It contained 300 kg of explosive and the detonation was twice as loud as that of the SS - 23 missile, according to Colonel Nikolai Vulkov, head of the demolition team.
Samizdata reminds us that on July 16, 1945, at Alamogordo, New Mexico, the Trinity test saw the Earth's first detonation of a nuclear device.
India's detonation of a nuclear device was a cause of celebration in India, and it is difficult to imagine that any national leader would ever sign a prohibition until the public agrees with the leader.
Seeking larger expansion ratios, gasoline engine experts are improving combustion chamber shapes and fuel delivery so higher compression ratios can be tolerated without detonation .
Made in the 1952 detonation of the first thermonuclear bomb, the element fermium has since sat in a corner of the periodic table where few tools of chemistry reach.
she was in a control building at the time of detonation
The instantaneous destruction of all molecules in a sample is known as detonation , and the rapid expansion of hot gases that results is what gives rise to the destructive blast.
An American soldier's hand held video camera captured the detonation of an Improvised Explosive Device.
He crouched next to the bomb - which displayed seven minutes until detonation - and defused it.
There's a researcher out there - I used him a great deal for this piece and I'm using him some more, he knows at least five of the people who were involved in the making of the bomb and its detonation .