Nuclear energy

In order to turn nuclear fission into electrical energy, nuclear power plant operators have to control the energy given off by the enriched uranium and allow it to heat water into steam. Enriched uranium typically is formed into inch-long (2.5-centimeter-long) pellets, each with approximately the same diameter as a dime. Next, the pellets are arranged into long rods, and the rods are collected together into bundles. The bundles are submerged in water inside a pressure vessel.

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It could provide clean, cheap, inexhaustible power to the world. So why haven't we figured it out yet?

It could provide clean, cheap, inexhaustible power to the world. So why haven't we figured it out yet?

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Diagram of Thorium, an alternative fissionable element suitable for nuclear energy production.

Diagram of Thorium, an alternative fissionable element suitable for nuclear energy production.

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Infographic: Based on data obtained from the OECD Factbook 2011, Science Omega details the extent to which different countries are utilising nuclear energy...

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New generation of nuclear reactors could consume radioactive waste as fuel - The new 'fast' plants could provide enough low-carbon electricity to power the UK for more than 500 years

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Nuclear Energy Explained: How does it work? Nuclear Energy is a controversial subject. The pro- and anti-nuclear lobbies fight furiously, and it’s difficult to decide who is right. So we’re trying to clear up the issue - in this video we discuss how we got to where we are today, as the basis for discussion. Next week we’ll be looking at the arguments for and against nuclear power in detail. By: Kurz Gesagt - In a Nutshell. Support at: https

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