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Originally posted by RRconservative
How come "old news" becomes "breaking news" right before an election?
Originally posted by khunmoon
Most posters on this thread agree to there is no secret in how a nuclear weapon works. The difficulty lies in obtaining a sufficient amount of the right materials.
I sure agree.
I remember in our textbook of physics, back in the sixties when I went to school, there was a diagram of "Fat Boy", the nick name for, I think, the Nagasaki bomb. It was quite simpel. Any boy who could have got his hands on some U-235 would have build it. We made all kind of experiments back then; rockets and chlorine gas, the poison gas used during WW1. Really simpel to make.
Uranium oxide was general aviable up to post war times. Used in cheramic glazes, it produces the most wonderful yellow colour.