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fi shuhn

  • n  reproduction of some unicellular organisms by division of the cell into two more or less equal parts
  • n  a nuclear reaction in which a massive nucleus splits into smaller nuclei with the simultaneous release of energy

  • The Polish Peasant Party, once the largest in Poland, began to show distinct signs of fission last week.
  • Does fallout from nuclear testing endanger the health of the world? Last week only Soviet tests were spraying deadly fission products into the atmosphere, but 20-odd shots had been .
  • If fission had come to light in the mid-1930s, while the democracies still slept, Nazi Germany would have won a long lead toward building an atom bomb.

  • Anil Kakodkar in Associated Press of Pakistan
    It has given us the capability to build deterrence based on both fission and thermonuclear weapon systems from modest to all the way up to 200 kilotons and possibility of meeting all our security requirements,Kakodkar added.
  • Spencer Wells in Tehran Times
    We don't know how long it takes for hominids to fission off into separate species, but clearly they were separated for a very long time," said Dr. Spencer Wells, director of the Genographic Project. "They came back together again during the...
  • Richard Barbrook in
    Nasa's spaceships would evolve into luxurious interplanetary passenger liners,says Barbrook. "General Electric's nuclear fission reactors would become fusion plants providing limitless energy for all. IBM's computers were prototypes of...

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