Nuclear - Ian Tierson Dr. Karim 4/9/2008 Physics in Modern...

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Ian Tierson Dr. Karim 5/12/2009 Physics in Modern Technology Nuclear energy Energy consumption worldwide increases every year, and with a dwindling supply of fossil fuels, there could be a devastating end to the production of this energy source. The most widely accepted alternative in today’s market is nuclear energy. This is energy created using radiation from radioactive materials. These materials create incredible amounts of energy from relatively small samples. Nuclear technology was first used in a power plant in Obninsk in the USSR i n 1954. The first successful
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experiment with nuclear fission was in Berlin in 1938. The first successful usage of this technology to produce electricity was in Idaho in 1951. Ever since the development of this technology, nuclear power plants have popped up all over the globe. This technology is seen as cheap and efficient. This makes it a very desirable commodity in today’s energy challenged world. Nuclear energy is simply a modification of traditional steam engine
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This essay was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course PHYS 113 taught by Professor Karim during the Fall '06 term at St. John Fisher College.

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Nuclear - Ian Tierson Dr. Karim 4/9/2008 Physics in Modern...

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