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  Atomic Bomb
Not a dirty bomb, or a crop duster, or a hijacked jet-missile, or anthrax in the mail, or smallpox-ridden subway riders, or sarin gas suitcases, or fertilizer-packed trucks.
It might have taken millennia to come up with the notion of the atomic bomb, but it took just 12 years from the first public articulation of the idea to The Bomb's first public use to kill enemies in a war.
The cities were ordered to be spared conventional bombing, so that the psychological and collateral impact of the atomic bombing would be higher.
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  Nuclear weapon - Encyclopedia.WorldSearch   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In general, fission bombs are powered by using chemical explosives to compress a sub-critical amount of either uranium-235 or plutonium into a dense, super-critical mass, which is then subjected to a source of neutrons.
Dirty bomb is now a term for a radiological weapon, a non-nuclear bomb that disperses radioactive material that was packed in with the bomb.
Dirty bombs, similar to other enhanced fallout weapons of more technologically sophisticated design, are area denial weapons that can potentially render an area unfit for habitation for years or decades after the detonation.
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 AllRefer.com - atomic bomb (Military Affairs (nonnaval)) - Encyclopedia
Practical fissionable nuclei for atomic bombs are the isotopes uranium-235 and plutonium-239, which are capable of undergoing chain reaction.
An atomic bomb is detonated by bringing together very rapidly (e.g., by means of a chemical explosive) two subcritical masses of fissionable material, the combined mass exceeding the critical mass.
An atomic bomb explosion produces, in addition to the shock wave accompanying any explosion, intense neutron and gamma radiation, both of which are very damaging to living tissue.
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A final variant of the thermonuclear weapons is the enhanced radiation weapon, or neutron bomb which are small thermonuclear weapons in which the burst of neutrons generated by the fusion reaction is intentionally not absorbed inside the weapon, but allowed to escape.
The stunning power and the astonishing visual effects are a strong influence on art, from Andy Warhol's silkscreen Atomic Bomb (1965) and James Rosenquist's F-111 (1964-65) to Gregory Green's constructions and the efforts of artist James Acord to use uranium in his sculptures.
The so-called dirty bomb was predicted in a 1943 article by Robert A. Heinlein titled "Solution Unsatisfactory" which caused him to be investigated by the FBI, concerned that there had been a breach of security on the Manhattan Project.
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ATOMIC BOMB, also known as the atom bomb or fission bomb, a weapon whose explosive power originates from the fission of atomic nuclei.
The blast effect of an atomic bomb is similar to that of a conventional explosive but much more intense and far-reaching.
Most significantly, by the mid-1980s atomic weapons were in the arsenals of at least five countries: the United States, the Soviet Union, France, the United Kingdom, and China.
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 The educational encyclopedia, world war II weapons   (Site not responding. Last check: )
A bomb WWW museum Little Boy is the nick name given to the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima on august 6, 1945.
Atomic bombing of Hiroshima an eyewitness report written by Father P. Siemes, a Jesuit priest living near Hiroshima at the time of the atomic bombing.
The decision to use the atomic bomb on august 6 and 9, 1945, the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were destroyed by the first atomic bombs used in warfare.
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 GI -- World War II Commemoration
ATOMIC BOMB, also known as the atom bomb or fission bomb, a weapon whose explosive power originates from the fission of atomic nuclei.
Under a self-imposed flout on publication, further work in the United States and Britain was done in secret to prevent German scientists from using the findings to develop an atomic bomb of their own for use in the war then under way.
The blast effect of an atomic bomb is similar to that of a conventional explosive but much more intense and far-reaching.
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 ATOMIC BOMB: DECISION (Hiroshima-Nagasaki)
International Law - Bombing of Civilians - At the beginning of World War II, the bombing of civilians was regarded as a barbaric act.
Szilard Petition, first version, July 3, 1945 - The first version of Leo Szilard's petition called atomic bombs "a means for the ruthless annihilation of cities." It asked the President "to rule that the United States shall not, in the present phase of the war, resort to the use of atomic bombs."
Trinity Test, July 16, 1945 - Radiation Monitoring - The test of the atomic bomb in the New Mexico desert on July 16 was a spectacular success.
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 atomic bomb on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
or A-bomb, weapon deriving its explosive force from the release of atomic energy through the fission (splitting) of heavy nuclei (see nuclear energy).
Epicenter of the explosion of the first atomic bomb held on July 16th, 1945.
Derricks and pipes that were pierced through the earth crust to a depth of 600 meters for the subterranean atomic explosion of the HESTOR bomb.
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 Fluoride, Teeth, and the Atomic Bomb
Bomb program researchers played a leading role in the design and implementation of the most extensive U.S. study of the health effects of fluoridating public drinking water--conducted in Newburgh, New York from 1945 to 1956.
It grew directly out of litigation against the bomb program and its main purpose was to furnish scientific ammunition which the government and its nuclear contractors could use to defeat lawsuits for human injury.
Today, news that scientists from the atomic bomb program secretly shaped and guided the Newburgh fluoridation experiment, and studied the citizen's blood and tissue samples, is greeted with incredulity.
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 Atomic Bomb and Dirty Bomb Filtration Systems for your Safe Room
These filters are specifically designed to protect you and your family from a dirty bomb, nuclear weapons dust from an atomic bomb, and biological and chemical warfare.
We believe it is the most advanced filter on the market today for atomic bomb or dirty bomb dust, and/or biological weapon agents.
Its primary purpose is to filter the larger particles from all incoming air.
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 History of the Atomic Age | atomicarchive.com
A comprehensive section chronicling the discovery of nuclear fission, the race for the atomic bomb, the development of the hydrogen bomb and the ensuing Cold War and beyond.
As the American and Soviet nuclear programs took root and grew, and the race for the hydrogen bomb was soon on.
Recount the events of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
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 History of the Atomic Bomb - Academic Info
Selections include exhibits of the Peace Memorial Museum, record of A-Bomb disaster, voices of survivors, a child's experience, tour around Peace Park, and a page on the atomic bombing of Nagasaki.
The Decision to Use the Atomic Bomb: Gar Alperovitz and the H-Net Debate
The Atomic Bomb and the End of World War II: a planned exhibit by The National Air and Space Museum.....
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 atomicarchive.com: Exploring the History, Science, and Consequences of the Atomic Bomb
This site explores the complex history surrounding the invention of the atomic bomb - a crucial turning point for all mankind.
November 22 - First fusion device test by the Soviet Union, it had a yield of 1.6 megatons.
This section explores the major events of this period including; the development of the hydrogen bomb, the nuclear arms race, détente, nuclear proliferation and the nuclear world after the end of the Cold War.
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 Creators of the atomic bomb: debasing nuclear power into a totalitarian order in the new world   (Site not responding. Last check: )
However in 1945, just as it became inevitable that the bomb would be dropped, Leo Szilard underwent a miraculous religious conversion and became the leading voice in opposition to the use of the atom bomb, for both moral and political reasons.
The atom bomb was truly a creation of Jewish physics, and it should not be impossible to understand that the Jewish creators of the bomb would share their great achievement with Jewish Bolsheviks who created communism in the Soviet Union.
Like the bomb, the multi-racial society is characterized by a paradoxical complementarity: it fragments a homogeneous community while imposing a "chilling and impersonal", even fearful structure upon the new socialist union.
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 The Decision to Drop the Atomic Bomb Documents
Memo re: Russia and the atomic bomb, September 11, 1945
Strategic Bombing Survey: The Effects of the Atomic Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, June 19, 1946
The Harry S. Truman Library and Museum is one of twelve Presidential Libraries administered by the National Archives and Records Administration.
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