atom bomb

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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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At the time, this document was strictly confidential, however, now it's seen as one of the foundations for deterrence theory - it opined the best course of defence against Germany's plans to build an atom bomb was to build one first.
Because they were the authors of the first technical exposition of the atom bomb, the Frisch-Peierls memorandum.
Combined with the Soviet Union's entry into the conflict after Hiroshima, the atom bombs brought about Japan's surrender within a few days.
The Federal Council of Churches declared, "We are deeply penitent for the irresponsible use of atom bombs.
Leslie Groves, the director of the Manhattan Project, wrote in 1945 that ''The target of the atom bomb is and was always expected to be Japan.
He maintained that he is proud at his team, as, "we designed atom bomb only in Rs 25 million", Khan added that there are two ways to design atom bomb through plutonium and defusing, however, "we made it in a better way".
BBC bosses have had to apologise to Japanese viewers after Stephen Fry's comedy quiz show QI poked fun at an atom bomb survivor.
TERRORISTS will set off an atom bomb in the US within the next three years, retired nuclear scientist Robert Beeman has predicted in his just-released novel, No More Time For Sorrow.
LAHORE, June 20 -- Nuclear weapons as well as the atom bomb are haram (prohibited) according to the laws of Islam, a private television channel quoted Iran's Ambassador to Pakistan Mashallah Shakiri as saying on Saturday.
HIDDEN WATER TRACED BY BOMB FALLOUT IN RAIN--Radioactive fallout from atom bomb tests can be used to seek out and "expose" new sources of drinking water that lie hidden deep in the earth.
The primary narrative thread of Our First Atom Bomb takes place inside the head of one man.
In Case Atom Bombs Fall: An Anthology of Governmental Instructions and Warnings from 1940s to the 1960s" looks at the fear of the atom bomb and how it was expressed in much of the propaganda and information of these three decades.
There are two related observations one should make: It was fortunate that the Soviet Union developed its own atom bomb quickly.
So it would be like an atom bomb going off if we go up.
MORE than 1,000 atom bomb test veterans and their families will have to wait before discovering if their compensation claims can go ahead, a High Court judge warned.