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Synonyms for atom bomb

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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This scientist-physicist was simultaneously appointed director of the new National Nuclear Center of the United States, a super-secret Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory located in the desert area of New Mexico, which deals exclusively with the development and creation of the first atomic bombs in the USA [5-8].
It was an extraordinary scene: President Obama, leader of the nation that dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima seven decades ago, embracing survivors of that attack in Hiroshima itself.
amp;nbsp;The White House has stressed Obama will not apologize for the decision made by President Harry Truman to drop the atomic bombs.
A single atomic bomb instantly reduced Nagasaki to a ruin on August 9, 1945.
Another reason why Toge's poems have continued to be read is put forward by Masahiko Ikeda, 66, an expert on atomic bomb literature.
BENIN: Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad yesterday defended his country's controversial nuclear program while on a tour of west Africa, calling it peaceful and arguing that Tehran has no use for an atomic bomb.
This short book presents a reconsideration of the dropping of the atomic bomb on Japan in the last weeks of World War II.
Hasegawa then explains how the scientific and military feasibility of American use of atomic bombs on Japan quickly influenced Truman's perception that a Soviet declaration of war against Japan was now both unnecessary and undesirable.
Atomic bombs (the first nuclear weapons) were used against Japan during--.
After the United States dropped two atomic bombs built under Oppenheimer's guidance, the scientist returned to academia.
In his one rhetorical flight of fancy, Gaddis writes a spoof section that begins by declaring, deadpan, that Douglas MacArthur ordered atomic bombs dropped on the Chinese army as it began to rout the general's soldiers during the Korean War.
military shot miles of color film documenting the effects of atomic bombs on residents of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, then classified the footage as secret and locked it away until the 1980s.
She spends a great deal of time worrying about atomic bombs and mental hospitals.
The USSBS's report proclaimed that it had examined "all the facts" and as a result could prove that the dropping of the atomic bomb was unnecessary; they argued that conventional bombing had inflicted sufficient casualties and that the Japanese were close to surrendering before the atomic bombs were dropped.
Almost 60 years have passed since two atomic bombs came crashing down on Hiroshima and Nagasaki to end the war in August of 1945.