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Nuclear Weapons 101

November 2, 2013

Talk about a scary subject. Since the invention of nuclear weapons, people worldwide have been fearful of their tremendous destructive power, so much that it has caused terrible wars and unrest in certain parts of the world. However, not many average citizens know much about nuclear weapons. Here are some key facts about nukes. It […]

What Is a Nuclear Meltdown?

What Is a Nuclear Meltdown?

November 18, 2012

Given the dramatic developments in Japan and its Fukushima nuclear power plant, this fantastic infographic over at Life’s Little Mysteries that explains the stages of a nuclear meltdown. Source

Anatomy of a nuclear reactor

Anatomy of a nuclear reactor

August 5, 2012

An explosion at an earthquake-hit nuclear plant in Japan has sparked fears of a radiation leak and nuclear meltdown. A meltdown occurs when failure of the cooling system leads to fuel rods overheating and melting. Source