atomic bomb


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Synonyms for atomic 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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The film extensively documented the effects of the atomic bomb on human bodies.
Strangelove's America is an engaging and important addition to the growing body of social and cultural history of the atomic bomb.
The first question, of course, is one of Truman's first difficult decisions: whether to drop atomic bombs on the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
It is a real shame that I was first used in atomic bombs, because, like everyone, I really hate war.
The atomic bomb was born of war, and was used in war.
Three days after the attack on Hiroshima, a second US atomic bomb killed around 70,000 people in the Japanese city of Nagasaki.
Truman, however, continued to insist on Japan's unconditional surrender, ordered American conventional bombing of Japan in mid-August, and considered the later use of a third atomic bomb.
At the time, Heisenberg was leading a research team determining the feasibility of constructing an atomic bomb.
Thus, atomic bomb survivors may not be representative of populations exposed to radiation by other means (38): "As a result of these biases, atomic bomb data are not a reliable source of cancer risk coefficients, but they can still be used to study factors with immune system associations" (p.
Leary, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, called the atomic bomb "a barbarous weapon," also noting that: "The Japanese were already defeated and ready to surrender.
Introducing Joy on Good Morning America, Charles Gibson explained the purpose of the article: "The contents of an article coming out this morning in Wired magazine are being compared to the 1939 letter that Albert Einstein wrote to President Roosevelt warning of the consequences of the atomic bomb.
Winston Churchill's determination to prevent the French getting the atomic bomb is disclosed in secret war time documents made public for the first time yesterday.
The charge is that Oppenheimer was passing a great state secret in order to persuade the Kremlin to take the atomic bomb seriously and build one.