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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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Has the LHC found any practical uses for the Higgs boson?

When scientists announced that the Large Hadron Collider had found evidence of the Higgs boson, we cried right along with elated physicists everywhere. But ... then what?

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  • Irradiation
    Irradiation

    Irradiation, exposure to radiation, such as X rays or ultraviolet rays, usually for a specific purpose. See more »

  • 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 »

  • 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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