They had teethed away the last atoms of its substance.
They’ve got some kind of atomic drive-it may even be more efficient than ours, and they’re building a ship on the shores of Lake Baikal.
It saddened him to think that they would be blasted to atoms when the Columbus rose in flame and fury to the stars.
The highly inefficient answer to such a threat would be some billions of horsepower in the shape of atomic bombs.
Perhaps those responsible hoped to kill two birds with one atomic missile, for their target was floating above the capital of an adjoining and unfriendly nation.
That means that the Overlords must possess some kind of propulsive system that acts equally on every atom of their ships, so that anything aboard won’t be crushed instantly.
In the centuries before our coming, your scientists uncovered the secrets of the physical world and led you from the energy of steam to the energy of the atom.
The forces they might have unleashed transcended any perils that the atom could have brought.
There is nothing exceptional about you, any more than there is about the first neutron that starts the chain reaction in an atomic bomb.
Without bothering to turn his head, George could see a famous film producer, a minor poet, a mathematician, two actors, an atomic power engineer, a game warden, the editor of a weekly news magazine, a statistician from the World Bank, a violin virtuoso, a professor of arthrology and an astrophysicist.
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The world was forever changed when we learned to split the atom.
By 1942, however, we knew that the Germans were working feverishly to find a way to add atomic energy to all the other engines of war with which they hoped to enslave the world.