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Why Nuclear Fusion Is So Cool
Why Nuclear Fusion Is So Cool
Why Nuclear Fusion Is So Cool For a fusion reaction to take place, the nuclei, which are positively charged, must have enough kinetic energy to overcome their electrostatic force of repulsion. This can occur either when one nucleus is accelerated to high energies by an accelerating device, or when the energies of both nuclei are raised by the application of very high temperature. The latter method, referred to the application of thermonuclear fusion, is the source of a lot of really cool energy.
Plutonium
Plutonium
Plutonium Plutonium, Our Country\'s Only Feasible Solution Should we begin to manufacture one of the most destructive and infamous substances on the face on the Earth once again? The engineers say yes, but the public says no. The United States stopped making this element with the ban on manufacturing nuclear weapons. But with the continuing problem with our ever diminishing energy sources, some want us to begin using more nuclear energy and less energy from natural resources. This paper is going
Atomic Bomb
Atomic Bomb
Atomic Bomb The information contained in this file is strictly for academic use alone. Outlaw Labs will bear no responsibility for any use otherwise. It would be wise to note that the personnel who design and construct these devices are skilled physicists and are more knowledgeable in these matters than any layperson can ever hope to be... Should a layperson attempt to build a device such as this, chances are s/he would probably kill his/herself not by a nuclear detonation, but rather through ra
The Atomic Bomb
The Atomic Bomb
The Atomic Bomb Background of the Atomic Bomb It was during the Second World War that the United States became a world power, thanks in a large part to its monopoly on atomic weapons. The atomic bomb is a weapon with great explosive power that results form the sudden release of energy upon the splitting, or fission of the nuclei of such heavy elements as plutonium or uranium. This new destructive force wrecked havoc on two Japanese cities and caused the end of World War II. It also saved thousan
Summary of The Whale and the Reactor by Langdon Wi
Summary of The Whale and the Reactor by Langdon Wi
Summary of The Whale and the Reactor by Langdon Winner Summary of The Whale and the Reactor by Langdon Winner (pp. ix-39, 99-200). Winner states implicitly that he wishes to add his book to a surprisingly short list of works that can be characterized as philosophy of technology (which includes Marx and Heidegger). His book will deal primarily with the political and social aspects of this philosophy, pertinent since as he notes the world is changing because of tech., no longer comprised of nation
The Atomic Bomb
The Atomic Bomb
The Atomic Bomb "Then a tremendous flash of light cut across the sky . Mr. Tanimoto has a distinct recollection that it traveled from east to west, from the city toward the hills. It seemed like a sheet of sun. John Hersey, from Hiroshima, pp8 On August 6, 1945, the world changed forever. On that day the United States of America detonated an atomic bomb over the city of Hiroshima. Never before had mankind seen anything like. Here was something that was slightly bigger than an ordinary bomb, yet
Atomic Bomb
Atomic Bomb
Atomic Bomb The information contained in this file is strictly for academic use alone. Outlaw Labs will bear no responsibility for any use otherwise. It would be wise to note that the personnel who design and construct these devices are skilled physicists and are more knowledgeable in these matters than any layperson can ever hope to be... Should a layperson attempt to build a device such as this, chances are s/he would probably kill his/herself not by a nuclear detonation, but rather through ra
The atomic bomb
The atomic bomb
the atomic bomb In the months following the bombing of Pearl Harbor the Manhattan Project--the name given to the atomic bomb program because its original offices were in Manhattan--grew very quickly. And although the Army had been involved since June of 1942, it was just beginning to realize that someone was going to have to be put in overall charge. The man chosen was Leslie Richard Groves, a 46-year-old colonel in the Army While he was a competent engineer, Groves was no scientist. He did not
TIMELINE of the Atomic Bomb.
TIMELINE of the Atomic Bomb.
TIMELINE of the Atomic Bomb. TIMELINE of the Atomic Bomb. 1942 May - Heisenberg and Dopel observe the first multiplication of neutrons. December 2 - First nuclear chain reaction at Chicago's Stagg Field by Fermi. 1943 March 15 - Oppenheimer moves the bomb development to Los Alamos. 1944 August 26 - Bohr presents his memorandum on intentional control of nuclear weapons to Roosevelt. 1945 January 20 - First Uranium-235 separated at Oak Ridge. July 16 - U.S. explodes first atomic bomb, the Trinity
Nuclear Weapons
Nuclear Weapons
Nuclear Weapons Chemistry CP 4/7/02 A nuclear weapon is any type of weapon that explodes because of the transformation of matter in atoms into energy. There are two types of nuclear weapons, fission weapons, which are known as atomic weapons and thermonuclear weapons, which are commonly called hydrogen or fusion weapons. In fission weapons, matter is changed into energy when uranium isotopes U-235, U-238, or the plutonium isotope Pu-239 are split. Once the nucleus splits, the little matter is ma
Nuclear Energy
Nuclear Energy
Nuclear Energy Nuclear energy by definition is the energy consumed or produced in modifying the composition of the atomic nucleus. Nuclear energy is used for things such as atomic bombs, hydrogen bombs and other nuclear weapons. Nuclear energy can also be used for powering electricity-generating plants all over the world. There are many arguments for and against nuclear power. Nuclear power is an inexpensive clean source of power. Others feel that because of the hazardous radiation emitted durin
Scared of Technology
Scared of Technology
Scared of Technology The supermarket was going to be a doomsday dungeon this Sunday afternoon for James Faruggulo, but he knew he had to go. He had given the housekeeper a week off to lie around in the warm tropical waters off of Jamaica. She did the laundry, cooking, cleaning and of course, she always fetched the groceries. Even the perfect layer of atmosphere which lay upon the earth that day could not keep his mind from wandering. Bright blues could be seen through the sky, bright yellows bou
The Effects of Nuclear War
The Effects of Nuclear War
The Effects of Nuclear War The detonation of a single nuclear bomb or "warhead" would cause a local disaster on a scale that few people in the world have seen and survived. However, it should not be confused with the effects of a nuclear war, in which many nuclear bombs would be exploded. That would cause the end of civilization in the countries concerned, and perhaps over the whole world, as well as radioactive contamination of whole continents, and terrible damage to the environment and ecolog
Manhattan project
Manhattan project
manhattan project The Manhattan Project On the morning of August 6, 1945, a B-29 bomber named Enola Gay flew over the industrial city of Hiroshima, Japan and dropped the first atomic bomb ever. The city went up in flames caused by the immense power equal to about 20,000 tons of TNT. The project was a success. The people who were responsible were civilian, military scientific brain power-brilliant, intense, and young people. Unknowingly, they came to an isolated mountain setting, known as Los Ala
Nanotechnology: Immortality Or Total Annihilation?
Nanotechnology: Immortality Or Total Annihilation?
Nanotechnology: Immortality Or Total Annihilation? Technology has evolved from ideals once seen as unbelievable to common everyday instruments. Computers that used to occupy an entire room are now the size of notebooks. The human race has always pushed for technological advances working at the most efficient level, perhaps, the molecular level. The developments and progress in artificial intelligence and molecular technology have spawned a new form of technology; Nanotechnology. Nanotechnology c
TIMELINE of the Atomic Bomb.
TIMELINE of the Atomic Bomb.
TIMELINE of the Atomic Bomb. TIMELINE of the Atomic Bomb. 1942 May - Heisenberg and Dopel observe the first multiplication of neutrons. December 2 - First nuclear chain reaction at Chicago\'s Stagg Field by Fermi. 1943 March 15 - Oppenheimer moves the bomb development to Los Alamos. 1944 August 26 - Bohr presents his memorandum on intentional control of nuclear weapons to Roosevelt. 1945 January 20 - First Uranium-235 separated at Oak Ridge. July 16 - U.S. explodes first atomic bomb, the Trinity
Impact of Coal vs Uranium Power Plants
Impact of Coal vs Uranium Power Plants
Impact of Coal vs Uranium Power Plants Impact of Coal vs. Uranium Power Plants Currently our country, and especially California, is confronting a serious energy crisis. Newspaper headlines warn of blackouts and tremendous rate increases. The cost of all we buy will increase in an effort to cover the added expenses. They only way to control this shortage of fuel are to produce more, conserve and control the amount of energy we use or a combination of conserving and increasing production. In the U
Manhattan Project
Manhattan Project
Manhattan Project The Manhattan Project was one of the most secretive projects in the history of the United States. It took place during World War II and its purpose was to create a bomb by splitting atoms apart. This project was a success and created one of the most devastating bombs ever used by mankind, the atomic bomb. The president at the time, Harry S. Truman, had to face the many factors that were involved in making the decision to drop the bomb. In this paper I will discuss those and the
North Korea A Dying Nation With Nuclear Capabiliti
North Korea A Dying Nation With Nuclear Capabiliti
North Korea A Dying Nation With Nuclear Capabilities United States Dilemma towards North Korea A dying nation with nuclear capabilities The United States has been presented a dilemma towards its foreign policy with the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea). North Korea’s alleged launch of a new Taepo-Dong I missile on August 31, 1998 has heightened American worries and escalated an already tense situation with North Korea. The United States response towards this new missile, which
Manhattan Project1
Manhattan Project1
Manhattan Project1 On the morning of August 6, 1945, a B-29 bomber named Enola Gay flew over the industrial city of Hiroshima, Japan and dropped the first atomic bomb ever. The city went up in flames caused by the immense power equal to about 20,000 tons of TNT. The project was a success. They were an unprecedented assemblage of civilian, and military scientific brain power—brilliant, intense, and young, the people that helped develop the bomb. Unknowingly they came to an isolated mountain setti
Manhaton Porject
Manhaton Porject
Manhaton Porject The Manhattan Project On the morning of August 6, 1945, a B-29 bomber named Enola Gay flew over the industrial city of Hiroshima, Japan and dropped the first atomic bomb ever. The city went up in flames caused by the immense power equal to about 20,000 tons of TNT. The project was a success. The people who were responsible were civilian, military scientific brain power-brilliant, intense, and young people. Unknowingly, they came to an isolated mountain setting, known as Los Alam
Atomic Bomb 5
Atomic Bomb 5
Atomic Bomb 5 On the morning of August 6, 1945, the first Atomic Bomb in history was dropped on the Japanese city of Hiroshima. Three days later, a second bomb was dropped on Nagasaki. Soon after, on August 14, 1945, the Japanese abruptly surrendered, abandoning their ancient customs regarding honor in war. The fact that only two bombs were able to bring an entire country to its knees is a true testament to the awesome power they held. There is nothing in modern warfare that can compete with the
Nuclear Bombs
Nuclear Bombs
Nuclear Bombs THE FIRST DESIGN of a nuclear weapon in the United States was a gun-barrel assembly, in which two sub-critical masses of very highly enriched uranium (HEU), were brought together by normal artillery propellant in a short gun barrel into a single over-critical configuration. (Criticality defines the minimum amount of a fissionable material in a particular configuration and density capable of a self-sustaining chain reaction). The second type of fission weapon is the implosion assemb
Decision To Fund The Atomic Bomb
Decision To Fund The Atomic Bomb
Decision To Fund The Atomic Bomb No man-made phenomenon of such tremendous power had ever occurred before. The lighting effects beggared description. The whole country was lighted by a searing light with the intensity many times greater than that of the midday sun. It was golden, purple, violet, gray, and blue... ( Groueff 355). The words of Brigadier General Thomas F. Farrell describe the onset of the atomic age, which began on July 16, 1945 in Alamogordo, New Mexico. This was the site of the f
Atomic bomb
Atomic bomb
Atomic bomb Just before the beginning of World War II, Albert Einstein wrote a letter to President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Urged by Hungarian-born physicists Leo Szilard, Eugene Wingner, and Edward Teller, Einstein told Roosevelt about Nazi German efforts to purify Uranium-235 which might be used to build an atomic bomb. Shortly after that the United States Government began work on the Manhattan Project. The Manhattan Project was the code name for the United States effort to develop the atomic bo
Counter Measures
Counter Measures
Counter Measures Counter Measures: National Missile Defense (NMD) is once again a growing concern in America. There have been many new developments since the post-Cold War elimination of nuclear warfare. This diminishing of arms however, is a very fine line. The United States cannot afford to have less capability then the rest of the world, but it does want to encourage unilateral non-proliferation of nuclear arms. -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- [Cate
Nuclear Strikes
Nuclear Strikes
Nuclear Strikes Nuclear Strikes Scientifically, there is no obstacle for a nuclear or atomic bomb. There are no secrets in Nuclear Science anymore. Anyone with a reasonable physics degree and access to a good technical library could design a workable atomic bomb in less than 6 months, so why hasn't anyone. Maybe there has been, no one is exactly sure. In the last 52 years there has been enough nuclear warheads made to destroy every city in the world and still have thousands left over.(Church 40)
Nuclear Fusion
Nuclear Fusion
Nuclear Fusion Nuclear Fusion For a fusion reaction to take place, the nuclei, which are positively charged, must have enough kinetic energy to overcome their electrostatic force of repulsion. This can occur either when one nucleus is accelerated to high energies by an accelerating device, or when the energies of both nuclei are raised by the application of very high temperature. The latter method, referred to the application of thermonuclear fusion, is the source of a lot of really cool energy.
The Manhattan Project
The Manhattan Project
The Manhattan Project The Manhattan Project The Manhattan Project was the code name of the United State\'s attempt to construct an atomic bomb during World War II. It earned its name after the Manhattan Engineer District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, because most of its earlier research was done in New York City. An atomic bomb is a weapon that uses the energy from a nuclear reaction called Fission for its destruction. The idea that mass could be changed into energy was predicted by Alber
The Manhattan Project
The Manhattan Project
The Manhattan Project On the morning of August 6, 1945, a B-29 bomber named Enola Gay flew over the industrial city of Hiroshima, Japan and dropped the first atomic bomb ever. The city went up in flames caused by the immense power equal to about 20,000 tons of TNT. The project was a success. They were an unprecedented assemblage of civilian, and military scientific brain power-brilliant, intense, and young, the people that helped develop the bomb. Unknowingly they came to an isolated mountain se
A civil Action
A civil Action
A civil Action The movie A Civil Action brings up an interesting idea that many people in the public don\'t see or hear about very often. The idea that the big corporations often don\'t take into account the safety of the people that work for them or the people that live around the factories. These big corporations are run entirely by money and the idea of what things will cost and how much money they can possibly make. Too many times money is more important than the lives of human beings and th
Nuclear Energy
Nuclear Energy
Nuclear Energy You are watching the control panels and gages for rector two. Sitting comely you think about how easy your job is. It is a joke! All day you sit around and watch the gages for reactor number two just to make sure they maintain their settings. You don't even need to look at the gages either because a computer automatically regulates them without you. Life is so good. Suddenly all the sirens go of and the gages and displays spin wildly in every direction. The ground shakes and you c
Nuclear Power Problems The effects caused by a nuc
Nuclear Power Problems The effects caused by a nuc
Nuclear Power Problems The effects caused by a nuclear power accident, on the scale of the April 26, 1986 Chernobyl accident, must override any inclination to side with advocates for nuclear power. Surely we have all heard the expression I�m only human . If we are indeed only human, and consequently prone to error, we could never perfectly manage and contain an energy as potentially destructive as that of nuclear power, without the possibility of a nuclear accident. Furthermore, the wastes gen
Nuclear Energy And The Environment
Nuclear Energy And The Environment
Nuclear Energy And The Environment Nuclear Energy and the Environment In our society, nuclear energy has become one of the most criticized forms of energy by the environmentalists. Thus, a look at nuclear energy and the environment and its impact on economic growth. Lewis Munford, an analyst, once wrote, "Too much energy is as fatal as too little, hence the regulation of energy input and output not its unlimited expansion, is in fact one of the main laws of life." This is true when dealing with
Hiroshima
Hiroshima
Word Count: 3146 Independent Study Unit Hiroshima and Nagasaki: The Terror that Saved Millions The atomic bomb and it's use over the two Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki is still a source of heated debate even over fifty years later. Many people on both sides -Japan and The United States- hold the belief that Truman's decision to drop the bomb was a mistake and that under no circumstances should such drastic measures be taken in war. What these people do not realize are the far more hor
The Manhattan Project
The Manhattan Project
The Manhattan Project On the morning of August 6, 1945, a B-29 bomber named Enola Gay flew over the industrial city of Hiroshima, Japan and dropped the first atomic bomb ever. The city went up in flames caused by the immense power equal to about 20,000 tons of TNT. The project was a success. They were an unprecedented assemblage of civilian, and military scientific brain power—brilliant, intense, and young, the people that helped develop the bomb. Unknowingly they came to an isolated mountain
Policy Profile of Senator Dick Lugar
Policy Profile of Senator Dick Lugar
Policy Profile of Senator Dick Lugar The following report will attempt to provide a brief, yet concise policy profile of Indiana Republican Senator Richard Lugar. Beginning with a short biographical review, the profile will proceed and concentrate on Senator Lugars major areas of public policy concern; Foreign Affairs, Agriculture, and in part, his 1996 Presidential Campaign which encompasses a myriad of issues, both foreign and domestic. It would be impossible to include every aspect of Senato
Manhatton Project
Manhatton Project
Manhatton Project The Manhattan Project On the morning of August 6, 1945, a B-29 bomber named Enola Gay flew over the industrial city of Hiroshima, Japan and dropped the first atomic bomb ever. The city went up in flames caused by the immense power equal to about 20,000 tons of TNT. The project was a success. The people who were responsible were civilian, military scientific brain power-brilliant, intense, and young people. Unknowingly, they came to an isolated mountain setting, known as Los Ala
Nuclear Energy And The Environment
Nuclear Energy And The Environment
Nuclear Energy And The Environment Nuclear Energy and the Environment In our society, nuclear energy has become one of the most criticized forms of energy by the environmentalists. Thus, a look at nuclear energy and the environment and its impact on economic growth. Lewis Munford, an analyst, once wrote, Too much energy is as fatal as too little, hence the regulation of energy input and output not its unlimited expansion, is in fact one of the main laws of life. This is true when dealing with nu
Atomic Bomb
Atomic Bomb
Atomic Bomb On the morning of August 6, 1945, the first Atomic Bomb in history was dropped on the Japanese city of Hiroshima. Three days later, a second bomb was dropped on Nagasaki. Soon after, on August 14, 1945, the Japanese abruptly surrendered, abandoning their ancient customs regarding honor in war. The fact that only two bombs were able to bring an entire country to its knees is a true testament to the awesome power they held. There is nothing in modern warfare that can compete with the d
Atomic Bomb
Atomic Bomb
Atomic Bomb On the morning of August 6, 1945, the first Atomic Bomb in history was dropped on the Japanese city of Hiroshima. Three days later, a second bomb was dropped on Nagasaki. Soon after, on August 14, 1945, the Japanese abruptly surrendered, abandoning their ancient customs regarding honor in war. The fact that only two bombs were able to bring an entire country to its knees is a true testament to the awesome power they held. There is nothing in modern warfare that can compete with the d
Toxic Waste Effects
Toxic Waste Effects
Toxic Waste Effects Canada and all of the developed countries in the world produce some kind of toxic waste(s). It doesn\'t matter whether it\'s a chocolate bar wrapper or a canister of highly radioactive plutonium, they\'re potentially dangerous to us and/or our natural environment unless properly disposed of. Toxic waste is defined as any waste that is hazardous to human health or to our natural environment. According to the Institute of Chemical Waste Management, about 15% of our garbage is c
Atomic Bomb
Atomic Bomb
Word Count: 5516 The information contained in this file is strictly for academic use alone. Outlaw Labs will bear no responsibility for any use otherwise. It would be wise to note that the personnel who design and construct these devices are skilled physicists and are more knowledgeable in these matters than any layperson can ever hope to be... Should a layperson attempt to build a device such as this, chances are s/he would probably kill his/herself not by a nuclear detonation, but rather throu
Nuclear Power
Nuclear Power
Nuclear Power Most of the world\'s electricity is generated by either thermal or hydroelectric power plants. Thermal power plants use fuel to boil water which makes steam. The steam turns turbines that generate electricity. Hydroelectric power plants use the great force of rushing water from a dam or a waterfall to turn the turbines. The majority of thermal power plants burn fossil fuels because thermal power plants are cheaper to maintain and have to meet less of the governments requirements co
Manhattan Project
Manhattan Project
Manhattan Project The Manhattan Project On Monday July 16th, 1945, a countdown for the detonation of the first atomic bomb took place near Los Alamos, New Mexico. This atomic bomb testing would forever change the meaning of war. As the atomic bomb was detonated it sent shockwaves all over the world. the endless research done on this bomb had a name and it was "The Manhattan Project." The Manhattan Project was brought by fear of Germany and it\'s atomic research. Next, was the people who were beh
Nuclear Power
Nuclear Power
Nuclear Power Throughout the world, energy sources are being depleted, and the search for new ways of creating power is intensifying. Nuclear power has been introduced, but has been met mostly with fear in the United States. "The introduction of new technology has always created fear and apprehension among users and observers. Electricity and natural gas caused similar apprehension, as did the train, the automobile, and the airplane"(R. Deutch). With these other technologies, people were willing
Examining History
Examining History
Examining History It is imporatant to carefully examine history in order to learn from previous mistakes, and also to ensure that the same mistakes are not repeated. The Manhattan project is an excellent example. This program allowed the United States to unleash the power of the atom, thus, introducing a new and devastating element into warfare. Although they managed to come in first in the race with Germany, the U.S. bears the responsibility of having introduced the atomic bomb, and have the bl
Atomic bomb
Atomic bomb
Atomic bomb Just before the beginning of World War II, Albert Einstein wrote a letter to President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Urged by Hungarian-born physicists Leo Szilard, Eugene Wingner, and Edward Teller, Einstein told Roosevelt about Nazi German efforts to purify Uranium-235 which might be used to build an atomic bomb. Shortly after that the United States Government began work on the Manhattan Project. The Manhattan Project was the code name for the United States effort to develop the atomic bo
Hiroshima
Hiroshima
Hiroshima Hiroshima Would you be afraid of an atomic bomb dropping on your city? In August 1945, World War II was finally dying down. The United States, including her allies, had already defeated Germany by this time and had reclaimed land that had been taken over by Hitler�s Nazi Germany. Now that the United States and her allies had defeated the Nazis all the attention was pointed towards Japan. Japan was a city that would fight to the very end, and if needed fight to the very last man. The
Hirshima Bombing!
Hirshima Bombing!
Hirshima Bombing! HIROSHIMA AND NAGASAKI BOMBING Fifty four years ago, the detonation of the first atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima (and later on Nagasaki) ushered to the Nuclear Age. It was a moment full of horror, in which the eyes of the whole world were opened to the unimaginable possibility of nuclear holocaust. The experience on what happened to those cities and what is still happening to many of the survivors there, leads to explore what happened to America as a consequence o