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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
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She survived because she had been working at Hiroshima station; nonetheless, she wasn't spared the ramifications of the A-bomb radiations as she died six months later after suffering leukemia," Shyozo said with a heavy heart.
Through belongings left by the victims, A-bombed artefacts, testimonies of survivors, and related materials, the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum conveys to the world the horror of nuclear weapons and spreads the message of 'No more Hiroshima'.
TEHRAN (FNA)- This month marks the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki; with each passing year the historical record is ever clearer that dropping the A-bombs was unnecessary, repugnant and a war crime.
Like Alperovitz, Holloway contends that the successful A-bomb explosion at Alamogordo, New Mexico, on July 16, 1945, changed the purpose of the use of the A-bomb.
A study by researcher Maya Todeschini focuses on the ways in which the A-bomb affected women within Japanese culture.
And Japanese A-bomb survivors from Nagasaki said they deserved the prize instead
Quite simply, without the kind of space that Tuymans opened for painting, it is almost inconceivable that a canvas like Sasnal's Widlik could sit comfortably within a stream of production that also includes such disparate works as his A-Bomb and Untitled.
The paper birds came to be a world-wide symbol of peace through the courage and determination of Sadako, a young Japanese girl with leukemia caused by radiation from the A-bomb in 1945.
Japanese Ambassador to the UK His Excellency Masaki Orita (left) launches an international peace event in Coventry yesterday with Nagasaki A-Bomb survivor Yoshiro Yamawaki, as a young boy prays.
The $25,000 NHK President's Prize for the Best High Definition TV Entry went to Drawing A-Bomb Memories, a Japanese documentary.
But just for good measure, he also damaged books by Gay Talese and the historian Peter Gay, and even defaced a book of poetry by Mark Levine entitled Enola Gay, referring to the plane that dropped the A-bomb on Hiroshima.
BRITAIN exploded its first A-bomb at Trimoulle in the Monte Bello Islands, 60 miles off Australia, in 1952.