Five Pound Mini-Nukes

March 18th, 2017

Via: CNBC:

As for the mini-nukes, Del Monte expects they represent “the most horrific near-term nanoweapons.”

Nanotechnology opens up the possibility to manufacture mini-nuke components so small that they are difficult to screen and detect. Furthermore, the weapon (capable of an explosion equivalent to about 100 tons of TNT) could be compact enough to fit into a pocket or purse and weigh about 5 pounds and destroy large buildings or be combined to do greater damage to an area.

“When we talk about making conventional nuclear weapons, they are difficult to make,” he said. “Making a mini-nuke would be difficult but in some respects not as difficult as a full-blown nuclear weapon.”

Del Monte explained that the mini-nuke weapon is activated when the nanoscale laser triggers a small thermonuclear fusion bomb using a tritium-deuterium fuel. Their size makes them difficult to screen, detect and also there’s “essentially no fallout” associated with them.

Still, while the mini-nukes are powerful in and of themselves, he expects they are unlikely to wipe out humanity. He said a larger concern is the threat of the nanoscale robots, or nanobots because they are “the technological equivalent of biological weapons.”

The author said controlling these “smart nanobots” could become an issue since if lost, there could be potentially millions of these deadly nanobots on the loose killing people indiscriminately.

2 Responses to “Five Pound Mini-Nukes”

  1. dt Says:

    For what it’s worth, I don’t believe a word of these mini-nuke stories. They’re great for scaring people. The thing about nukes is absolutely everything about them is classified. Anyone making a claim about a nuke is either lying, or breaking federal law, or breaking some serious law in whatever country they reside in, or just regurgitating rubbish they read elsewhere, usually the latter. Just check Wikipedia – it’s a joke. Pages and pages of detailed technical info about nukes, all sourced back to self-published web-sites, all sourced back to self-published books. No-one knows anything about nukes.

  2. alvinroast Says:

    I agree 100% with what dt said. This is all a joke.

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