Cite

Search

Search results

Displaying 1 - 10

nuclear weapons

(Encyclopedia) nuclear weapons, weapons of mass destruction powered by atomic, rather than chemical, processes. Nuclear weapons produce large explosions and hazardous radioactive…

World Nuclear Weapons Stockpiles

As of 2014, nine nations had nuclear weapon functionality. While all countries do not disclose the exact number of warheads, best estimates—compiled by the Stockholm International Peace Research…

nuclear strategy

(Encyclopedia) nuclear strategy, a policy for the use of nuclear weapons . The first atomic bombs were used in the context of the Allies' World War II policy of…

Miamisburg

(Encyclopedia) Miamisburg mīăm´ēzbûrg˝ [key], city (1990 pop. 17,834), Montgomery co., SW Ohio, on the Miami River; laid out 1818, inc. 1932. It is a tobacco market with diverse…

ElBaradei, Mohamed

(Encyclopedia) ElBaradei, Mohamed ĕlbärä´dā [key], 1942–, Egyptian lawyer and United Nations diplomat, b. Cairo, grad. Univ. of Cairo (1962), New York Univ. School of Law (1974). He…

Dimona

(Encyclopedia) Dimona dīmō´nə [key] [Heb.,=wasting], town (1994 pop. 30,400), S Israel, in the Negev Desert. It is the seat of the Negev Nuclear Research Center. Mining and the…

Aiken

(Encyclopedia) Aiken, city (1990 pop. 19,872), seat of Aiken co., W S.C.; inc. 1835. A resort and polo center and a training area for Thoroughbreds, Aiken has apparel, printing and…