Nuclear Weapons

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What could be good to eat after nuclear fallout?

According to "A Fighting Chance" you could survive off plants such as grains, beans, and legumes after nuclear fallout.

Also canned foods would be alright as they are protected from radiation for the most part.

As for animals that you might consider eating, they will be affected by a combination of gamma radiation inside and out, as well as the intake of irradiated food or lack of food to eat altogether. Their organs would be so saturated in radiation that you would develop radiation poisoning from consuming them.

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Who was President during World War 2 when a nuclear bomb was dropped on Japan?

Harry S. Truman was President of the United States on August 6, 1945, when the first atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, Japan.

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Who was the US President during World War 2 when a nuclear bomb was dropped on Japan?

China and Chinese Territories
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Are any us weapons made in china?

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Does Democratic Republic Of Congo have nuclear weapons?

no (at least not that we know of). However their uranium resources have been utilized in the manufacturing nuclear weapons (though the mine that supplied uranium has been closed since 1960). There are some concerns of illegal mining activity, but they do not pose a major threat in the issue of nuclear programs. Democratic Republic of the Congo signed the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty, the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and also has signed but not yet ratified the African Nuclear Weapons Free Zone (Treaty of Pelindaba).

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What is the blast and EMP radius of a 20KT nuclear warhead detonated at surface level?

It really depends on the terrain surrounding the blast and the altitude of the blast. EMP would be negligible, as those effects are only seen during very high altitude detonations (in space or upper atmosphere, for instance). I'd have to say a safe answer of one to two miles if you're including overpressure capable of damaging a building or less as a general rule for a weapon of this yield.

According to my circular slide rule nuclear weapons effects calculator, the blast damage radius (defined as 1 PSI maximum overpressure) for a 20KT surface burst is 2 miles, assuming level terrain. It would leave a crater in soil 0.0145 miles (25.52 yards) deep and 0.06 miles (105.6 yards) radius at the lip, or in rock/concrete 0.012 miles (21.12 yards) deep and 0.05 miles (88 yards) radius at the lip.

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Is Japan banned from nuclear weapons?

No, but Japan banned them within their own territory themselves.

Synonyms and Antonyms
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What is the name of a missile storehouse?

Perhaps you are thinking of "silo", which is also used to refer to a grain storehouse.

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How many Muslim countries have nuclear?

Answer 1If you are asking for nuclear weapons Pakistan is the only Islamic country who have nuclear weapons. However, Iran's nuclear program is rumored to be intending to create a nuclear weapon in the near future. Answer 2
  • Pakistanis the only Muslim country having a nuclear weapon.

  • Iran is never trying to have a nuclear weapon as the nuclear weapon is a kind of mass destruction weapons that are forbidden to use per Islam teachings (and other God religions) because this nuclear weapon kills the child, the woman, the old, and the plants and pollutes the universe.

  • However, it is to be known also that also India, Israel, and North Korea have nuclear weapons in addition to USA, Russia, China, France, and UK.

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Who conducted recently nuclear test?

North Korea

Cold War
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Which country has the most nuclear weapons?

The United States currently owns 9,600 nuclear weapons, while Russia currently owns 16,800. But Russia actually always had more nuclear weapons than the United States.

Russia was lacking in nuclear warheads from beginning of time to 1975. For various reasons, the USSR (and now Russia) have pretty much always had more ICBM weapons than the US, while the US maintained a larger stockpile of gravity bombs, SLBMs, and cruise missiles. Currently, as nuclear-tipped cruise missiles were forbidden under the START I treaty, only bombs, ICBMs, and SLBMs are in existence, with the number of 'usable' weapons varying over time.

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Inuit Northern Native Tribes

What do people in polar regions eat?

Ice Apple

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What is a nuclear bomb equation?

An atomic bomb works by having a number of neutrons released from the nucleus, and these in turn will dislodge more neutrons from other atoms and so on. Provided the number of neutrons released continues to grow, a nuclear explosion will result.

A significant problem is in having enough neutrons released to start the chain reaction going. This will not usually take place with ordinary materials, and the starting material has to be made to release more neutrons than it would do naturally. This is done by compressing the start material, but as you know, trying to compress a solid is difficult. A spherical cage of conventional explosive (shaped charge) is the most common method.

Returning to the question, there is no single "equation". If you look up the work of folk like Richard Feynman, and J R Oppenheimer, you'll be better informed.

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What was the nuclear weapon used by the us to force japan to surrender during ww2?

Two nuclear weapons were used -- the Little Boy, a gun-type uranium-fueled nuclear weapon that was deployed against Hiroshima on Monday, August 6, 1945.

The second was the Fat Man, an implosion-type plutonium-fueled nuclear weapon deployed against Nagasaki on Thursday, August 9, 1945.

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Can a woodlouse survive a nuclear explosion?

Sounds like a good effects experiment. Obtain one nuclear bomb of known yield and a few million woodlice. Place a sample of lice on each point of a grid centered on surface zero. Detonate the bomb at a selected height/depth. Wait for fallout cloud to leave area of grid, then collect your samples and count living and dead in each. Map this data. Periodically repeat the sample counts and mappings.

Certainly a better experiment than using people or pigs in military uniforms as subjects.

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What is the cost of a w54 warhead?

The W54 nuclear warhead used in the Davy Crocket, AIM-26 Falcon air-to-air missile and the SADM atomic demolition munition was a variable yield, linear implosion warhead most likely with an unreflected bare ovoid pit.

It boasted a variable yield of 0.01 kilotons (10 tons of TNT) or a variable yield variant of between 0.02 kilotons-1 kiloton. (20 tons of TNT - 1000 tons of TNT)

The cost to develop this weapon is not that easy to find, but many estimates and research have shown a price of anywhere from 14 - 40 million per weapon, not including the delivery system.

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Does India have Nuclear Weapons?

India is not a Party to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. India tested what it called a "peaceful nuclear explosive" in 1974 (which became known as "Smiling Buddha"). The test was the first test developed after the creation of the NPT, and created new questions about how civilian nuclear technology could be diverted secretly to weapons purposes (dual-use technology).

Though India maintained that its nuclear capability was primarily "peaceful", it apparently weaponized two dozen nuclear weapons for delivery by air between 1988 and 1990. But it was not until 1998 that India tested weaponized nuclear warheads ("Operation Shakti"), including a thermonuclear device.

And it is estimated that India has 80-100 nuclear warheads (might not be active).

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How far and fast can nukes travel?

Nukes can travel at top speed is faster than 13,000 miles per hour and can travel at distances of over 67,000 yards away if there is enough nukes.

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How fast can a nuclear submarine submerge?

It depends on the size of the boat and the type of water it's in (saltwater is more buoyant than fresh), but in most cases the average time is less than a minute from popping the corks on the Main Ballast Tanks to the time the Sail clears the waterline. The pictures you see of today's modern submarines only show about the top 1/5 of the boat; the rest is underwater. Once the Main Ballast Tanks start flooding and all that water comes in, it doesn't take much time to get underwater.

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Can the Alaska governor release nuclear missiles?

Only the President of the United States has the authority to authorise the use of nuclear weapons. Governors cannot commit armed troops, let alone nuclear weapons, to combat.

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Does a nuclear bomb explode in the air?

Nuclear warheads are pretty flexible, and can be set to detonate in several ways, and in all mediums:

1. Underwater (e.g., ASROC)

2. Atmospheric (high altitude (EMP burst) or low altitude air burst over target

3. Contact / Terminal coordinates (e.g., GPS) detonation on land or at sea

4. Underground penetration and detonation

5. Timer set on device placed in any location

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Doodle God

How do you make nuclear bomb on Doodle God?

plutonium + weapon

World War 2
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How many nuclear bombs were built in World War 2?

Four nuclear bombs were constructed and three of these were detonated during World War 2.

The first nuclear bomb was a plutonium implosion bomb, with a yield of about 20 kilotons, exploded northwest of Alamogordo, New Mexico for the Trinity test, July 16, 1945.

A "gun style" uranium-235 bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, Japan, on August 6, 1945, 8:16 AM local time, and it exploded at an altitude of 1900 feet with an estimated yield of 12 kilotons. There was only enough U-235 uranium to construct one bomb.

A third nuclear bomb, a more efficient plutonium-implosion device, was dropped on Nagasaki, Japan, on August 9, 1945, at 11:06 AM local time, and exploded at an altitude of 1650 feet with an estimated yield of 22 kilotons, (which missed its intended target by one and a half miles).

As a result of the two nuclear bomb blasts, there were estimated 120,000 instant fatalities, and, of course, more to follow. Had the Nagasaki bomb not been off target, the fatalities would have been at least 40,000 more.

With the surrender of Japan shortly after the second nuclear blast, World War II ended, and only the three weapons had been deployed.

A fourth nuclear bomb similar to the first and third had been built just before Japan agreed to surrender and shipped from Los Alamos to San Francisco. Before it could be flown from San Francisco to Tinnian for use on Japan, Truman ordered the use of nuclear bombs stopped. This bomb was then returned to Los Alamos, becoming the first bomb in the US postwar nuclear stockpile.

Had the war continued the Manhattan Project had plans, factories, infrastructure, and bombers to build and drop 20 more nuclear bombs on Japan before the end of 1945. Whether or not this rate could have actually been sustained successfully will never be known as only the first 2 of the planned 23 bombing missions were needed. However soon after the war ended the plutonium production rate at Hanford, Washington had to be severely curtailed to limit the extent of radiation damage to the three reactor's graphite moderator that was causing swelling of the graphite and bending the metal tubes that the fuel pellets passed through.

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What are the disadvantages of nuclear weapons?

through the used of nuclear weapon their is a big threats to people such as

death,sucide attacks,paralism
They have a bit of a tendency to be an "all or nothing" weapon with some advantage to a country willing to start with a surprise overwhelming strategic first strike and willing to take a certain amount of retaliatory losses. It is very hard to make used of them in a limited war.

New editer also they have a treaty about not using or tradeing nukes so they would get #!#%ed up by other areas
they can be serious overkill in many military situations where more selective and subtle methods might be appropriate.

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Hiroshima and Nagasaki Atomic Bombings

How much uranium reacted in the little boy?

The bomb contained about 64 kg of uranium. Of this amount, probably less than a kilogram actually underwent fission, and the energy release was consistent with the transformation of about a half a gram of matter being converted to energy.


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