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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Oppenheimer, and draws in full to the creation of an implosive atomic bomb of the leading US scientist in the development and testing of conventional chemical EM, Professor at Harvard University G.
Fumiaki Kajiya, 76, lost his sister to the atomic bomb blast.
The atomic bomb is so much more powerful than any weapon before it, it's almost impossible to imagine how terrible such a war would be.
Gordin's presentation and reconsideration of thought on the atomic bomb would fuel an excellent class discussion.
The first five chapters lay out the most influential assessments of Truman's decision to use the atomic bomb against Japan and the impact of that strategy on the Japanese government's decision to surrender.
Almost 60 years have passed since two atomic bombs came crashing down on Hiroshima and Nagasaki to end the war in August of 1945.
Dennison, together with Yoshiro Yamawaki, who had survived the dropping of the atomic bombs on Japan at the end of World War II, lit candles at the ceremony which was filmed by British and Japanese television companies.
Comparison of breast cancer incidence in the Massachusetts tuberculosis fluoroscopy cohort and in the Japanese atomic bomb survivors.
Had my grandfather's first family not died, had the United States not dropped the atomic bomb on them, my mother would never have been born and neither would I.
An exhibition of photographs on the devastation in Nagasaki following the August 1945 atomic bombing of the city, taken for submission to the government, opened at the Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum on Thursday.
1950: Scientist Klaus Fuchs was found guilty of passing British atomic secrets to Soviet agents: On January 27, 1950, Klaus Fuchs, confessed to being a Soviet spy passing vital atomic bomb secrets to the Russians.
Under pressure from the Fellowship of Reconciliation, historians, and scholars, and despite howls of protest from the Air Force Association and the American Legion, t he Smithsonian's curator scrapped the elaborate defence of Hiroshima and Nagasaki which he had prepared and simply displayed the Enola Gay with one sentence of explanation, saying that the plane "dropped the atomic bomb that ended the war and saved lives.