender to end the war.
One of the galleries in the museum relates the entire story of the events, the meetings and correspondences leading to the final decision to drop the A-bomb on Hiroshima.
Had the US instead fired a warning shot by dropping an A-bomb in Tokyo Bay, scarcely a soul would have died.
While saying the possible visit would be meaningful if realized, Kazushi Kaneko, 84, director general of the Hiroshima Council of A-Bomb Sufferers Organizations, said ''As (Obama) speaks of a 'nuclear free world,' he should come here of his own will.''
To Alperovitz, the reason is obvious: When the A-bomb became available, the United States shifted its goal from ending the war with Soviet entry to ending the war without Soviet entry.
Silberner also notes the psychic numbing caused by the A-bomb.
The UN watchdogs and their 63-year-old Egyptian boss won the 2005 prize for their battle to stop rogue states and terrorists getting the A-bomb and ensure safe use of nuclear power.
Doctor Atomic * (San Francisco Opera, San Francisco): Composer John Adams and librettist Peter Sellars team on an operatic exploration of the life and fateful creation of A-bomb inventor J.
At the nearby A-Bomb Dome, one of the few buildings left standing after the bombing, activists held a ``diein'', falling down to symbolise the toll of nuclear weapons.
(Not incidentally, Sasnal, too, has addressed this topic in a group of canvases from 2003 innocuously entitled "Forest.") This perverse attempt to "picture the unpictureable" (to borrow a hackneyed phrase from the Tuymans literature) has ironically proved immensely fruitful for many contemporary painters, as Sasnal's A-Bomb, 2003, demonstrates.
We were to make the beachhead on Japan when the A-bomb was dropped, and that was the greatest thing I could think of at the time, and still do.
The A-bomb dropped by the US on the Japanese city of Hiroshima on August 6, 1945, killed or injured 160, 000 people.
The world's most advanced bomber of its time, it takes its place in history as one of only two aircraft (both B-29s) to drop an A-bomb in combat.
Use of A-Bomb Survivor Studies as a Basis for Nuclear Worker Compensation [Letter].
Each workshop will be in the paper crane corner of gallery six of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki A-Bomb exhibition which continues at the Herbert in Jordan Well until Wednesday.