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 […]

12 Year Old Boy Builds Working Nuclear Reactor

A boy built a nuclear reactor in his bedroom. His bedroom became a functioning laboratory. And no his name isn’t dexter. Welcome back to inform overload, the news channel for people who hate the news. I’m charlotte dobre, if this is your first time here, hit that subscribe for daily news updates that you’ll actually […]

Transforming Air Into Pure Drinking Water Is Finally Possible, Here’s How

Deserts are not particularly welcoming environments, and yet at least hundred million people live in desert regions around the world, according to the UN. They have to make due with less than 25 cm of rainfall each year, and for many, even that miniscule water supply is under threat as climate change is making dry […]

Science Trek: Nuclear Energy: Fission vs. Fusion

(MUSIC) JOAN CARTAN-HANSEN, HOST: NUCLEAR ENERGY HARNESSES THE POWER INSIDE ATOMS BY CHANGING THEIR STRUCTURE. THE ENERGY WE USE IN NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS IS CALLED FISSION. NUCLEAR FISSION RELEASES ENERGY BY SPLITTING ATOMS. NUCLEAR FUSION HAPPENS WHEN TWO LIGHTER ATOMS ARE COMBINED INTO A LARGER ONE. THE SUN IS FUELED BY NUCLEAR FUSION. IT TAKES […]

Is Nuclear Power Good Or Bad?

The second most common energy source in the United States is nuclear power, right behind fossil fuels. About 20% of our electricity comes from the splitting of atoms, the same energy that gives the nuclear bomb its destructive force. As you can imagine, we can get a lot of energy out of nuclear power plants. […]

Science Trek: Nuclear Energy: Nuclear Energy Basics

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 PERCENT OF ITS POWER FROM NUCLEAR ENERGY. STUDENT 2: NO, I MEAN THE LIGHTS. CARTAN-HANSEN: WELL, ENERGY DOES COME IN MANY FORMS INCLUDING […]

Storing the Sun’s Energy in Liquid Could Change Solar Forever

The sun puts out a lot of energy, more of it hits the earth in an hour than humankind could use in a year And we’re really not taking advantage of it, the US got less than 1% of its electricity from solar power in 2016. If we could get that number higher, we could […]