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  • noun Plural form of detonation.


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  • However on the other hand, I don’t think using the past 500 nuclear detonations is necessarily a good predictor of what it would take to destroy 90% of the human population.

    Surprising isn\’t it | My[confined]Space

  • The latest physical sciences journal from Nature Publishing Group, Nature Chemistry's inaugural issue covers the breadth of chemistry, from inorganic microtubes to theoretical studies of how water behaves in detonations.

    Nature Chemistry - first issue

  • One key area of continuing research is in the computer modeling of nuclear detonations, which is used in developing warheads.

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  • The detonations were the 22d and 23d announced by the AEC since the Soviet Union resumed testing Sept. 1.

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  • The IAEA's report said the agency believes Iran has conducted some simulated tests of nuclear detonations.

    Iran Pressed to Resolve Discrepancy on Uranium

  • Natural uranium metal can specifically be utilized as a surrogate material to conduct simulated tests of nuclear detonations, according to U.S. officials.

    Iran Pressed to Resolve Discrepancy on Uranium

  • At the height of the Serb shelling of Sarajevo, the city had taken 3,500 detonations a day.

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  • Ankunda said there have been five premature detonations this year from militant bombs.

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  • Massive ordnance penetrators; lesser but precision-guided penetrators "drilling" one after another; fuel-air detonations with almost the force of nuclear weapons; high-power microwave attack; the destruction of laboratories, unhardened targets, and the Iranian electrical grid; and other means, can be combined to great effect.

    The Mortal Threat From Iran

  • The most theatrical thing about "Tynan" is the gem-cut sentences within which Tynan performed; they are crafty, bravura events, detonations of deadly wit and mordancy.

    'Tynan': A show to please the critic


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