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single-point safe

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  • Weapons builders aim to prevent accidental explosions of warheads by designing them to be "single-point safe". This means that a sudden knock at a single point – say if it were dropped from a crane while being unloaded from a submarine – should not detonate the plutonium core.

    New Scientist, 28 June 2008

    July 14, 2008