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1. ### Nuclear energy and nuclear weapons?

...by governments at whatever locations they choose. Once a nuclear weapon is made, no additional nuclear material is used to 'maintain...

2 Answers · Science & Mathematics · 12/09/2010

2. ### How to calculate how many times the nuclear weapons humans currently have can destroy the earth?

...here' anymore - you need 2x10^32 Joules of energy. The biggest nuclear weapon ever detonated (Tsar Bomba detonated by the ...

3 Answers · Science & Mathematics · 04/04/2009

3. ### What square mile radius would a nuclear weapon destroy?

...radius by R = r (Y/y)^(2/3) where Y is the yield of the weapon with lethal radius R and y is the standard yield (e.g., 1 MT) with...

2 Answers · Science & Mathematics · 09/01/2012

4. ### How do I understand how nuclear weapons work in the future?

I think you are basically asking how a nuclear bomb works, correct? Below is a link... split, more energy is released. Nuclear bombs exploit this by causing this chain-reaction...

3 Answers · Science & Mathematics · 09/06/2013

5. ### Is there much of a difference between a Nuclear reactor and a Nuclear weapon?

... up slowly, in a steady controlled way. In the case of a nuclear weapon, the chain reaction is allowed to grow out-of-control, using up...

1 Answers · Science & Mathematics · 01/02/2012

6. ### If a nuclear weapon is destroyed, does it detonate?

...the whole idea behind anti-ballistic missile defense systems. We blow up the nuclear missles harmlessly. If it was a fact that simply blowing...

8 Answers · Science & Mathematics · 27/12/2006

7. ### what is the typical blast radius of a modern nuclear weapon?

... away . i hope i was able to shed some light about the power of modern nuclear weapons :)

5 Answers · Science & Mathematics · 24/09/2006

8. ### Can a nuclear weapon explode in space?

Yes, a nuclear reaction does not depend on gravity or an atmosphere: getting it.... Really, no other sort of exploding weapon needs atmosphere or gravity either. All of our ...

4 Answers · Science & Mathematics · 11/02/2011

9. ### How much damage will all of the current nuclear weapons exploding at the same time do to the Earth?

No, the energy released by detonating all of the current nuclear weapons will be nowhere near enough to reproduce the Star Wars "Alderaan...

5 Answers · Science & Mathematics · 01/06/2012

10. ### Nuclear Fission Weapons?

The early nuclear bombs are fission weapons, such as Fat Man and Little Boy. Most current weapons use a fission primary which in turn detonates the fusion portion of the weapon.

1 Answers · Science & Mathematics · 05/10/2010

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