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  • n  a measure of explosive power (of an atomic weapon) equal to that of one million tons of TNT
  • n  one million tons

  • Since devastation does not increase arithmetically with megaton power, two 10-megaton warheads properly placed can do almost as much damage as one 100-megaton giant.
  • Clark figures that a ten-megaton bomb costs somewhat more than $1,000,000, mostly for the detonator.
  • Environmentalists predicted earthquakes or other disasters when the Atomic Energy Commission exploded a one-megaton nuclear device on Alaska's Amchitka Island in 1969.
News & Articles

  • Is Google preparing to dump Android?
    Is Google getting ready to dump Android for Chrome OS? Plus: Tox promises secure and private messaging. Duke Nukem 3D Megaton for Linux goes beta. read more
    July 30, 2013 - IT World

  • Cliff Bleszinski in (blog)
    Yes, that's the news. I said 'kick ass' which I think it is,Bleszinski wrote. "Keep your eyes open for 'megaton face melting news.'"
  • Rachmat Witoelar in ANTARA
    We estimate our emissions will reach 2,600 megatons by 2020 at this rate. We need to commit to a 700 megaton cut to protect the planet,Witoelar, a former environment minister, told a press briefing at the Bella Center during the Dec. 7-18...
  • Santhanam in National
    Only a 150-350 kilotonne, if not megaton, [thermonuclear] bomb can do so, which we do not have,Mr Santhanam said, warning that the creation of nuclear power could not be "based on myths". "The decision to declare the hydrogen bomb a...

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