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Fission is the process by which an atom splits into two, generating two smaller atoms and a tremendous amount of energy. Fission powers nuclear bombs and power plants.
Wind and solar power produced a combined 252 terawatt-hours in the first five months of 2023, compared with coal's output of 249 TWh
The Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant explosion resulted in the most horrific nuclear disaster in the world.
Can a person or object exposed to high radioactivity just take a shower with soap and water, or is more needed for decontamination?
A relative of the tuberculosis bacterium has long been known to convert hydrogen from the air into electricity. Now, scientists have discovered how.
Nuclear fusion is the merging of two light atomic nuclei into one heavier one. If it can be harnessed on Earth, it could generate clean, limitless energy.
Sponsored SSAB’s new steel-making process avoids fossils entirely, largely eliminating carbon emissions and producing water as a byproduct that it has bottled up to highlight its clean process.
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