Chernobyl: How RBMK 1000 works ? (original soviet explanation)

Experience of the first NPPs with channel reactors made it possible to begin the implementation of a program for the extensive construction of NPPs with such reactors in our country. At the Leningrad NPP is installed a high-power channel reactor,abbreviated – RBMK . The electrical capacity of a power unit with such a reactor is […]

Nuclear Chemistry Part 2 – Fusion and Fission: Crash Course Chemistry #39

As I said before chemistry is, like many aspects of your own life, all about a search for stability. Last week we talked about radioactive decay and how atomic nuclei get rid of various particles in order to become more stable. But what is this illusive stability that all things seem to be striving for […]

Using Nuclear Science in Food Irradiation

Electromagnetic radiation covers a broad spectrum of wavelengths and includes sunlight, which is vital to life on earth. The waves have different uses according to their energy: radio waves enable us to communicate and share information microwaves cook our food; infrared radiation warms us; visible light illuminates our lives and is essential for food production; […]

Nuclear Chemistry: Crash Course Chemistry #38

Apparently, it can turn you into a superhero or into a mutant zombie. It’s the plot device for probably half of the sci-fi movies made in the last 60 years and it’s even the name of the song that welcomes you to the new age, to the new age, welcome to the new age. Presumably […]

Amazing Facts About the Universe | Our Violent Universe

? ? [ APPLAUSE ] -THANK YOU VERY MUCH. AND THIS IS KIND OF A NEAT SLIDE. THAT ACTUALLY IS A PICTURE OF ME TAKEN BY DREW FEUSTEL AS I WAS REPAIRING THE HUBBLE SPACE TELESCOPE. AND AS CHRIS SCOLESE SAID, I STARTED OUT LIFE — UH, WELL, I’M NOT GONNA TELL YOU THE LONG […]