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Fossil fuel Fukushimas

The future of nuclear reactors offers a promising alternative to current mining and drilling practices

THERE are several epiphanies that have made me sit up from mental slumber in my modern physics class this semester, but I suppose the one I should talk about here is the fact that the neutron was discovered only in 1932. Our basic understanding of fission did not arrive until August 31, 1939, when Danish scientist Niels Bohr and American scientist John Wheeler published their milestone analytical paper on nuclear fission