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Studying Physics is a Privilege

Dear Ally,

Welcome to your junior year!

I’m so excited you are taking physics this semester. It’s the perfect time to tell you about a woman who most people consider to be the most significant woman scientist of the 20th century – Lise Meitner. 650 more words

Science in the Bible - Atomic Fission

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Atomic or nuclear fission is a reaction in which the nucleus of an atom splits into smaller parts releasing enormous amounts of energy. 711 more words


Nuclear power: the ongoing green controversy


Just over six years ago an earthquake off the coast of Tohoku measuring a whopping 9 on the Richter scale sparked the largest tsunami ever recorded to hit Japan. 2,587 more words

Climate Change

Nuclear Flushin'

On a long-ago Saturday morning, musing over a cup of tea, I came to a mind-altering realization.  My entire family, except for me, was in the bathroom. 822 more words

Funny, Eh?

Nuclear Fission

P2 6.2

I think from our last tutoring session we established this is an area in which a few of you need some extra help, so here it is. 568 more words

GCSE Physics

Chernobyl x 4

A newly unearthed secret report commissioned during the Cold War has brought to light the devastating effects of Russian nuclear testing.

During the 1950s, one detonation in Kazakhstan resulted in four times the number of cases of acute radiation sickness than those from the Chernobyl disaster. 124 more words


Australian Map of Nuclear and Uranium Sites

Trying to embed the map into this blog post has been a small saga unfolding over the last two days, and it looks like it cannot as yet be done. 16 more words