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What happens during a nuclear meltdown?

This nuclear primer explains what meltdown means, and how the situation at Fukushima compares with past nuclear accidents.

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Office of Nuclear Physics

A site to inform readers of the progress of nuclear physics in a wide range of fields. Up to date information on current research for scientists in the nuclear community.

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Ground zero II - nuclear bomb simulator

Pick your nuclear weapon of choice, drop a virtual nuclear bomb on your area and see its impact on the surrounding area. Ouch.

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Reaction Times

An applet which allows the user to see how a car stops given certain braking conditions.

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Tokamaks: the future of nuclear power

A short description of the tokamak nuclear fusion reactors.

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Fission and Fusion

Part of a nuclear reactor tour, this site gives a simplified explanation of nuclear energy.

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Why Nuclear Bombs Create Mushroom Clouds

Heating and convection cause the signature shape of nuclear blasts.

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Nuclear files

This site provides information on nuclear weapons and war. Contains some biographies of scientists, photographs of bomb blasts and victims, also some audio clips.

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Proton Fusion

This is the process which fuels the Sun and other stars which have core temperatures less than 15 million Kelvin. A reaction cycle yields about 15 MeV of energy.

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Todd's Atomic Home Page

A site of useful links focusing on nuclear computing, nuclear engineering, fusion, reactors, weapons and waste issues.

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