02 august 2020

Atomic weapons more powerful 75 years after Hiroshima Related news


GENEVA  The explosive yield -- the amount of energy released when a nuclear weapon detonates -- has grown exponentially since 1945 when bombs flattened the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Densely-populated megacities of the 21st century mean a nuclear attack could wreak even more horrific damage than inflicted on Japan, as signs point to the development of more sophisticated weaponry. The first atomic bomb dropped 75 years ago leveled Hiroshima on Aug. 6, 1945, and killed an [...]