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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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Radioisotopes

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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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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Radioisotopes

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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Girl Scouts Get to Know Nuclear

The American Nuclear Society has established a nuclear science inspired patch. Get to Know Nuclear and earn your patch today!

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Learn what it would take other electricity generation sources to match the power of a nuclear plant.

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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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Anatomy of an Atom

Item ID: 750090 The Anatomy of an Atom is a fantastic activity designed for middle and high school students.  The…

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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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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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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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Classroom Poster: Fission vs Fusion

This 20" x 13"classroom poster will help you explain the difference between fission and fusion to your students. The Nuclear…

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PowerUp

PowerUp Players: 1+ (up to 6 per mission and 50 per planet) Resolution: 1024x768 Developed by: IBM in partnership with…

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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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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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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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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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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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