Fast Fission

wikipedia Fast fission is fission that occurs when a heavy atom absorbs a high-energy neutron, called a fast neutron, and splits. Most fissionable materials need thermal neutrons, which move slower. Fast reactors vs. thermal reactors Fast neutron reactors use fast fission to produce energy, unlike most nuclear reactors. In a conventional reactor, a moderator is … Read more

Nuclear Fission Reactors

By Barrie Lawson, UK Nuclear Energy – The Practice Nuclear energy is the usable energy extracted from atomic nuclei via controlled nuclear reactions and nuclear power plants have been used for commercial electricity generation for over half a century. In 2005, 16% of the world’s electricity was generated by nuclear power (Source – Nuclear Energy … Read more

Nuclear Fission Theory

By Barrie Lawson, UK Nuclear Reactions In the chemical reactions associated with combustion, the atoms in the molecules of the active materials rearrange themselves into new, more stable, molecules in which they are more tightly bound and in the process, releasing surplus energy in the form of heat. In nuclear reactions it is the sub-atomic … Read more

On the Feasibility of Coal-Driven Power Stations

Adapted from Electropaedia by Otto Robert Frisch (1904-1979) Jacksonian Professor of Natural Philosophy – Cambridge University (In Commemoration of the 70th birthday of Niels Bohr, October 7th 1955) The following article is reprinted from the Yearbook of the Royal Institute for the Utilisation of Energy Resources for the Year MMMMCMLV, p1001 In view of the … Read more

Conventional and Sustainable Electrical Energy Supply Overview Characteristics and Comparisons

By Barrie Lawson, UK Primary Electrical Energy Sources Energy is available from many sources however most of the energy used to satisfy the world’s ever increasing demand for electricity is still derived from fossil fuels. The dependency on fossil fuels brings with it two problems. Finite supplies of fossil fuels will eventually run out. Burning … Read more

Barry Goldwater Interview

Bill Pasternak (WA6ITF) Writer / Producer, Etc. Back in the late 1980’s some of us had an idea for a educational ham radio based celebrity interview series that we titled “Today’s People.” The concept was quite simple: A teenage host would visit the home of a noteworthy ham radio operator. The two would sit and … Read more

Israel: Tech Giant

Meir Brand,Goole Israel CEO, Bill Gates, Warren Buffet, Campbell Brown and Dan Senor describe Israel’s Economic and Technological success Click to watch the AIPAC Israel Innovation video

Prime Minister Netanyahu’s speech to Congress 3-3-15

Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu of Israel used one of the most prominent platforms in the world on Tuesday to warn against what he called a “bad deal” being negotiated with Iran to freeze its nuclear program, culminating a drama that has roiled Israeli-American relations for weeks. In an implicit challenge to President Obama, Mr. Netanyahu … Read more