Make a Tritium Nuclear Battery or Radioisotope Photovoltaic Generator

Warning: Tritium is radioactive but safe to handle as long as it is contained within its vials. Work carefully to avoid breaking the vials. If they do break, leave the area and ventilate it for a few hours to disperse the gas. Greetings fellow nerds. In this video we’re going to make a very simple […]


Narrator: The B Reactor had three redundant safety systems to ensure it could be shutdown in case of an emergency. In contrast, the first small reactor built in Chicago had only one means of control, which was rather simple – SCRAM it! Bob Egge: Basically there was one guy who had the control rod. His […]

Atoms From Nuclear Explosions Are Embedded in Your Brain, But You’re Fine

Nuclear bombs are the most destructive weapons humanity has ever devised, but they have an unexpected upside. Thanks to their development and testing, they’ve contributed to some surprising advances in other scientific fields like neuroscience and climatology. You may wonder what neuroscience has to do with nuclear weapons, and to understand the connection, you need […]

How to Launch a Nuclear Missile

During the Cold War the US and the Soviet Union had to build underground silos to house nuclear missiles that could be launched at a few minutes notice. Now, one of the technical challenges they had to overcome that you might not think of is acoustics. Launching a missile in such a confined silo generates […]

Nuclear Radiation | Penetration of Gamma Rays and Radiation Shielding

Iran begins process of fueling centrifuges at Fordow

Iran continues to distance itself from the 2015 nuclear deal this time by stepping up activity at its underground of Fordo nuclear plants the spokesman for the atomic energy organization of Iran told state TV on Wednesday that the agency delivered 2,000 kilograms of uranium to the plant emphasizing it was all conducted under the […]

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 Only Man To Survive TWO Nuclear Bombs

Sometimes you are in the wrong place at the wrong time but it seems lady luck has your back. We might take the case of Dutch cyclist Maarten de Jonge who was said to have cheated death twice after being scheduled to travel on the two doomed flights, Malaysia Airlines MH17 and MH370, but he […]

North Korea – All the dictator’s men | DW Documentary

this is a country where the war never ended [Music] every morning at exactly 6:00 a.m. loudspeakers across North Korea sound a morning wake-up call featuring the same melody every day a melody familiar from a revolutionary opera it tells the story of a young nurse at the front who has dedicated her life to […]

Atomic Bomb vs Hydrogen Bomb – How Do They Compare?

This episode is brought to you by Skillshare. Get 2 months of Skillshare free and learn new skills by using the link in the description. The word bomb comes from the Latin word “bombus”, meaning something that booms. It’s thought it was the Chinese that created the first ever bombs with explosives inside a harder […]