A single gram of antimatter contains the energy of a 20-kiloton nuclear bomb-the size of the bomb dropped on Hiroshima.
Our interests lie with an atom’s nucleus-a mere ten-thousandth the size of the whole.
The engraved granite slab in front of the building bore the answer: (CERN) Conseil Europeen pour la Recherche Nucleaire "Nuclear Research?"
Nuclear had proliferated before it was safe, and there were accidents.
It’s hard to imagine this information is accurate but it says here that pound for pound antimatter carries about a hundred times more payload than a nuclear warhead.
I am well aware that there is no substance on earth powerful enough to do what you are describing unless you are talking about a nuclear warhead with a fuel core the size of a baseball.
Although antimatter technology had staggering potential as an efficient and nonpolluting energy source-if unveiled prematurely, antimatter ran the risk of being vilified by the politics and PR fiascoes that had killed nuclear and solar power.
Then again, Chartrand realized, never before in history had the Vatican been sitting on what amounted to some sort of neoteric nuclear warhead.
Science textbooks tell us how to create a nuclear reaction, and yet they contain no chapter asking us if it is a good or a bad idea.