Nuclear: It’s All About The Atoms | Science Trek

JOAN CARTAN-HANSEN, HOST: ABOUT 20 PERCENT OF AMERICA’S ENERGY COMES FROM NUCLEAR POWER. FIND OUT HOW WE TURN ATOMS INTO ELECTRICITY. IT’S SHOCKING. (MUSIC)STUDENT 1: HEY, WHAT’S GOING ON WITH THE POWER? STUDENT 2: I DON’T KNOW. JOAN, WHAT’S WITH THE POWER? JOAN CARTAN-HANSEN, HOST: POWER? WELL, WE IN THE UNITED STATES GET ABOUT 20 […]

Nuclear: Tour EBR-1 | Science Trek

JOAN CARTAN-HANSEN, HOST: ARCO, IDAHO WAS THE FIRST CITY EVER POWERED BY NUCLEAR ENERGY. THAT’S BECAUSE SCIENTISTS AT EBR-1 PIONEERED THE WAY TO USE ATOMIC ENERGY FOR ELECTRICITY. COME SEE WHERE IT ALL HAPPENED ON SCIENCE TREK. JOAN CARTAN-HANSEN, HOST: HI I’M JOAN CARTAN-HANSEN, AND WELCOME TO EBR-1.E TREK. THIS EXPERIMENTAL BREEDER REACTOR WAS ONE […]

Have you ever seen an atom?

Have you ever seen at atom? Seeing as everything is made of them, you have. But have you ever seen one on its own? Over time, microscopes have become more and more powerful, allowing us to see deeper into the world of the ultra-small. Traditional light microscopes can be used to see things like these […]

The Nuclear Reactor: What Does It Do? | Stuff of Genius

– [Narrator] Behold, the nuclear reactor. But what does it do? At a basic level, today’s nuclear reactors break or split atoms. This process, called the nuclear fission, releases the energy that holds an atom together, an energy called strong force. As you might guess from the name, this force binding protons and neutrons is […]

What is nuclear fusion?

Lockheed Martin are traditionally a defence firm, notably the pentagons biggest supplier, however as military spending in the western world decreases, they have been diverting focus towards energy. Specifically the creation of compact fusion reactors, long thought to be a pipe dream as fusion reactors create many times more energy than is currently possible, but […]

How ELECTRICITY works – working principle

hey there guys Paul here from the engineering mindset dot com in this video we are going to be looking at how electricity works now this is pretty essential knowledge for any engineer so we’ll run through the basic parts of what you need to know so let’s start at the very basics and for […]

What Caused the Catastrophic Nuclear Accident in Chernobyl?

Chernobyl is a city in the Ukraine located about 56 miles (90 kilometers) northeast of the capital, Kiev. Prior to the disaster and a subsequent evacuation, it was home to around 14,000 people. At that time, it was still part of the Soviet Union. The city was the location of the first ever nuclear power […]

Why Did Fukushima Explode?

Good morning, John. Suddenly, along with the disaster in Japan, it has become kind of necessary to understand a little bit about how nuclear reactors work. And so I hope that you will excuse me postponing my Thoughts from Haiti and instead giving in direction as to how nuclear reactors work and how that pertains […]

The Promise of Nuclear Energy

Narrator: Author Richard Rhodes explains the ramifications of harnessing the energy of the atom. Richard Rhodes: The discovery of how to release the energy locked up in the nuclei of atoms was a discovery as momentous as the discovery of fire. That’s a big statement, but I think it’s valid. Nuclear energy was the first […]

Motherboard TV: The Thorium Dream (Documentary)

let’s travel into the future what will we see I could sit there all day you could sit there for a month and postulate it at what the effects of the world switching over to thorium energy would have been its almost unfathomable I think it’s always been the right time for thorium I think […]