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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Listen to stories of the war, sign petitions for nuclear abolition, and visit atomic bomb exhibitions.
Kajiya now performs "picture shows" for children with hand-drawn art to pass on the horror of the atomic bomb.
About 70, 000 people were killed by an atomic bomb dropped on Nagasaki from a US aircraft, three days after the one that levelled Hiroshima.
Risks of leukemia in Japanese atomic bomb survivors, in women treated for cervical cancer, and in patients treated for ankylosing spondylitis.
The B-29 bomber dropped the atomic bomb over Hiroshima, Japan, on August 6, 1945, killing roughly 140,000 people.
Henriksen follows the trajectory of the atomic bomb across the landscape of American cultural life by tracing the shadow the bomb cast: the magnitude of America's atomic angst appears most clearly in the artifacts of American popular culture.
Eisenhower (then Supreme Commander in Europe) wrote that he told the Secretary of War that he thought it would be wrong "to drop an atomic bomb on Japan .
The biggest, most powerful bomb ever invented was the atomic bomb.
MINEOLA, Texas -- Tomorrow marks the 60th anniversary of the Little Boy atomic bomb dropping during World War II on Hiroshima, Japan, August 6, 1945.
02am local time, which is when the US dropped the atomic bomb, killing more than 70,000 people and prompting Japan's Second World World War surrender, Irish Independent reported.
Here today, on the occasion of the Nagasaki Peace Memorial Ceremony on the 68th anniversary of the atomic bombing, I reverently express my sincere condolences to the souls of the atomic bomb victims.