atom bomb

atomic bomb

First atomic bomb test, near Alamogordo, New Mexico, July 16, 1945.

Weapon whose great explosive power results from the sudden release of energy upon the splitting, or fission, of the nuclei of heavy elements such as plutonium or uranium (see nuclear fission). With only 11–33 lb (5–15 kg) of highly enriched uranium, a modern atomic bomb could generate a 15-kiloton explosion, creating a huge fireball, a large shock wave, and lethal radioactive fallout. The first atomic bomb, developed by the Manhattan Project during World War II, was set off on July 16, 1945, in the New Mexico desert. The only atomic bombs used in war were dropped by the U.S. on Hiroshima on Aug. 6, 1945, and on Nagasaki three days later. In 1949 the Soviet Union tested its first atomic bomb, followed by Britain (1952), France (1960), China (1964), India (1974), and Pakistan (1998). Israel and South Africa were suspected of testing atomic weapons in 1979. Seealso hydrogen bomb; Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty; nuclear weapon.

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This is about the Tripping Daisy album, not gospel song by John Alexander's Sterling Jubilee Singer.

Jesus Hits Like the Atom Bomb is a Tripping Daisy 1998 album released under the now defunct Island Records, produced by Eric Drew Feldman and Tripping Daisy. Songs on this album included radio hit "Sonic Bloom". Artwork was created by Tim DeLaughter. This is the first of two albums (the second being the band's swan-song, Tripping Daisy 2000) to feature Ben Curtis on drums; he would later go on to form The Secret Machines.

"Indian Poker Pt. 2 & 3" (a combined cover of the Brainiac songs from the album Hissing Prigs in Static Couture, 1996) was "dedicated to the late Timmy Taylor and his band, Brainiac" in the album's liner notes. The album is now out of print.

Track listing

  1. "Field Day Jitters"
  2. "Waited a Light Year"
  3. "Sonic Bloom"
  4. "Bandaids for Hire"
  5. "Mechanical Breakdown"
  6. "Your Socks Have No Name"
  7. "Geeareohdoubleyou"
  8. "New Plains Medicine"
  9. "Our Drive to the Sun / Can a Man Mark It?"
  10. "Human Contact"
  11. "Pillar"
  12. "8 Ladies"
  13. "About the Movies"
  14. "Tiny Men"
  15. "Indian Poker Pt. 2 & 3"

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