Atomic energy



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Contemporary Examples

By 1951, Maclean was head of the American department of the Foreign Office, with access to the US atomic energy Commission.
What the Spies Knew: The Secret World of Anglo-American Intelligence Emma Garman September 20, 2013

Shahriari was a member of Iran’s atomic energy Agency and by all accounts an integral part of the country’s nuclear program.
Who’s Killing Iran’s Scientists? Reza Aslan November 29, 2010

One of these critics was William Borden, executive director of the congressional joint committee on atomic energy.
I Saw Nuclear Armageddon Sitting on My Desk Clive Irving November 9, 2014

Transcripts from hearings held by the atomic energy Commission in 1954 have recently been declassified and studied by scholars.
I Saw Nuclear Armageddon Sitting on My Desk Clive Irving November 9, 2014

Like many atomic energy Commission officials, Dewar saw the accident as “achieving some objectives.”
America’s Secret Nuclear Test Revealed in Area 51 Annie Jacobsen May 12, 2011

Historical Examples

atomic energy as a potential force for destruction has not been controlled.
Atoms, Nature, and Man Neal O. Hines

Above all: think of the last great development, atomic energy.
The Brain Alexander Blade

After a long minute, Scanton said: “What about atomic energy?”
Anything You Can Do Gordon Randall Garrett

If atomic energy had not come in one year it would have come in another.
The World Set Free Herbert George Wells

We don’t know anything about the enemy—except that they are capable of interstellar flights, and have atomic energy.
The Ultimate Weapon John Wood Campbell

noun
another name for nuclear energy
atomic energy
See nuclear energy.

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