The Atomic Bomb

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Hussein Osman Mr. Ryan Boswood Science Honors 9B 20 March 2014 Atomic Bomb Brought to Life The Atomic achievement has the two parts, science and politics, both of which will be discussed to explain the atomic bomb. Beginning with nuclear energy, it comes from the division of uranium atoms in a process called fission.
Nuclear energy is energy in the nucleus of an atom and also used with power plants to generate electricity. There is enormous energy in the bonds that hold atoms together; nuclear energy can be used to make electricity. But first the energy must be released; it can be released from atoms in two ways, which are nuclear fusion and nuclear fission. In nuclear fusion, energy is released when atoms are combined together to form a larger atom an example would be the sun produces energy. In nuclear fission, atoms are split apart to form smaller atoms, releasing energy. The Atomic weapons haven’t poped to life, however they have a long history before them. This long history goes back to 1933 when Leo Szilárd realizes the concept of the nuclear chain reaction. Through years later when the American side had realized the possibility of such weapon and the completion between them, USSR and Germany, a letter was sent to President Roosevelt for permission for a nuclear program, Manhattan Project. Around 1941 there had been huge progress in the Project, Roosevelt was informed. In 1942 the Russian side lead by Stalin was informed of the Nuclear Project that included America and Great Britain. On August 1945 the first two Atomic bombs were deployed on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Around 1949 the Russian take their first steps into nuclear technology, which leads to arms race between the Soviet Union and the USA. Later on, 1952 the Chine... ... middle of paper ... ... scientific concepts that explains every bit; it was a dream that was accomplished through hard work and efficiency. Worked Cited "Nuclear Weapons Timeline." ICAN. N.p., n.d. Web. 05 Mar. 2014. "The Development of Nuclear Weapons." The Development of Nuclear Weapons. N.p., n.d. Web. 05 Mar. 2014. Bellis, Mary. "History of Atomic Bombs - Nuclear Fission vs Nuclear Fusion." About.com Inventors. About.com, 05 Mar. 2014. Web. 05 Mar. 2014. "The Many Uses of Nuclear Technology." The Many Uses of Nuclear Technology. N.p., n.d. Web. 05 Mar. 2014. "Atomic Bomb." Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6Th Edition (2013): 1. Literary Reference Center. Web. 25 Feb. 2014. "Atomic Energy." NRC: Glossary --. N.p., 11 Dec. 2013. Web. 24 Feb. 2014. "Atomic Energy Commission." Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6Th Edition (2013): 1. Literary Reference Center. Web. 24Feb. 2014.

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