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Imaginary Weapons

A Journey Through the Pentagon's Scientific Underworld

by Sharon Weinberger

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Traces the work of a team of fringe scientists who are working on "isomer weapon" technology—a grenade-sized bomb capable of atomic-level destruction—in an account that discusses the exorbitant amounts of money allocated by the Pentagon for its development and the scientific battle being waged between military officials and top nuclear scientists.

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