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The US wants to build an X-ray bomb to destroy chemical weapons

June 13, 2018, 6:45 am by New Scientist Health News

Regular explosives risk spilling chemical or biological weapons when aimed at storage sites. So the US is experimenting with using massive X-ray bursts instead

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