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Tag: Nuclear Fission

Vox: The fight to rethink (and reinvent) nuclear power

New nuclear energy technology has come a long way – but can we get over our fears? This is the fifth episode of Climate Lab, a six-part series produced by the University of California in partnership with Vox. Hosted by Emmy-nominated conservation scientist Dr. M. Sanjayan, the videos explore the surprising elements of our lives …

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TED: We need nuclear power to solve climate change | Joe Lassiter

Joe Lassiter is a deep thinker and straight talker focused on developing clean, secure and carbon-neutral supplies of reliable, low-cost energy. His analysis of the world’s energy realities puts a powerful lens on the stubbornly touchy issue of nuclear power, including new designs for plants that can compete economically with fossil fuels. We have the …

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Institute of Physics: Oppenheimer and the bomb: panel discussion

Tom Morton-Smith’s new play Oppenheimer explores physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer’s scientific leadership of the Manhattan Project, which secretly developed the atomic bomb, changing both the face of science and global geopolitics forever. In this panel discussion, which took place on 24 January 2015 at the Royal Shakespeare Company’s (RSC) Swan Theatre in Stratford-Upon Avon, in …

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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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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?  

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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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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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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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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