Tag Archive: Nuclear Fission

Aug 12 2015

Orbital Mechanics : Trinity | Visualization of nuclear detonations from 1945 to present

Orbital Mechanics has constructed this visualization of all nuclear bomb detonations that have occurred since 1945 when the U.S. detonated the atomic bomb Trinity as part of the Manhattan Project, on July 16, 1945, in state of New Mexico. Visualization of nuclear detonations from 1945 to present. Atmospheric: red Underground: yellow Underwater: blue By Orbital …

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Jul 29 2015

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

Deep in rural Ukraine sits what was once the V.I. Lenin Nuclear Power Station. Now, it’s the site of the worst nuclear disaster in human history: and one that still needs to be contained, thirty years later. How do you deal with something that’ll be this toxic for so long into the future?  

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May 02 2015

TED: Srikumar Banerjee | Thorium to light up the world

This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Twenty percent of the world’s population have no access to electricity. As people’s aspirations for a better quality of life increases, the demand for energy will also rise. Finding efficient resources that can sustain humanity’s needs is a challenge, especially …

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Apr 20 2014

MIT: Floating nuclear plants could withstand earthquakes and tsunamis

Published on Apr 15, 2014 When an earthquake and tsunami struck the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant complex in 2011, neither the quake nor the inundation caused most of the damage and contamination. Rather, it was the aftereffects — specifically, the lack of cooling for the reactor cores and spent fuel, due to a shutdown of …

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Mar 06 2014

CGEP: The Future of Nuclear Power

The Center on Global Energy Policy hosted a panel discussion on the future of nuclear power. This event focused on important questions including: How can the lessons from the Fukushima disaster be used to contribute to convincingly safer construction and operation of nuclear reactors? Can new technology – –such as Integral Fast Reactors or Small …

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Oct 13 2013

Jim Smith: Is the future nuclear?

Hosted by the institute of physics, this lecture with professor Jim Smith on the future of nuclear energy. Smith is an environmental physicist from Portsmouth University and he is an expert in the Chernobyl accident’s causes and consequences. The Institute of Physics is a leading scientific society. They are a charitable organisation with a worldwide …

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