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Unformatted text preview: Diesel engine 1896 Henri Becquarel Discovery of natural radioactivity 1903 Fisk St . Sta., Commonwealth First st eam turbine-driven electric power plant Edison Co., Chicago 2 ENERGY HISTORY MILESTONES, continued 1932 James Chadwick Discovery of the neutron 1933 Irene and Frederic Jolio t-Currie Discovery of artificial radioactivity 1938 Otto Hahn, Lise Meitner and Discovery of neutron-induced fission Fritz Strassemann 1942 Enrico Fermi First man-made critic al nuclear reactor 1951 Howard Zinn First nuclear electricity produced, by EBR-1 1954 Hynan Rickove r First nuclear submarine, USS Nautilus 1958 Atomic Energy Commis sion First commercial nuclear electric power plant, Shippingport 3...
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This note was uploaded on 04/02/2011 for the course CHEMICAL E 10.391J taught by Professor Dr.elisabethdrake during the Spring '05 term at MIT.
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