Nuclear Technology Past, Present, Future
††††††††† Nuclear technology has many conventional uses from weapons of mass destruction to smoke detectors and eye sights. Uranium is a naturally occurring radioactive metal. It has two principal uses: nuclear bombs and nuclear electricity generation. These uses are not mutually exclusive. In recent years, uranium has also been used as armour for tanks, bullets and artillery shells. There are 2 basic reactions in a nuclear device fission and fusion.
Nuclear Technology Past
††††††††† Nuclear energy was first seen in 1945 when the
weapons were used as a wild card in the Cold War between
technology is spread across the world in every continent except
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Nuclear technology has
greatly advanced through the years. Efficiency of nuclear reactors has grown
dramatically. Power of nuclear weapons has also been greatly increased in
secret. The Cold War prompted Global powers to hide their military power in a
veil of secrecy. There have been many updates on the efficiency of nuclear
power plants and their increasing use due to climate change. But strangely
enough there hasnít been any news about nuclear weapon development, when it is
clear that nations are spending large quantities of money in developing their
nuclear arsenal. In this modern world nuclear weapons are a vital bargaining
chip to many nations. Many countries remain active in developing nuclear power,
This physics of nuclear weapons and generators are still the same: fission and fusion, but scientists are exploring the possibility of further uses of nuclear power.
Nuclear Technology Future
The Future of nuclear technology is unpredictable; it may lead us to a path of science, exploration and discovery or one of destruction death and devastation. If we are not careful and a terrorist acquires a nuclear weapon and uses it the consequence may be a nuclear war of global proportion: the result being the obliteration of almost the whole human race. Nuclear power can also be used as energy for space ships. If a space ship was designed with a nuclear reactor as the engine it would be able to run for years to come and may lead to amazing scientific discoveries.
Nuclear Technology is a very dangerous thing. There a great risk following in its shadows and a great reward to be in sight of manís dreams.