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- Physics : The study of forces and energies in space and time.
- Military : The standing armed forces of a country, that are directed by the national government and are tasked with that nation's defense.
- Nuclear weapon : an extremely dangerous bomb based atomic fission (the "atom bomb" or A-bomb) or fusion (the "hydrogen" or H-bomb); a powerful conventional bomb is also needed to trigger the atomic reaction.
- Los Alamos National Laboratory : A U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) national laboratory located in Los Alamos, New Mexico and originally the development and construction center of nuclear weapons during the Manhattan Project for use by the United States in World War II.
- Fat Man (nuclear weapon) : The nuclear weapon used to destroy Nagasaki, Japan and it was the first operational fission device using implosion of a plutonium core.
- Fusion device : An explosive device, whether used as a weapon or for other purposes, which depends for most of its explosive power on the release of energy by combining atomic nuclei
- Little Boy (nuclear weapon) : Code name for the first nuclear weapon used in warfare, dropped on Hiroshima, Japan, on August 6, 1945; gun-type uranium fission; also designated Mark I
- Radioactivity : The property of the unstable nuclei of chemical elements to decay into another isotope, emitting energy or particles
- TNT equivalent : A unit of energy commonly used to quantify the energy released (or "yielded") in explosions.