Energy: A world without fossil fuels?

Fossil fuels have powered the UK for over 400 years and are predictable, reliable sources that supply our energy just when we need it. Today, coal, oil and gas provide 85% of our energy. But these sources take millions of years to form and we’re using them very quickly. What’s more, burning them produces carbon […]

Korea ranks fourth in nuclear energy dependence 한국 핵발전 비중 세계 4위…신재생에너지 82위

Korea has been promoting smarter energy use and encouraging lower gas consumption to contribute to a more sustainable energy future. The country relies heavily on nuclear power that generates less greenhouse effect, but some experts say it′s high time Korea shifted its focus to other forms of renewable energy. Sohn Jung-in reports. According to the […]

Nuclear Radiation | Penetration of Gamma Rays and Radiation Shielding

Nuclear Power Industry Case Study

Honestly, I’m surprised that I know as much about nuclear power plants as I do. The energy industry is something where safety is of great importance, where a culture of accountability is essential, and the need, truly, for leaders at all levels of those organizations to be committed to, invested in, and capable of leading […]

New Nuclear Power – Molten Salt Reactor

Nuclear power is about to get safer and a lot less kablammoy with more on this story our residence Science Jerks Dave and Chan [AWESOME INTRO MUSIC THAT’S LIKE A FUKUSHIMA IN YOUR PANTS] Nuclear powers a bad name thanks to things like the Fukushima disaster and bad-mouthing from hippies that think that every nuclear […]

Nuclear Power in the Australian Context

♪ doof doof ♪ sik drops, yo MAN: Nuclear power is an incredibly powerful source of electricity in use by many countries around for the world for over 60 years But “nuclear” has always been kind of a dirty word with negative connotations that bring to memory large scale environmental disasters like Chernobyl and the […]

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 […]

Containing the Worst Nuclear Disaster in History: Chernobyl’s New Confinement Structure

This is how you contain the worst nuclear disaster in humanity’s history. This is the New Safe Confinement structure, at Reactor 4 at Chernobyl. In 1986, the nuclear power plant here exploded — and that is a sentence you never ever want to hear. The local area was evacuated, and it won’t be safe to […]

Can nuclear energy tech address climate change?

This amount of coal can power this light bulb for three hours. The same amount of uranium pellets, in a traditional nuclear reactor, can power 70 houses for a year. The same amount of uranium pellets in an advanced reactor can power 800 houses for a year. There’s a technology available today that can meet […]