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Posts tagged nuclear

October 18, 2011

 

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Excuse Me, Is That Merit Badge Glowing?

When a bright young Eagle Scout gets a really bad idea, it might not be a bad idea to duck and cover.

February 22, 2011

 

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How Do Microwaves Heat Up Food?

Have you heard the phrase, "Let's nuke it in the microwave!" Well, Nuclear power and microwaves really don't have much in common.

June 24, 2010

 

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Are Nuclear Power Plants Getting Safer?

Nuclear power plants are scary places. However, have they become safer over the years?

June 14, 2010

 

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Cockroaches V. Radiation: Who Wins?

We've all heard rumors that cockroaches can survive, well, anything. But, could they survive nuclear war?

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