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Nuclear Weapon Simulations Show Performance in Molecular Detail
June 5, 2012
U.S. researchers are perfecting simulations that show a nuclear weapon's performance in precise molecular detail, tools that are becoming critical for national defense because international treaties forbid the detonation of nuclear test weapons.
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