Enrico Fermi

Book review : Uranium, by Tom Zoellner

Here is a post I should have published last year as I read Uranium, by Tom Zoellner. Here is my review. It offers a detailed history of the discovery and the use of the 92nd element in the periodic table of the chemical elements. Will the 21st century be Uranium’s century like the 20th was …

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Nuclear : Past and present

After my article last week on the 10 reasons to support nuclear power I wanted to write about the future technologies (fast breeders, thorium and fusion) as I was ending my article on that very topic. But before doing that I would like to provide you this week some historical insight on nuclear physics and …

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