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atomic age

also Atomic Age
n.
The current era as characterized by the discovery, technological applications, and sociopolitical consequences of nuclear energy.
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atomic age

n
(Historical Terms) the atomic age the current historical period, initiated by the development of the first atomic bomb towards the end of World War II and now marked by a balance of power between nations possessing the hydrogen bomb and the use of nuclear power as a source of energy
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Hailed as the dawn of the atomic age, it made Britain a world leader in the civil nuclear industry.
HRH Crown Prince also viewed pictures showing the history of the city of Hiroshima in the past, during World War II, and the atomic bombing, as well as information about the atomic age, exerted efforts for international peace, examples showing damage inflicted on the city, and display of some physical evidence such as clothing, watches, and personal belongings worn by the victims of the bomb, in addition to life in the city after its development.
He played a key role in the war with Japan during World War II, while Macon's story illustrates the Navy's transition from props to jets, interservice disputes at the start of the atomic age, the transformation from straight to angled flight decks, flight testing high-performance aircraft, and supersonic combat over Vietnam.
Macon's story guides the reader through the Navy's transition from piston-engine aircraft to jets, inside the inter-service disputes at the start of the atomic age, from straight to angled flight decks, through the perils of flight testing high performance aircraft, and eventually to supersonic combat over the humid landscape of Vietnam.
Even so, Watson has a gift for bringing to life otherwise dry material, and he forces readers to rethink what they know about the atomic age. For that, this book is worth the read.
VISIT the National Atomic Testing Museum for great exhibits on the Atomic Age. There are monthly guided bus tours to the Nevada Test Site.
Linn's narrative chronicles army enterprises introduced to bring the institution into the atomic age and the social norms affecting the individual and collective rank and file.
The Atomic Age became the Age of Technology and Information.
They remember the atomic age, the Korean War, the Cold War, the many peacekeeping missions from 1945 to 2006, the jet age and the moon landing.
This debate, however, is not new, but one that traces back to the start of the atomic age. Ironically, given that North Korea has spurred the current concern, an earlier conflict between the United States and North Korea helped shape the current structure of our nuclear command.
In other words, Mailer and Jones, despite living in the atomic age, were able to narrate death on the battlefields with no nuclear weapons introduced, but Hemingway was not.
Trump's language could easily be misunderstood - he didn't say precisely what would lead to "fire and fury" except for North Korea's "threats"- and the upshot could be miscalculation or, heaven forbid, the kind of accidental entry into conflict that has haunted the globe since the dawn of the atomic age."