atomic bomb


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A weapon of mass destruction powered by the fission of the nuclei of heavy atoms—e.g., plutonium-239 or uranium-235—which follows bombardment of the fuel with neutrons, resulting in a chain reaction and release of pressure, heat, light, and radiation

atomic bomb

explosion of a nuclear device.

atomic bomb injury
see radiation injury.
atomic bomb fallout
subsequent to the explosion of an atomic device is the gradual return to earth of radioactive dust.
atomic bomb irradiation
irradiation of animal tissues by any means, therapeutic, accidental, atomic bomb blast.
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Hersey's repeats the official narrative of the atomic bomb several times, but each time foregrounds the subjective experience of the victims and moves the objective language of blast effects into parenthetical comments.
Prior to the dropping of the two atomic bombs, the Japanese cabinet was deadlocked three to three over whether to surrender unconditionally, and after Hiroshima and Nagasaki had been bombed, it was still deadlocked three to three.
Listen to stories of the war, sign petitions for nuclear abolition, and visit atomic bomb exhibitions.
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In Hiroshima, several large structures -- including what came to be called the Atomic Bomb Dome -- have been preserved as a reminder of the Aug.
In the preface to "Genbaku shishu" (Collection of Atomic Bomb Poems) published in the same month, however, Toge wrote that he would dedicate his work to "people throughout the world who abhor atomic bombs.
2315 GMT Sunday), the exact time in 1945 when the Enola Gay B-29 bomber dropped the atomic bomb at an altitude of about 600 meters.
ISTANBUL, Aug 6, 2010 (TUR) -- Turkish Culture and Tourism Minister Ertugrul Gunay was in attendance at an event at Istanbul's Toy Museum marking the 65th anniversary of Hiroshima Atomic bomb as part of the Japanese Year in Turkey activities.
As the 60th anniversary of the detonation of the first atomic bomb approaches, historian Preston traces the scientific and political history of atomic energy.
A New York City couple, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, were charged with selling atomic bomb secrets to the Soviet Union.