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Nuclear science is the study of sub-atomic particles and their application in various disciplines. Here you can learn about nuclear power plants, atomic theory and radiation.
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How Radioactive Cleanup Works

It's lunchtime, and you've spastically spilled soda all over your desk. Chances are you could tackle that mess faster than we could say "Mr. Clean." What do you do though when the spill is radioactive?

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  • Nuclear Energy
    Nuclear Energy

    Nuclear Energy, energy released in large amounts by the splitting or formation of atomic nuclei. See more »

  • Nuclear Physics
    Nuclear Physics

    Nuclear Physics, the branch of physics that deals with the atomic nucleus, or inner core of the atom. See more »

  • Quantum Theory
    Quantum Theory

    Quantum Theory, the theory that radiant energy is emitted (given off) and absorbed in units, or quanta, rather than in a steady stream. See more »

  • Quark
    Quark

    Quark, a particle that physicists believe is a basic constituent of protons, neutrons, and certain other subatomic particles collectively known as hadrons. See more »

  • Radiation
    Radiation

    Radiation, the emission and transmission of energy and particles of matter from atoms. See more »

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