microwave bomb


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microwave bomb

n.
See e-bomb.
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Noun1.microwave 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 buildingsmicrowave 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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Could political rebels in an undeveloped nation or terrorists in a rich country like Germany or the UK build a high-power microwave bomb with just a few hundred dollars?
He says that, apart from new types of cluster bombs and cruise missiles, the Americans will use their untested pulse bomb, known also as a microwave bomb. Each discharges two megawatts of radiation which instantly puts out of action all communications, computers, radios, even hearing aids and heart pacemakers.
Pentagon scientists have developed a microwave bomb to deal with the threat of Iraqi weapons of mass destruction.

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