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Fast Breeder Reactor

Under appropriate operating conditions, the neutrons given off by fission reactions can "breed" more fuel from otherwise non-fissionable isotopes.

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Magnetohydrodynamics

A magnetohydrodynamic generator has been described as a magnet on the tail of a jet engine. A super-hot plasma is created, ionizing the atoms of the fuel mixture.

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Renewable Energy vs. Fossil Fuels

Hear both sides of the energy debate.

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Powering the World

Articles on fossil fuels, hydroelectric, wind, solar and nuclear power. Each is followed by an online multiple choice test. There is some worthwhile material in this site and it would be especially ...

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Energy Hotlist

Links to a wide range of sites all about energy from Fossil Fuels to Renewable Energy Sources.

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How power plants work

Great Flash animations explaining how hydro, nuclear and fossil fuel plants operate.

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Why do Microgravity Research?

A brief summary of why microgravity is an interesting place to do research, including looking at how solids form, burning fuels, making foams and heat transfer.

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Robert Hooke

Robert Hooke is one of the most neglected natural philosophers of all time. The inventor of, amongst other things, the iris diaphragm in cameras, the universal joint used in motor vehicles, the ...

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Energy Matters

A series of articles on Kinetic Energy, Potential Energy, Relativity, Work, Fossil Fuels, Nuclear, Hydroelectric, Biomass, Wind and Geothermal power. The site uses text and colour illustrations and ...

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Here's What Happens When You Light a Fire in Space

Strange things happen when you light a fire in space; candles burn with spherical flames and fuel burns without flames.

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