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Fusion is the process by which the Sun and other stars generate light and heat. It is a nuclear process, where energy is produced by smashing together light atoms. It is the opposite reaction to fission, where heavy isotopes are split apart.

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Nuclear Technology

Many radioisotopes are made in nuclear reactors, some in cyclotrons (particle accelerators). Generally neutron-rich isotopes and those resulting from nuclear fission need to be made in reactors, and neutron-depleted ones are made in cyclotrons.

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Nuclear Applications

Nuclear science and technology improves our lives in many ways and in many different areas. It makes our food safer; it improves the quality of tools, gauges, and machines; it diagnoses abnormalities of the metabolism and treats cancers; it powers space applications; and it offers one of the cleanest and most environmentally friendly ways of generating electricity.

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Talking Nuclear

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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Nuclear Science

Fusion is the process by which the Sun and other stars generate light and heat. It is a nuclear process, where energy is produced by smashing together light atoms. It is the opposite reaction to fission, where heavy isotopes are split apart.

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Nuclear Technology

Many radioisotopes are made in nuclear reactors, some in cyclotrons (particle accelerators). Generally neutron-rich isotopes and those resulting from nuclear fission need to be made in reactors, and neutron-depleted ones are made in cyclotrons.

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Nuclear Applications

Nuclear science and technology improves our lives in many ways and in many different areas. It makes our food safer; it improves the quality of tools, gauges, and machines; it diagnoses abnormalities of the metabolism and treats cancers; it powers space applications; and it offers one of the cleanest and most environmentally friendly ways of generating electricity.

Learn More
 

Talking Nuclear

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.

Learn More

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Teacher Resource Guide: Detecting Radiation in Our Radioactive World

The ANS Center for Nuclear Science and Technology Information is pleased to introduce its new teacher resource guide, Detecting Radiation…

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Radtown USA

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s student-focused radiation website, RadTown, has launched with a new look and feel. This interactive, virtual…

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Energy Action Game

Use this Monopoly style board game to introduce the importance of a balanced energy mix to your students. Players will…

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Isotope Discovery Kit

ID # 750078 Shelve the dry textbooks and one-dimensional charts. Using the Isotope Discovery Kit, you can energize your classroom…

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Chain Reaction – Critical Mass

Grade Level: 5-12 DCI: 5-ESS3-1, 3-5 ETS1-1, 3-5ETS1-2, MS-PS1-4,  MS-PS3-4, MS-ESS3-1, MS-ESS3-3, MS-ESS3-4, MS-ESS3-5, MS-ETS1-1, MS-ETS1-2, MS-ETS1-3, MS-ETS1-4, HS-PS1-1, HS-PS1-8,…

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What is Fission?

Objective: To demonstrate the concept of nuclear fission and its resulting burst of energy to younger students. Grade Level: Middle…

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Nuclear Art & Multimedia Contest

  Thank you for participating in the 2014 ANS Nuclear Art & Multimedia Contest. See you next year! This year's…

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Radtown USA

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s student-focused radiation website, RadTown, has launched with a new look and feel. This interactive, virtual…

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Energy Action Game

Use this Monopoly style board game to introduce the importance of a balanced energy mix to your students. Players will…

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The Cyber-rific Periodic Table of the Elements

Making Science Make Sense® has created an interactive Periodic Table of the Elements, which features information and quizes on all…

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Brought to you by the team behind the internationally acclaimed educational star gazing app - Star Chart Dare you enter…

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goREACT

Create virtual chemical reactions with the Museum of Science and Industry's new mobile app!The world is your laboratory!    …

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Introduction to Sustainable Energy

As part of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) OpenCourseWare, the Introduction to Sustainable Energy course assesses current and potential future…

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Physics of Atomic Nuclei (PAN)

A free residential summer camp for high school students (both sites) and science teachers (MSU only). PAN is an outreach…

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Nuclear Science & Engineering for Secondary Science Teachers (Summer)

This one-week course is designed specifically for high school science teachers and will provide the basics of nuclear science, types…

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A Look at Nuclear Science and Technology

This course will focus on the theory, design and operation of commercial nuclear power reactors. The course will also touch…

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