While the Manhatten project was working on the first fission bombs Edward Teller began working on a fusion powered ‘Super’ device. Fission devices were 1000 times as powerful as conventional explosives, and fusion devices could [More]
First in the series ‘Public Health in a Nuclear Age’. January 7, 2015.
Going Nuclear is a multi part series where I go into detail on how nuclear weapons work, looking deep at the science and explaining how some curious discoveries in the early 20th century lead to [More]
The Manhattan project investigated Uranium and Plutonium devices and technical problems with the Plutonium forced the development of a much more complex, and ultimately more efficient system which used implosion to assemble the critical mass.
A retrospective of MIT’s Nuclear Science and Engineering program, created for the department’s 50th anniversary.
Nuclear fusion and fission, gamma rays, neutron scattering & capture, alpha & beta decay, binding energy, and many other topics. Important Correction: At 13:57, the proton is converting into a neutron. My Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/EugeneK
Take the PBS Digital Studios annual survey: http://surveymonkey.com/r/pbsds2017 It’s time for our second to final Physics episode. So, let’s talk Einstein and Nuclear Physics. What does E=MC2 actually mean? Why is it so useful to [More]
What would happen if a nuclear weapon was dropped near you? How To Survive A Nuclear War: https://youtu.be/iONIkV0IHOc Subscribe! http://bit.ly/asapsci GET THE ASAPSCIENCE BOOK: http://asapscience.com/book/ Created by: Mitchell Moffit and Gregory Brown Written by: Rachel [More]
World’s First NUCLEAR SALT REACTOR – Documentary Films A liquified salt activator (MSR) is a class of nuclear fission activators where the primary coolant, or also the energy itself, is a liquified salt mix. MSRs [More]