“The most frightening thing in the 1950s was the atom bomb,” film scholar Katherine Orrison explained.
And those examples are a molecule in the atom bomb of the Internet.
Of course, an atom bomb is about to drop on American Idol: Simon Cowell will leave at the end of this season.
Releasing a new issue was like dropping an atom bomb on the industry.
It has become the old problem once presented by the atom bomb.
No more tricks like the phony colonel and the atom bomb that didn’t ‘explode.
Whatever the fire was, it was a defense against the atom bomb, for it exploded them before they could reach their targets.
An atom bomb would destroy aliens and their ship together—and we want the ship.
In a way, if an atom bomb had to be used to destroy them, they would have succeeded.
For man had discovered in the atom bomb a weapon which proved to be the agency of his destruction.
|atomic bomb |
A very destructive bomb that derives its explosive power from the fission of atomic nuclei. Atomic bombs usually have plutonium 239 or uranium 235 as their fissionable material. Also called atom bomb.
A nuclear weapon whose enormous explosive power results from the sudden release of energy from a fission reaction. (See also Hiroshima, hydrogen bomb, Nagasaki, and Strategic Arms Limitation Talks [SALT].)