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a nuclear weapon that releases atomic energy by union of light (hydrogen) nuclei at high temperatures to form helium

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North Korea has been hinting for a while that it was working on an H-bomb - even apart from the photos it released - so this should not come as a huge surprise.
Fusion-powered H-bombs can have yields measurable in megatons.
Illnesses caused by the atomic bomb continue to haunt me," said Tsuboi, one of the chairpersons of the Japan Confederation of A- and H-Bomb Sufferers Organizations.
1958: A B-47 laden with H-bombs crashes in Texas, but none of the warheads detonate.
About 6,800 people participated in the meeting of the Japan Congress Against A- and H-Bombs, commonly known as Gensuikin, while about 7,400 people attended one organized by the Japan Council Against Atomic and Hydrogen Bombs, known as Gensuikyo, according to their organizers.
Yet in the post war project to develop the H-bombs, Dr Stanislaw Ulam proved a match for the "thinking machines".
1966- A B-52 carrying four H-bombs collided with a refuelling tanker - killing eight crew and releasing the bombs.
Equivalent to 1,200 H-bombs, it pulverized the earth's crust for more than 280 kilometers, in the space of 90 seconds, destroying entire cities and swallowing up eight million homes.
While London and Manchester would cop it from expensive H-bombs we were only worth a cheapo A-bomb.
Toshihiro Inoue, deputy director of the Japan Congress Against A- and H-bombs, said, ''The nuclear test shakes the foundation of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty framework and shows how lightly North Korea thinks of A-bomb victims living in the country.
The Navy decided Alvin was the vessel best suited to trawl the Mediterranean Sea for the fourth bomb lost there, Flora Lewis wrote in her 1967 book One of Our H-Bombs Is Missing, published by McGraw-Hill.
Probably because it would be just as "funny" as fans waving replica H-Bombs during the last World Cup in Japan as a tribute to Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
Commemorations will take place around the world this August, and Japan Gensuiko, the Japanese Council against A- and H-bombs, is holding a global conference in the week leading up to the anniversary.
He tells how, fifty years ago, Bertrand Russell, Albert Einstein, and nine other leading thinkers--many of them Humanists--first warned the world "that a war with H-bombs might possibly put an end to the human race.
Portillo, the hardest of hard-liners when he was in charge of our H-bombs, now concludes that UK Nukes should go into voluntary liquidation.