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originally posted by: Gothmog
originally posted by: eriktheawful
a reply to: Gothmog
Matter vs Antimatter is what I was referring to for destroying matter, or complete conversion to energy.
Theory also allows for the reversal: energy to matter.
The production of antimatter for study and observation of it's total energy conversion has been conducted several times.
That is a correct statement if you use the term "conversion" . Yet , according to some modern theories
Crash a pound of iron into a pound of anti - copper and what do you get for your money - nothing , they would actually pass through each other.
Crash a pound of iron into a pound of anti-iron.....look out star system
And , some string/superstring theories do account for a "reverse" conversion.
originally posted by: FamCore
Please excuse my ignorance, but I have a few questions regarding WW2, some anecdotal "laws of science", and history/the future in general:
1. If matter cannot be created nor destroyed, then what happened to the 2 uranium atoms that came together and converted into "energy" when the US dropped the atomic b0mb ("Little Boy") on Hiroshima?
2. Why did the US use a plutonium bomb ("Fat Man") on Nagasaki? Why not just use the same types of b0mbs for each attack?
3. What other historical events would you consider comparable to the dropping of the atomic bomb (if any)?
4. Do you think we will see use of nuclear weapons in warfare during your lifetime?
DU is minimally radioactive and persistently misrepresented by a lot of sources.
Once again, no, it's not radioactive in any significant amount.
originally posted by: hombero
a reply to: feldercarb
Its actual E = energy. M = mass. C = the constant of the speed of light in a vacuum. Acceleration plays no part in this equation.
Energy equals the mass of an object multiplied by the square of the speed of light in a vacuum
Everything is naturally radioactive to some degree,
Uranium is "pyrophoric": at the point of impact it burns away into vapour, so the projectile stays sharp. When it breaks through, the burning DU turns the inside of a vehicle into an inferno of white-hot gas and sparks.