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Hyperphysics - Nuclear Fission

Description of nuclear fission with details of uranium, other isotopes and the history, good links to other sites.

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Cold War-Era Science Shows Beer Will Survive a Nuclear Apocalypse

Beer was tested to see whether it would be safe to drink after experiencing radiation from a nuclear blast.

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Does nuclear waste really glow?

Often associated with nuclear power is a strange blue glow. Find out what causes this Cherenkov radiation.

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Nuclear Reactor

Ideas involving electricity generation by nuclear energy. Has a reactor simulation and quiz.

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Nuclear Physics: Past, Present and Future

This website takes a comprehensive look at nuclear physics, its applications for energy and warfare, and surrounding political issues.

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The Nuclear Power Plant Simulator

This game puts you in control of a nuclear plant. Your mission is to produce as much electricity as possible whilst avoiding overheating. Requires flash.

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Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA)

NDA homepage - information about nuclear decommissioning and radioactive waste disposal.

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Coulomb Barrier

In order to accomplish nuclear fusion, the particles involved must first overcome the electric repulsion to get close enough for the attractive nuclear strong force to take over to fuse the particles.

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FAQ About Nuclear Energy

Notes and views concerning Nuclear Energy by a professor at Stanford University, USA.

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Fusion basics

An introduction to nuclear fusion power, explaining plasma confinement and the use of tokamaks. From JET – Europe's largest nuclear fusion research facility.

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