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Kutjara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-29-06 04:22 PM
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8. A 'micro' nuclear bomb?
How micro? I guess Bashir hasn't heard of the concept of 'critical mass.' It requires a certain amount of fissile material to make a bomb that will produce the desired chain reaction for a nuclear explosion. Any less, and all you have is a bunch of radioactive stuff sitting there, doing not very much. This minimum amount implies a minimum yield for any such device, which would be considerably more than the destructive force unleashed in the Bali bombing.

A little less religion and a little more physics would have helped Bashir avoid this mistake.
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