What is nuclear?

  • (adj): (weapons) deriving destructive energy from the release of atomic energy.
    Example: "Nuclear war"; "nuclear weapons"
    Synonyms: atomic
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on nuclear:

Doomsday Clock - Time Changes
... and was subsequently advanced or rewound per the state of the world and nuclear war prospects ... been set and reset as quickly as events occur the closest nuclear war threat, the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962, reached crisis, climax, and resolution before it ... tests its first atomic bomb, officially starting the nuclear arms race ...
Zion Nuclear Power Station
... Zion Nuclear Power Station was the third dual-reactor nuclear power plant in the Commonwealth Edison (ComEd) network and served Chicago and the ... The Zion Nuclear Power Station was retired on February 13, 1998 ... All nuclear fuel was removed permanently from the reactor vessel and placed in the plant's on-site spent fuel pool by March 9, 1998 ...
Fusion Power - Advantages
... seem a low proportion (about 0.015%), because nuclear fusion reactions are so much more energetic than chemical combustion and seawater is easier to access and ... of the resource-limited energy sources as hydrocarbons and nuclear fission (without reprocessing) ... Using this as the starting point and the history of the uptake of nuclear fission reactors as a guide, the scenario depicts a rapid take up of nuclear fusion ...
Fusion Power - Economics
... implementation of electricity generation by nuclear fusion, R D will need further promotion totalling around €60-80 billion over a period of 50 years or ... Nuclear fusion research receives €750 million (excluding ITER funding), compared with €810 million for all non-nuclear energy research combined, putting research into fusion power well ahead of that of any single ...
Smiling Buddha - Aftermath - International Reaction - Pakistan
... Pakistan did not view the test as a "peaceful nuclear explosion", and canceled talks scheduled for 10 June on normalization of relations ... minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto vowed in June 1974 that he would never succumb to "nuclear blackmail" or accept "Indian hegemony or domination over the subcontinent" ... Chairman Munir Ahmed Khan said that the test would force Pakistan to test its own nuclear bomb ...

More definitions of "nuclear":

  • (adj): Of or relating to or constituting the nucleus of a cell.
    Example: "Nuclear membrane"; "nuclear division"
  • (adj): Constituting or like a nucleus.
    Example: "Annexation of the suburban fringe by the nuclear metropolis"; "the nuclear core of the congregation"
  • (adj): Of or relating to or constituting the nucleus of an atom.
    Example: "Nuclear physics"; "nuclear fission"; "nuclear forces"

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