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Uranium-fueled electrical generation plants reduce consumption of limited fossil fuel reserves and help assure cleaner air. About 20% of electricity in the United States comes from uranium fuel. We depend on electricity to manufacture goods and provide services that assure safety, healthy living and conveniences in modern life.Learn More
Nuclear science gives us a simple explanation of the natural world. The ultimate goal of nuclear science is to find out if there is one fundamental rule that explains how matter and forces interact. This section is a brief introduction to nuclear science and how it plays a vital role in the lives of people…and the world.
Nuclear technology involves the reactions of atomic nuclei. Among the notable nuclear technologies are nuclear power, nuclear medicine, and nuclear weapons. This section explains the various types of technologies that have been developed using nuclear science and where they are going.
Nuclear technology has found many applications from smoke detectors to nuclear reactors, and from food preservation on earth to space exploration. This section highlights the current applications of nuclear science and technology.
Nuclear science and technology faces many challenges, from public education and acceptance, to regulation and funding. This section sheds lights on the current challenges and obstacles the nuclear field faces.
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