The Invention of Nuclear Weapons

Neutrons have approximately the same mass as a proton, but contain no charge. Something so seemingly insignificant changed the world thanks to nuclear weapons, nuclear energy, and nuclear radiation. Viewers learn more about the invention of nuclear weapons and why the idea seemed so absurd for so long in the video from a larger playlist.  

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  • Relies on prior understanding of nuclear fusion and nuclear fission
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