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  • Nuclear Power History

    The world runs on energy. Very few of us would be alive today if it weren 't for the creation of electricity, a creation that has not only changed the world, but is the first technology to bring us beyond. It has quite literally powered everything since the second industrial revolution. With the strong demand by humans to secure energy came the strong desperation to obtain more of it. We quickly needed it for almost every aspect of modern society. Technology spurs from desperation. We quickly…

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  • Shearon Harris Nuclear Power Plant Case Study

    decay; write out the equation for the beta decay. U-238 has an extremely long half-life of 4.5 billion years. Using the isotopes from 3, what are the half lives of the 2 products. After 30 days, how many half lives have occurred? Given 85 grams of Thorium 234, how many grams will remain after 72.3…

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  • Difference Between Nuclear And Breeder Nuclear Reactor

    Though the BN-800 is more costly than its light water counterparts, during operation, the reactor is known to be safer. The thorium reactor is still cooled with molten salt but has an emergency shutdown where the molten salt can be dumped into a reservoir chamber under the reactor, this allows it to cool down quickly enough to harden thus leaks are no longer a significant problem…

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  • The Rocket Boys Film Analysis

    Art, Ross, and Morrie have a model rocket club in which they are testing their new rocket, the Starstruck V. It fails (it EXPLODED). They get out of the makeshift house they constructed to hold the model rocket, when suddenly they see a man on the floor. He has blood on his head and there is also blood all over the place. The boys assume that a piece of the exploded rocket hit him on the head, and they call the ambulance. Suddenly, Art recognizes him as his uncle, Doctor Cargraves. Everyone is…

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  • Radioisotopes Research Paper

    Radioisotopes are atoms that consist of unstable combination of neutrons and protons. All elements which have their atomic numbers greater than 83 are radioisotopes and have unstable, radioactive nuclei. They have at least one stable isotope and one unstable isotope. In order to gain stable conformation the nucleus of the atoms loses a neutron due to which radiation energy is given off and the atom is said to be in radioactive state. They are also called as radionuclides because they have more…

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  • Nuclear Energy Benefits

    Nuclear Energy Nuclear energy is energy stored in the bonds holding protons and neutrons together in an atom 's nucleus, when split the broken bon releases an enormous amount of energy—nuclear fission, according to Nuclear Energy. Nuclear energy has been a global energy alternative source for nearly half a century. Its predecessor, nuclear power, developed for military use in World War II became the biggest fear during the Cold War. After the Cold War, international use of nuclear weapons were…

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  • The Pros And Cons Of Fusion

    By doing this, it will be able to switch from uranium (limited reserves) to thorium (plentiful reserves). (“Russia develops hybrid”, 2014) According to another article from RT News (Oct. 15, 2014), even Russia is trying to develop a hybrid nuclear reactor that uses both nuclear fusion and fission. The project is open for international…

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  • Poisoner's Handbook Deborah Blum Summary

    The Analysis of “The Poisoner’s Handbook”, by Deborah Blum The Analysis of “The Poisoner’s Handbook”, by Deborah Blum Austin Shufflebarger Pickens Academy Introduction “The Poisoner’s Handbook”, by Deborah Blum is a detailed biography about murder and the birth of Forensic Medicine in the Jazz Age of New York City, along with going over various poisons and toxins it also delivers interesting biographies as well as an in-depth look into the court cases and scientific discoveries…

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  • Differences And Similarities Between Dmitri Mendeleev And The Modern Periodic Table

    The periodic table is a very identifiable symbol in everything science. There is one hanging in almost every chemistry class. But, the one we know is not what it always was. Before our modern periodic table there was the periodic table that Dmitri Mendeleev constructed. There are many differences and similarities between the Modern Periodic Table and Mendeleev’s Periodic Table. Just for example, the modern periodic table arranges elements in order of increasing atomic number. Mendeleev’s ordered…

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  • Geothermal Energy Essay

    role for setting up the cost of electricity of geothermal systems. 1.3 TYPES OF GEOTHERMAL RESOURCES Geothermal energy comes from the natural generation of heat mainly due to the decay of the naturally occurring radioactive isotopes of potassium, thorium and uranium in the earth. The estimated total thermal energy above mean surface temperature to a depth of 10 km is 1.3 x J, equivalent to burning 3.0 x barrels of oil. Since the global energy consumptions for all types of energy, is…

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