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Starting a Nuclear Reactor

Starting a Nuclear Reactor

There’s no question that nuclear power can be dangerous – especially when something goes wrong – but it’s still pretty amazing that something so small can generate so much energy. This compilation from Top Fives demonstrates the imposing sound and light show that occurs when starting up a reactor.

If We Nuked a City

If We Nuked a City

It’s a terrifying thought, but in the interest of keeping us educated about the dangers of nuclear weapons, Kurzgesagt is here to teach us just how awful it would be if humans ever were ever to detonate a nuclear weapon in a city. Even worse, we actually did this to people back in WWII.

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Nuke Lamp

Nuke Lamp

One of the most eye-catching – and controversial – designs for a lamp we’ve ever seen. Designed by Luca Veneri using fluid dynamic simulation to emulate the shape of a mushroom cloud.

Japan Nuclear Problem Explained

Japan Nuclear Problem Explained

You’ve probably heard of the explosions at the Fukushima power plant in Japan following the earthquake and tsunami. Here’s NHK – by way of CNN – with a summary of the likely cause.

Colossal K Tower Demolition

Colossal K Tower Demolition

Pay your last respects to this defunct 450 foot-tall nuclear cooling tower located in South Carolina as it finally meets its maker thanks to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

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