How Uranium Becomes Nuclear Fuel

There’s a lot of talk about nuclear technology, what with Iran and Fukushima and Green Energy being thrown around every day. But how do we even MAKE nuclear fuel? Howdy atomic children, Trace here for DNews… Despite the controversy they often raise, nuclear power plants are a huge source of energy. The Environmental Protection Agency […]

Turning Animal Waste in Energy in Viet Nam

Its mid-morning in Sóc Sơn District, an hour’s drive north of Hanoi. A team of technicians is setting up a new system for a family to cook their food and heat water. It uses a special fuel made from animal waste known as biogas. This is just one of tens of thousands of biogas units […]

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 […]

How to Power the World With Nuclear Waste | Nat Geo Live

I’m here because I’m designing a type of nuclear reactor that can run entirely on nuclear waste.It’s able to consume the waste.So it actually turns it intoa clean and carbon-free source of electric power.We started developing this designfor a nuclear reactor that can consume the existing stockpilesof nuclear waste, of used nuclear fuel.And we started […]

Humans and Energy: Crash Course World History 207

Hi! I’m Stan Muller, this is Crash Course World History, and today we’re going to talk about energy.. I don’t mean crystal energy or pyramid power or even Red Bull. I mean the energy that humans use to build pyramids or synthesize crystals or to manufacture energy drinks. Hey, hey! Where’s Mr. Green? Mr. Green […]

Radioactive Rainwater Overwhelms Fukishima Nuclear Plant

JAISAL NOOR: Welcome to The Real News Network. I’m Jaisal Noor in Baltimore. In Japan, the operator of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant acknowledged that highly radioactive rainwater runoff has contaminated the surrounding areas. Now joining us to discuss this is Arjun Makhijani, who is a nuclear engineer with 37 years of experience […]

The Future of Alternative Energy

– [Narrator] What do algae, viruses and seawater all have in common? They could all put fossil fuels out of business. 2010. The United States goes through about 19 million barrels of oil per day. And now we’d all like to think that coal and oil are gonna last forever, but we have to face […]

Hydrogen – the Fuel of the Future?

I think we can all agree: … …the sooner we decrease our reliance on fossil fuels,… …and develop new energy sources, the better. Whether you believe in climate change or not,… …the benefits extend beyond just the reduction in greenhouse gas emissions,… …and the supply of oil and gas will inevitably dry. Tesla pioneered our […]

Hydrogen; Nature’s Fuel

Hydrogen is the most abundant element on earth. It really is nature’s fuel. We’re at a very interesting stage of development of this technology where it’s not quite ready for prime time time but it’s getting tantalizingly close Fuel cell technology is evolving, the technology is improving constantly. We’re competing in a market that we […]

What If You Fell Into a Spent Nuclear Fuel Pool?

Uh oh. You just fell into a pool. With this thing. This is WHAT IF, and here’s what would happen if you fell into a spent nuclear fuel rods. This is a spent nuclear fuel pool. And you’ve just accidentally fallen into it. But what exactly is this thing? This large pool of water is […]