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Hydrogen Bomb vs. Atomic Bomb: What's The Difference?

In light of North Korea's recent claim that they tested a hydrogen bomb, here's an explainer on how these nuclear weapons work

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North Korea made headlines earlier this week when it claimed it had successfully detonated a hydrogen bomb. Although experts have expressed skepticism, it's worth understanding how a hydrogen bomb works. An h-bomb is different from the atomic bombs infamously used by the U.S. against Japan in WWII. Hydrogen bombs can cause much more damage than atomic bombs. Julian goes into the details here. Be sure to watch the TestTube News video to learn more about North Korea's nuclear ambitions.

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U.N. poised to act against North Korea after latest nuclear test (CNN)
"The U.N. Security Council is set to implement "significant" punitive measures after North Korea's nuclear test and will begin working on a new resolution "immediately," a statement released by Security Council President Elbio Rosselli says."

Hydrogen Bomb vs. Atomic Bomb: What's the Difference? (Live Science)
"Experts aren't yet sure whether the notoriously reclusive country has really built and deployed an H-bomb. For one thing, the seismic disturbance caused by the explosion was a magnitude 5.1."