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Image credit: The Fukushima power plant two years after the meltdown in 2013. IAEA Imagebank/Flick CC BY-SA 2.0

Robots Sent To Clean Up Fukushima Power Plant Have “Died”

After the robots were sent into Fukushima’s no-man’s land, they did not come back, because radiation levels in the power plant were tested to be so strong that their circuit boards failed to deal with. Five years ago in 2011, a tsunami severely destroyed Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station and this […]

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Image credit: Screen Shot Via Veritasium

Veritasium Adventure in Some of the Most Radioactive Places in the World

If you are asked to illustrate some radioactive locations, you might think of Chernobyl or Fukushima. After watching this video from Veritasium, you would be aware that the following locations are not as radioactive as you think previously, such Marie Curie’s laboratory and Albert Einstein’s apartment as well as uranium […]

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Is It Possible to Prevent Nuclear Disaster Using Ceramics?

In the past fifty years, engineers have applied the same approach to build the rods used to holding nuclear fuel. Such rods are made of metal alloys based on zirconium. They could keep structural integrity even at high temperatures and make uranium neutrons possible to escape so as to initiate nuclear reactions. […]

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