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Fission, Fusion and Nuclear Energy

E = mc^2 How would 10 top physicists—two Nobel Prize winners among them—describe Einstein's equation to curious non-physicists? Audio Link
  Audio Link - Listen to Einstein explaining the meaning of his equation, while also name-checking Cockroft and Walton. (one minute)
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My introduction to the concept MyYouTube. 10 mins
What have homeopathy and E = mc^2 got in common? Words can't describe . . . Link 8 min video. See it's this sort of s@#t that gives Youtube a bad name.  
       
Chain Reaction Applets This one goes from the chain reaction to the atomic bomb to nuclear reactors. Youtube. 7 minutes.
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Generator AppletsA short chain reaction applet. Make sure to to "Enable Sound".

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Nuclear Fission and Chain Reaction

Generator AppletsClick on the "Chain Reaction" and "Controlled Reaction" Tabs. Don't forget the other options on the right.

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Three minute Quicktime video about Nuclear Fission and Reactors
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Nuclear Power Plants      
My introduction Using simulations from pHet. MyYouTube 8 mins
Animation of a reactor Everything is labelled except the fuel rods.
From absorblearning.com
May only work with Internet Explorer
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Animation of the power plant plus reactor Includes the generating station
From absorblearning.com
May only work with Internet Explorer
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Uranium enrichment - what is it? YouTube 1 min
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Apparently teenages everywhere are at it :) YouTube 2 min
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Plutonium Three minute Quicktime on the good and the bad of Plutonium
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What happens to nuclear waste? Three minute Quicktime video.
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What happened in Chernobyl? Three minute Quicktime video
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What happened in Three Mile Island? Three minute Quicktime video.
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U.K. National Grid Status Real-time display of energy production in the U.K.
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What if I took a swim in a typical spent nuclear fuel pool?

Link what-if.xkcd.com/29/  
       
The Atomic Bomb      
Robert Oppenheimer: I have become death, the destroyer of worlds'. Oppenheimer was in charge of the Los Alamos project which developed the atomic bomb. This is a famous quote. From Youtube. 1:35
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Hear first hand accounts from both the pilots and victims of the Hiroshima bomb. From Youtube. 4:35
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Brilliant video of nuclear explosions as an animated timeline from 1945-98 Youtube 15 mins long but should be mandatory viewing
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The 2 min version Link Youtube  
       
Nuclear Fusion        
Introduction MyYouTube. 5 mins
HAIL - The Return of the Sun

Two minute video promoting solar energy.
wonderful stuff, from YouTube

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A graphic showing the nuclear equation for the fusion of hydrogen From absorblearning.com
May only work with Internet Explorer
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The Most Astounding Fact - Neil deGrasse Tyson Youtube. 3 mins
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Astronomer Neil de Grasse Tyson explains YouTube. 2 mins
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The Hydrogen Bomb      
Testing the first Hydrogen Bomb Three minute Quicktime video. Taken from 'Testing the superbomb'.
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The nuclear-bomb nicknamed 'The Tzar'. Contained as much explosive power as was used in total in WWII - multiplied by 10. Youtube. 3 mins
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Cold Fusion      
Whats the story with cold fusion? Variety of video-clips from YouTube - mostly it seems to be in the realms of "The X-Files", but judge for yourself.
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Spontaneous natural nuclear reactor

Oklo; the Two Billion Year Old Nuclear Reactor

From Youtube 5 mins from SciShow
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It happened in Gabon in Africa. Speech here has been speeded up. From Youtube.
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