Nuclear Energy Explained: How does it work? 1/3

  • Published on: 26 March 2015
  • Nuclear Energy Explained: How does it work?

    Nuclear Energy is a controversial subject. The pro- and anti-nuclear lobbies fight furiously, and it's difficult to decide who is right. So we're trying to clear up the issue - in this video we discuss how we got to where we are today, as the basis for discussion. Next week we'll be looking at the arguments for and against nuclear power in detail.

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    Nuclear Energy Explained: How does it work?

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  • Lunis84
    Lunis84   2 days ago

    Can you do Fukushima and the subsequent poison in the ocean...or would y'all get in trouble with men in black suits for that?Or at least do "How does radiation poison work on nature/humans?

  • Digger0008
    Digger0008   3 days ago

    My dad works at a nuclear power plant you uncultured swines

  • Adam Weyant
    Adam Weyant   6 days ago

    I believe we should do away with nuclear power! (Doom's day)

  • Tyler Tono
    Tyler Tono   1 weeks ago

    we have nuke reactor cause the bi product can make nuke weapons, there is a reactor that is safe, cheaper, and will not cause a melt down but it can not make the bi product so your masters are going to stick with the nuke reactor. your masters are going to do whatever they want with your life

  • Ethan Hunter
    Ethan Hunter   1 weeks ago

    Damn the video YouTube suggests for "Up next" is 3/3, not 2/3. Step up your game, YouTube.

  • J Sweigert
    J Sweigert   1 weeks ago

    can you please make a video on contents of nuclear waste?

  • Tony Zeng
    Tony Zeng   1 weeks ago

    why's there a tardis on the map from 1:40 to 1:45 🤨

  • Ike Wilson
    Ike Wilson   1 weeks ago

    1:37 Doctor Who time traveled to the 70s

  • Chad Davis
    Chad Davis   2 weeks ago

    Answer: Aneutronic fusion reactor.

  • Jonny Butcher
    Jonny Butcher   2 weeks ago

    energy will help this earth so hurry up and get the world to use it

  • carol
    carol   2 weeks ago

    1:39~1:40 Another TARDIS! 😅Edit. Why do they randomly put the TARDIS in their videos?Does anybody know?

  • RedStar Music
    RedStar Music   3 weeks ago

    2:00 same reasons my girlfriend is dating me

  • naojp1
    naojp1   4 weeks ago

    Once something happens at the power plant, humans cannot control them. We should find alternative plants

  • Amanda Robertson
    Amanda Robertson   1 months ago


  • Markus
    Markus   1 months ago

    0:16 you mean decade?

  • Keith Smallwood
    Keith Smallwood   1 months ago

    Solar and wind are a joke. You cant conserve nature, which is the collective goal, and keep putting up these farms. Maybe eventually we can harness their energy as desired but we were so far along on the nuclear path. We almost had it. I believe nuclear is too cheap and efficient so monopolies would lose income on too many fronts. so naturally these conglomerates would lobby and monger fear with nuclear energy. But i digress

  • Ivan4es1
    Ivan4es1   1 months ago

    Fallout. Begining.I wonder, does radioactive matter "vapor" with time and loose vole and weight?

  • Ivan4es1
    Ivan4es1   1 months ago

    Fallout. Begining.I wonder, does radioactive matter "vapor" with time and loose vole and weight?

  • Lotus
    Lotus   1 months ago

    Im so sad that Nuclear isn't our main source of electricity, it's the lowest death per kw and the most powerful source of energy we have today.

  • Focused Man
    Focused Man   1 months ago

    The United States needs to start developing additional sources of energy within its own territory. Why are new nuclear power plants, the safest source of electric energy ever discovered, not permitted? There is no end to the lies people have been made to believe about Nuclear energy. Modern technology is able to develop these sources of power without any damage to the environment. France gets 80% of its power from nuclear power plants without any problems. Needless to say, without sufficient energy, the United States will not be able to defend itself. All the Elite has to do is cut off the oil supply from the middle east.

  • Bloohmen GD
    Bloohmen GD   1 months ago

    I literally watching this for my lesson at school xD

  • Obelisk King
    Obelisk King   1 months ago

    Just use TARDIS energy instead. If it uses energy to travel time, it can use energy to charge phones.

  • Zain Kirmani
    Zain Kirmani   1 months ago

    This nuclear power had destroyed Chernobyl

  • Menos The Name
    Menos The Name   1 months ago

    If a Nuclear Powerplant goes poff every 30 years, and the nuclei that comes out takes a long time for nature to take care of, how long would it take for earth to be 100% polluted with radioactivity? And 10%? I mean the landmass. Not the population.

  • Har Saheb Singh
    Har Saheb Singh   2 months ago

    Nuclear energy is good because there is a reactor that powers it self

  • TimePhoenix
    TimePhoenix   2 months ago

    who else noticed a Tardis in the video