The Promise and Threat of Nuclear Energy

"Rock-star physicist" Brian Cox

Apr. 2008. Brian Cox talks about his work on the Large Hadron Collider at CERN. Discussing the biggest of big science in an engaging, accessible way, Cox brings us along on a tour of the massive project. [site] 14.56 min

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The Canadian Encyclopedia: Nuclear Fusion - What is nuclear fusion? How could this chemical reaction be a potential energy source in the 21st Century? site annotation for The Canadian Encyclopedia: Nuclear Fusion

http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/en/article/nuclear-fusion/


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The Canadian Encyclopedia: Nuclear Energy - How does nuclear energy work? This article covers introductions to nuclear fusion and fission, radioactivity, the history of nuclear energy in Canada and the potential future of this energy source. site annotation for The Canadian Encyclopedia: Nuclear Energy

http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/en/article/nuclear-energy/


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Educapoles.org: Nuclear energy: when atoms explode - "Nuclear energy, which is also called atomic energy, is the form of energy that binds together the constituents of the nucleus of an atom. This energy can be released, mainly in the form of heat, with the disintegration of unstable nuclei (Uranium 235 or Plutonium 239, for example).Uranium is a radioactive... site annotation for Educapoles.org: Nuclear energy: when atoms explode

http://www.educapoles.org/assets/swf/animations_loader.swf?path=/assets/uploads/flashanims_files/ene
rgy_12_nuclear_energy_061211.swf&lg=en


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SEEDS Energy Literacy Series: Nuclear Energy Interactive Module - This interactive module provides a virtual tour, as well as sections on production, equipment and issues and impacts. Each section is broken down into smaller sub-sections. site annotation for SEEDS Energy Literacy Series: Nuclear Energy Interactive Module

http://www.seedsfoundation.ca/els/Nuke/index_nav.html


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Nuclear Regulatory Commission: Students Corner - Students can find some great information, including diagrams on this U.S. site. What is nuclear energy? Learn about the types of nuclear reactors, emergency planning, and radioactive waste. site annotation for Nuclear Regulatory Commission: Students Corner

http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/basic-ref/students.html


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Nuclear Fission - This short animation illustrates the process of nuclear fission that takes place when an atom of U235 is struck by a neutron with the right amount of energy. site annotation for Nuclear Fission

http://www.cna.ca/curriculum/cna_atomic_theory/flash/fission/Atomic_Theory_fission_eng.html


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Energy Kids: Uranium (Nuclear) - Get the basics about nuclear energy, nuclear power plants, types of nuclear reactors, and getting (producing) uranium, the fuel most widely used for nuclear plants. There are some diagrams and images included. site annotation for Energy Kids: Uranium (Nuclear)

http://tonto.eia.doe.gov/kids/energy.cfm?page=nuclear_home-basics


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Nuclear Energy Division (Natural Resources Canada) - "The Energy Sector of Natural Resources Canada is responsible for developing Canadian policy on all energy sources." (site) site annotation for Nuclear Energy Division (Natural Resources Canada)

http://www.nrcan.gc.ca/eneene/sources/uranuc/index-eng.php


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Atomic Interactions - "Explore the interactions between various combinations of two atoms. Turn on the force arrows to see either the total force acting on the atoms or the individual attractive and repulsive forces. Try the "Adjustable Attraction" atom to see how changing the parameters affects the interaction." [site] site annotation for Atomic Interactions

http://phet.colorado.edu/simulations/sims.php?sim=Atomic_Interactions