NUCLEAR SCIENCE

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 easy is it to steal a nuclear bomb?

If you watched "24," you might think real-life Jack Bauers stop bad guys from detonating stolen nukes all the time. Just how hard is it to steal a nuclear weapon?

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  • Isotope

    Isotope

    Isotope, in chemistry, one of two or more forms of an element that have the same atomic number but different atomic weights. See more »

  • Neutrino

    Neutrino

    Neutrino, an elementary particle that has no electric charge. Physicists believe that neutrinos have either an extremely small mass or no mass at all. See more »

  • 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 »

  • Particle Accelerator

    Particle Accelerator

    Particle Accelerator, a device that accelerates electrons, protons, or other charged particles to very high speeds. 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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