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Nuclear power

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuclear_power

Nuclear power is the use of nuclear reactions that release nuclear energy to generate heat, which most frequently is then used in steam turbines to produce ...

What is Nuclear? / Nuclear Energy

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Learn about what nuclear energy is (fission and fusion), were it comes from, and how it is harnessed. Also discusses basic pros and cons of nuclear reactors.

Nuclear Energy Institute - Advancing Clean, Reliable Energy

www.nei.org/

NEI promotes the beneficial uses of nuclear energy, America's leading source of carbon-free electricity. Discover why nuclear is key to our energy future.

How Nuclear Power Works | Union of Concerned Scientists

www.ucsusa.org/nuclear-power/nuclear-power-technology/how-nuclear-power-works

At a basic level, nuclear power is the practice of splitting atoms to boil water, turn turbines, and generate electricity.

Nuclear Power Today | Nuclear Energy - World Nuclear Association

www.world-nuclear.org/information-library/current-and-future-generation/nuclear-power-in-the-world-today.aspx

There are about 440 commercial nuclear power reactors operable in 31 countries , with over 380000 MWe of total capacity. About 65 more reactors are under ...

History of Nuclear Energy - World Nuclear Association

www.world-nuclear.org/information-library/current-and-future-generation/outline-history-of-nuclear-energy.aspx

Outline History of Nuclear Energy, history of atomic theory, discoveries by Rontgen, Becquerel, Rutherford, Curie, history of commercial nuclear energy.

Nuclear Energy is the most certain future source.

www-formal.stanford.edu/jmc/progress/nuclear-faq.html

This page discusses nuclear energy as a part of a more general discussion of why human material progress is sustainable and should be sustained. Energy is  ...

Nuclear Power Is Too Safe to Save the World From Climate Change ...

www.wired.com/2016/04/nuclear-power-safe-save-world-climate-change/

Apr 3, 2016 ... Later this year, a nuclear power reactor will open in the US for the first time in two decades. But this reactor, called Watts Bar Unit 2—one of two ...

Nuclear Energy - The New York Times

www.nytimes.com/topic/subject/nuclear-energy

News about nuclear energy and the 2011 nuclear crisis in Japan.

nuclear energy - National Geographic Society

nationalgeographic.org/encyclopedia/nuclear-energy/

May 24, 2011 ... Encyclopedic entry. Nuclear energy is the energy in the nucleus, or core, of an atom. Nuclear energy can be used to create electricity, but it ...

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Nuclear energy is energy in the nucleus (core) of an atom. In nuclear fission, atoms are split apart to form smaller atoms, releasing energy.
The fuel most widely used by nuclear plants for nuclear fission is uranium.