WEAPONS experts in China are building a top secret research facility to develop the world’s cheapest and deadliest bombs. The complex - in the mountainous Sichuan province – will use technology to simulate thermonuclear explosions on an unprecedented scale. It’s China’s version of America’s Z Machine, a giant wheel-like device which tests how particles react under extreme radiation and pressure. That is used in the development of nukes, from conventional warheads to hydrogen bombs which are bigger and deadlier than ever seen before. H-bombs cost a fraction of regular nukes and are up to 1,000 times more powerful – wiping out entire cities in one devastating strike. They cause a much bigger explosion, which means the shock waves, blast, heat and radiation all have larger reach than any atomic bomb. To put it bluntly it means that military leaders can get a lot more bang for their buck. Although no country has used such a weapon since WWII, experts say it would be catastrophic if a h-bomb was dropped today. They call it a true “city killer” that could annihilate between 100 and 1,000 times more people than an atomic bomb. Edward Morse, professor of nuclear engineering at the University of California,… Read full this story
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