e-bomb


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e-bomb

(ē′-bŏm′)
n.
A bomb that generates a strong electromagnetic pulse in the microwave frequency range, used to destroy or disrupt electronic equipment. Also called electromagnetic bomb, microwave bomb.

e-bomb

An unusually damaging computer virus.
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Noun1.e-bomb - a bomb that explodes in midair and releases a massive burst of electromagnetic energy sufficient to disable computers and telecommunications without killing people or damaging buildingsE-bomb - a bomb that explodes in midair and releases a massive burst of electromagnetic energy sufficient to disable computers and telecommunications without killing people or damaging buildings
bomb - an explosive device fused to explode under specific conditions
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Having dropped the E-bomb Cumming apologised, rather halfheartedly.
Protesters against the controversial housing benefit reforms are planning to "e-bomb" the council's ruling administration with emails demanding they come out more strongly against the tax.
The E-Bomb: How America's New Directed Energy Weapons Will Change the Way Future Wars Will Be Fought by Doug Beason.
Army is developing an 'e-bomb' that would use electromagnetic radiation to destroy and disable electronic systems and their operators in one blast.
Such components have a hard time performing outside a controlled laboratory environment, says Doug Beason, author of "The E-Bomb" and a former deputy director of the Air Force Research Laboratory's directed energy directorate.
The e-bomb; how America's new directed energy weapons will change the way future wars will be fought.
Perhaps the most significant aspect of The E-Bomb is its detailed analysis of the history of the development of directed-energy technologies.
From beam quality to laser distribution and the pros and cons of microwaves, phasing and other scenarios, THE E-BOMB is a thought-provoking portent of the future of military might.
There are reports of an "E-bomb" under development, whose microwave beams can massively damage electronic circuitry over a large area.
During Operation Allied Force in the Balkans in the late '90s, the Russian news agency Tass ran a story quoting the Russian defense minister at the time as saying the US had dropped an e-bomb from a B-2 stealth bomber over Kosovo for the purpose of destroying radio and electronic equipment.
Books available for sale on the Internet with titles like "The Poor Man's Ray Gun -- An Improvised Weapon" may or may not actually provide information useful for building an e-bomb in one's basement.
Since hardening these information systems against electromagnetic pulses can he very costly, it is unlikely that a country like Iraq would be sufficiently protected against an E-bomb.