Hydrogen Bomb

  • The Hydrogen Bomb

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    The Hydrogen Bomb The hydrogen bomb is a nuclear weapon in which light atomic nuclei of hydrogen are joined together in an uncontrolled nuclear fusion reaction to release huge amounts of energy. The hydrogen bomb is about a thousand time more powerful than the atomic bomb, which produces a nuclear fission explosion almost a million times more powerful than that of a comparably sized bomb using conventional high explosives such as TNT

  • The Hydrogen Bomb

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    The Hydrogen Bomb Thesis Statement The hydrogen bomb is a nuclear weapon in which light atomic nuclei of hydrogen are joined together in an uncontrolled nuclear fusion reaction to release tremendous amounts of energy. The hydrogen bomb is about a thousand times as powerful as the atomic bomb, which produces a nuclear fission explosion about a million times more powerful than comparably sized bombs using conventional high explosives such as TNT. The Hydrogen Bomb The Atomic Bomb Was A Essential

  • The Hydrogen Bomb

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    The hydrogen bomb, a thermonuclear weapon is an explosive device that creates its explosion by fusing two atoms together, to create a reaction similar to the processes that happens on the sun. The concept was first developed in 1952, during the cold war, and the bombs continually grew in destructive potential until the Tzar bomb, a 50 megaton bomb, that was detonated by the Soviets in 1961. The hydrogen bombs were unique to atomic bombs, because unlike the atomic bombs, hydrogen bombs had no conceivable

  • Hydrogen Bomb And The Atomic Bomb

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    decision of whether or not to create hydrogen bomb brings into question safety of, not just a country, but the entire world. Although, there’s many reasons why someone would say the creation of the hydrogen bomb is important, it’s not. If created, it would cause a greater degree of mass destruction on civilization than the atomic bomb. The bomb would also have unpredictable effects on the environment and would change the nature of foreign policy. The atomic bomb left a devastating aftermath in Hiroshima

  • Development Of The Hydrogen Bomb

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    Development of the Hydrogen Bomb In the world there is little thing called power. Many countries want to have great power, few get it. Powers gave the Soviet Union and the U.S. the ability to dominate in wars. In the 1950’s during the Cold War these two countries had a race to se who could create the most powerful weapon the world has ever seen, the Hydrogen Bomb. Edward Teller, an atomic physicist, and Stanislaw Marcin Ulam, a mathematician, "who together developed the Teller-Ulam design

  • The Creation Of The Hydrogen Bomb

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    The creation of the hydrogen bomb, moreover the summoning of an arms race, spawned worldwide desire for nuclear arms, and worldwide fear for those who had them; The effects of such can be seen in the economic and diplomatic benefits exhibited by those with enough stamina and vigilance to endure its costs, and in the extreme measures taken by countries, nominally the United States, to respond to the security threat posed when other countries owned the bomb. Furthermore: For those whose economy could

  • The Hydrogen Bomb and Nuclear Warfare

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    The Hydrogen Bomb and Nuclear Warfare "At that moment.... there flashed into my mind a passage from the Bhagavad-Gita, the sacred book of the Hindus: 'I am become death the shatterer of worlds.'" July 16, 1945: J. Robert Oppenheimer and a group of American scientists witnessed the startling fruits of their labor; in the desert of Alamogordo, New Mexico, the first explosion of a nuclear weapon. Prior to this moment all known explosives derived their potency from the rapid burning

  • The World 's First Hydrogen Bomb

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    On January 31st, 1950. President Harry S. Truman announces his decision for the development of the hydrogen bomb. The hydrogen bomb was theorized to be way more powerful then the atomic bombs that were dropped on Japan during World War II. Five months earlier, America lost their powerful nuclear supremacy to the Soviet Union, due to the country successfully detonating an atomic bomb at their test site in Kazakhstan. Several weeks later, Britain and the U.S. intelligence came to the conclusion that

  • The Hydrogen Bomb: Enrico Fermi and Edward Teller

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    detonated their own atomic bomb on August 29, 1949, ending the United States’ “atomic monopoly” and starting a race to develop better nuclear arms (Jordine, Hydrogen Bomb). The hydrogen bomb, or H-bomb, was a product of this race, and while its creation negatively impacted the environment, it served its intended purpose in the respect that the threat of its use prevented a nuclear war and allowed for the United States to retain its capitalist government. The hydrogen bomb is a thermonuclear weapon

  • Who Is Really Responsible? The Atomic and Hydrogen Bombs

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    discovery of leaded petrol and finally Sir Mark Oliphant and his contributing research that lead to the production of the Hydrogen bomb. Fritz Haber was a Jewish born German chemist in 1868 who won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for 1918 for his work on nitrogen fixation in the air. Before his Nobel Prize he had found a way to synthesise ammonia for fertilising crops from hydrogen and nitrogen. While working with Carl Bosch, an engineer from a chemical company, they created the Haber-Bosch process which

  • The Legacy Of The Soviet Union 's First Hydrogen Bomb

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    history there have been individuals that have left a lasting impact on humankind, but failed to achieve notoriety or recognition for their work. One such individual was Andrei Sakharov, Soviet physicist and architect of the Soviet Union’s first hydrogen bomb. Sakharov’s contributions in the field of science were revolutionary, monumental, and far-reaching in terms of their impact on the cold war, and also in modern times. Sakharov’s impact on the world derived from his voice as an activist in the realms

  • The Effect of the Hydrogen Bomber Crash over Spain

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    incredibly powerful weapons, the Air Force has actually had some shocking accidents in the past. Since nuclear bombs in the United States were made, there have been dozens of accidents involving these weapons. One of the accidents involving the hydrogen bomb was the B-52 bomber crash over Palomares, Spain on January 17th, 1966. That’s just 48 years ago that this crash resulted in four lost hydrogen bombs in Spain. The crash between the B-52 and a KC-135 tanker occurred during a routine refueling gone wrong

  • Nuclear Superweapons

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    The two main types of nuclear weapons are the more commonly known atom bomb, and the less commonly known hydrogen bomb. Nuclear weapons have had a very important role in the history of the world, whether it was used, as seen in Nagasaki and Hiroshima, or used as a deterrent. However the presence of nuclear weapons comes with a down fall, the threat of a nuclear war is always going to be present. The need for a nuclear bomb became present in 1941 after the attack on Pearl Harbor when the United

  • Klaus Fuchs and the Atomic Bomb

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    Did you know that in 1949 we almost gave the secrets of the atomic bomb to the Russians? Emil Julius Klaus Fuchs was the spy that could have seriously changed our future as we know it. Klaus Fuchs was born into a Lutheran family and eventually joined the Communist Party of Germany. He soon fled to England following the rise of the Nazis in 1933. As a brilliant young scientist, he earned his doctorate in Physics from the University of Bristol in 1937, and was invited to study at Edinburgh University

  • Brief Description Of Edward Teller

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    the hydrogen bomb. Teller was born in Budapest in 1908, and was educated in Germany at the Institute of Technology in Karlsruhe and at the universities of Munich and Leipzig. He received his Ph.D. in physics in 1930. After working at the University of Goettingen with James Frank and at the Niels Bohr Institute, he became Professor of Physics at the George Washington University in Washington, D.C. in 1935. In 1941 he became an American citizen. In the same year he joined the U.S. atomic bomb development

  • Nuclear Physics

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    endothermic or exothermic. There are two main types of reactions and they are fusion and fission. Fusion Fusion is the combination of two light nuclei for for a single heavier nucleus. An example of this is the combination of two different hydrogen isotopes for form a single isotope of helium. The results of this reaction is an enormous amount of energy that is liberated form the system. This happens because the combined mass of the two lighter nuclei is more than the mass of the product

  • Hydrogen

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    Hydrogen is a diatomic element that is in a gaseous form at room temperature. Its most identifying characteristic is the fact that it is highly explosive. It is the lightest element in the world, and has a lifting power of 8% more than that of helium. Hydrogen was used in airships and zeppelins for more than 20 years during the beginning of the 20th century. This practice stopped abruptly after the German airship Hindenburg disaster over New Jersey. It is used in fuel cells to create electricity

  • 1952

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    they watched TV. One of the major barriers that were broken was the invention of the hydrogen bomb and when it was released, it was noted to be the biggest bomb to ever be set off. The United States conducted a full scale, successful experiment with a fusion device in 1952, which produced an explosion equivalent to several megatons (million tons) of chemical explosive. In 1954, the United States detonated a fusion bomb with a power of 15 megatons instead of the expected 7 megatons. It created a glowing

  • The Nuclear Bombings Of Hiroshima And Nagasaki

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    essay will argue that Godzilla is portrayed as a metaphor produced by the bombings of Hiroshima, Nagasaki, as well as a Hydrogen bomb that was tested too close to a Japanese fishing vessel, Godzilla proves that Japan is cursed by the incidents that occurred on August 6-9th, 1945 and March 1st, 1954. During World War 2 the United States of America dropped a pair of Atomic Bombs on two major cities of Japan, Hiroshima, and Nagasaki. On August 6th, 1945, "President Harry S. Truman authorized the attack

  • Nuclear Arms Race : The Cold War

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    nuclear age began before the Cold War. The United States was the first country to develop the nuclear weapons through the Manhattan Project during World War II against Axis power. The US ended the war by dropping nuclear bombs on the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan. Nuclear bombs are extremely powerful. It could destroy an entire city and kill tens of thousands of people. The only time nuclear weapons have been used in war was at the end of World War II against Japan. Although the Cold War was

  • Edward Teller

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    an American atomic bomb program. Pushing for bomb construction: In March of 1939 Teller received a call from a friend Leo Szilard, Leo told Teller of the world's first known nuclear chain reaction. This for Teller and many others would mark the beginning of long hard journey. The result of this journey would initially be the first atomic bomb and would later lead to the first hydrogen bomb. Some of the initial problems with beginning the development of the atomic bomb were the United States

  • Edward Teller’s Eccentricities and Their Effect upon Nuclear Weapons Development

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    From the development of the atomic bomb to the revocation of Robert Oppenheimer’s security clearance in 1954 (“Oppenheimer Security Hearing”), Edward Teller has been an important figure in the top secret scientific community. He endlessly pursued the hydrogen bomb and was instrumental in Oppenheimer’s security clearance being revoked. These actions and his complete refusal to do calculations or other “grunt work” as he saw it, caused tensions at Los Alamos along with the rest of the scientific community

  • Atomic Bomb

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    Atomic bombs were the first nuclear weapons to be developed, tested, and used. In the late 1930s physicists in Europe and the United States realized that the fission of uranium could be used to create an extremely powerful explosive weapon. In August 1939, German American physicist Albert Einstein sent a letter to U.S. president Franklin D. Roosevelt that described this discovery and warned of its potential development by other nations. The U.S. government established the top secret Manhattan Project

  • The War that Never Was

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    leave. On November 16th, 1952, the United States dropped the first Hydrogen bomb over a point slightly north of Runit Island. The bomb was dropped by a B-36H bomber and was thousands of times stronger than most atomic bombs. By the following year, the Soviet Union tested their first, and by early the 1970’s, another seven nations had succeeded in their own tests. There are four stages following the detonation of nuclear bombs. The first is named the Flash and Fireball, which is the effect of a

  • Nuclear Testing 1950s

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    developing the first atomic bombs. In order to perfect these weapons of mass destruction, both countries needed to test their products to look for flaws in the general blue prints of the weapons. Seeing the success with the atomic bomb, the United States started developing a more destructive bomb, the hydrogen bomb, believed to be 1000 times stronger than the atomic bomb. In January of 1950, President Harry S. Truman announced the United States’ intention to build a hydrogen bomb because of the fear that

  • Physics paper

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    of a new age: the age of nuclear energy. This scientific discovery would not only lead to the creation of the atomic bomb in the Manhattan Project and the use of it in the Japanese cities of Nagasaki and Hiroshima but also to a worldwide arms race during the one of the most tense times in American history, the Cold War. While it seems that most scientists knew that the atomic bomb was inevitable, they also realized the potential of the science of it for good. This paper will cover the previous notable

  • Nuclear Weapons & Nuclear Warfare

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    Throughout half the century of the 19’s hundreds a period of new advancements in the creations of a bomb had arisen. On August 8th, 1939 President Roosevelt received a letter from Albert Einstein which ended up being the fundamental support in the creation of the Atomic Bomb. There are two types of atomic bombs fusion and fission, the first atomic bomb was created in 1939 by the Manhattan Project, three weeks later after its first test, it was used in an actual war. It’s capable

  • The Pros And Cons Of Nuclear Fusion

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    it comes to nuclear bombs, we set off the reaction, either fission or fusion, and let it continue uncontrolled. A fission reaction can be used to create the Atomic Bomb, while fusion is used to create a Hydrogen Bomb. The most noticeable difference between the hydrogen bomb and the Atomic bomb is the giant gap in sheer power that the two nuclear bombs possess. Hydrogen bombs (fusion) hold far greater power than atomic bombs (fission). For example, Tsar Bomba, a hydrogen bomb set off in the atmosphere

  • Hydrogen Fusion is the Future Source of Energy

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    Hydrogen Fusion, the Future Source of Energy Abstract The world is currently in an energy crisis with no end in sight. Many technologies can help reduce our dependence on fossil fuels and have the possibility of ending the energy crisis. Hydrogen fusion holds great promise with its no pollution energy output. If more energy can be created than is used to start the fusion process, the energy crisis might become a thing of the past. Over half of the energy used now comes from fossil fuels

  • Nuclear Weapons

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    no positive effects or results, yet many countries today continue to create and stockpile these weapons. The creation and storing of these weapons have immense costs. They are extremely destructive. The cleanup after the detonation of one of these bombs can cost millions and the deactivation and decontamination of the weapon itself is incredibly expensive. What do these weapons actually do? How are they made? What do they cost? How can we stop the creation and use of them? Are there any alternatives

  • Godzilla Essay

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    investigate the phenomenon that plagued the area. While examining the island, Yamane stumbles upon a giant dinosaur, Godzilla, who emits radiation, similar to that of the hydrogen bombs tested by the United States. After further investigation, Yamane concluded that Godzilla was created because of its exposure to the radiation from the hydrogen bombs. Fascinated by Godzilla’s resistance to radiation, Yamane wanted to study this specimen to understand further its ability to be tolerant of radiation. In the end

  • Genocide

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    fission(atomic bomb) and one based on fusion(hydrogen bomb). According to a famous equation E=mc2 in the Theory of Relativity by Albert Einstein, he claimed every matter can be converted into energy form, which is the basic concept of the nuclear weapons nowadays.A hydrogen bomb, it is using a skill called fusion, which is mainly about gather up atoms and convert them into energy, by this method even a small amount of matter can lead to a serious destruction. The best example of fusion will be the bomb dropped

  • Origins of the Cold War and the Nuclear Arms Race

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    support the rebuilding of Germany and its industries and the Marshall Plan. The Nuclear Arms Race came into the picture when the United States became the first country to use nuclear weapons when they bombed Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945. These bombs, while state-of-the-art at the time, became outdated when new techniques, such as using rocket launchers instead of planes, were developed. Rockets were less expensive and much harder to shoot down than planes, so the US began employing German scientists

  • Nuclear Fission

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    section, para 1). Nuclear weapons are categorized into two types of weapons, which are nuclear fission, and fission induced reactions that trigger a fusion reaction. A nuclear fission bomb is also referred as an Atomic Bomb, a fission-induced nuclear weapon is referred to as a thermonuclear weapons and a hydrogen bomb (Union of Concerned Scientists [UCSUSA], 2009, p. 1). Thermonuclear weapons are able to create larger explosions than fission weapons by using fission and fusion instead of deriving

  • Nuclear Weapon

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    to detonate the first atomic bomb. It was based upon one of Albert Einstein’s most famous equations that most people around the world today can recognize, E = mc^2. This equation shows how mass can be converted into pure energy. The purpose of creating the atomic bomb was so that it could be used in the war between the United States and Japan. After its creation, the bomb was used by the United States to end this bloody war with Japan by dropping one atomic bomb on Hiroshima and one on Nagasaki

  • Who Influenced The Scientist? How And Why?

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    atom should have had a short lifetime. After some thinking he knew of the emission spectrum of hydrogen. He then came up with the Bohr model in which he used experimental evidence to support his theory to the atom. How did their research/experiments change the model of Atomic Theory? Bohr’s atomic theory was so successful that the instantly gained wide world fame, but his model only worked for hydrogen so the final atomic model was yet to be developed. Bohr’s theory of the atom completely remodelled

  • The Atomic Bomb

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    United States relation with the Japanese. President Truman decided to take a tougher stance. At this point, United States was debating if they should use the bomb as a demonstration or to directly drop the bomb on to the cities with the elements of surprise. A group of committee was formed to study the question rather to use the atomic bomb to demonstrate the bomb’s power to the world and then give an ultimatum or to use it as element of surprise. For those who have opposed the idea of ultimatum

  • What caused the Hindenburg explosion

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    one ground crew member were killed when the blimp burst into flames and was rapidly consumed by the fire.      The Hindenburg was filled with hydrogen gas which is lighter than air. The gas was stored in sixteen large gas cells inside the ship. Like all gases, hydrogen expands when heated. If the hydrogen gas in the Hindenburg were to overheat, the gas could expand enough to burst the gas cells and send the ship plummeting to earth. The Hindenburg's engineers knew about

  • The Nuclear Inventions During the Cold War

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    divergence in the nuclear arms race was when President Truman tried to scare Joseph Stalin with the development of the atomic bomb. The attempts to create the atomic bomb succeeded and President Truman took advantage to frighten Stalin at the Potsdam Conference. As a result, Stalin had spies who notified him of the success of the atomic bomb. This pursued Stalin to create his own bomb (Foreign Relations). The two leaders’ realization of their conflicting political ideologies accelerated the race for nuclear

  • Effects of the Atomic Bomb

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    Effects of the Atomic Bomb There were many effects of the atomic bomb. There were Social, Economic, Military, and Political effects. When the bomb exploded at 08:16:02there was a short bright flash of light accompanied by a heat wave lasting only 1/10th ofa second. At ground zero people ceased to exist within a certain distance peoples eye balls melted. When the blast happened it sent off two shockwaves one headed towards the earth and the other shot up into the

  • What Are the Positive and Negative Effects of the Manhattan Project?

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    Manhattan Project" in order to build a very deadly weapon that could even blow cities apart. The allied powers were so concerned with Nazi domination, that they never considered the outcomes of creating an atomic bomb which are also positive and negative. The development of atomic bomb boosted the level of understanding in terms of physics and chemistry of that particular time period. Physicists started to realize that stable nuclei can be converted to unstable nuclei. Through such process, they

  • The Manhattan Project

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    The Manhattan Project The Manhattan Project was the code name of the America’s attempt to construct an atomic bomb during World War II. It was named after the Manhattan Engineer District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, because a lot of it’s earlier research was done in New York City. An atomic bomb is a weapon that uses the energy from a nuclear reaction called Fission for its destruction. The idea that mass could be changed into energy was predicted by Albert Einstein in the earlier

  • Nuclear Bomb Effects

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    atomic bombings of the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan were guided by the United States during the final stages of World War II. It was led by the United States with the help of many scientists willing to construct the world’s first nuclear bomb. Many feared new warfare technology, for it contained the ability to cause mass destruction and devastate the human population. This was a major topic of concern for many during the Cold War Era, and has carried over to the present day. Nuclear destruction

  • The Cold War Era

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    stronger, they produced and explode the bomb. Hydrogen bombs, or H-bombs are being used by them. In this type of bomb, deuterium and tritium (hydrogen isotopes) are fused into helium, thereby releasing energy. It is smaller than atomic bombs that USA tested in early August 1945 in Japan, Nagasaki and Hiroshima which made Japan surrender; however, it is 2500 times more powerful. USA and USSA tested this bomb in many places, and it is not their countries. Bombs would explode the atmosphere, water pollution

  • The Debate Of Nuclear Weapons

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    MacArthur went to ask president Truman if he could drop an A-bomb on North Korea. This was due to MacArthur demanding that he should be given the right to use 50 A-bombs as he wished. This lead to him being dismissed, as a result the fear of using the atomic bomb so close to two major communist countries china and Russia the atomic bomb destructive power as well as the political implications deterred president Truman from using the bomb. Theses extreme decisions were said due to fear that communism

  • Hydrogen

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    Hydrogen Hydrogen is a tasteless, odorless, colorless gas. Hydrogen is found in group 1 and period 1 on the periodic table. Hydrogen is classified as a nonmetal on the periodic table. The symbol for hydrogen is represented by an H, its atomic number is 1, and its atomic weight is 1.0079. The hydrogen atom consists of one proton, which has a positive charge, and one electron, which has a negative charge. The term hydrogen comes from two Greek words meaning water-former. Henry Cavendish, an English

  • The Cause Of The Cold War

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    made at the Yalta conference, and enforcing Russian Regimes in these countries, as well as the interpretation that the reason for the Cold War was the fault of president Truman because the USA did not shared the the technology involving the atomic bomb with Russia at the end of World War 2. B. Summary of Evidence  Plokhy, Serhii. Yalta: The Price of Peace. New York: Viking, 2010. Print. Harbutt, Fraser J. Yalta 1945: Europe and America

  • Nuclear Weapons Made Coexistence Between The Ussr And The Usa

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    MacArthur went to ask president Truman if he could drop an A-bomb on North Korea. This was due to MacArthur demanding that he should be given the right to use 50 A-bombs as he wished. This lead to him being dismissed, as a result the fear of using the atomic bomb so close to two major communist countries china and Russia the atomic bomb destructive power as well as the political implications deterred president Truman from using the bomb. Theses extreme decisions were said due to fear that communism

  • Technology Developed During The Cold War

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    concepts led to the development of SAGE, Semi- Automatic Ground Environment, and the DEW, Distant Early Warning systems. Nationwide networks of radars and anti-aircraft weapons were distributed in the attempt to lessen the threat of Soviet nuclear bomb threats. The Lincoln Lab is an organized group of scientists and inventors still in place today under NASA. Another interesting project of the time was the attemption to bounce radar waves off of Venus. While seemingly far-fetched, anything that proved

  • Nuclear Testing: The Aftermath

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    The true horrors of nuclear testing was not given much thought prior to 1950 despite radioactivity being dispersed throughout the U.S. during that time. However, the detrimental effects of the bombs dispersion of radioactivity became more and more evident to the people throughout the 1950’s which spurred public protests and concerns. It was at this time where people started to find out that the radioactivity began to have effects on mother’s milk and babies’ teeth which was something many found disturbing