Posts tagged "Physics"
How do Nuclear Control Rods Work?

How do Nuclear Control Rods Work?

The answer is surprisingly (and somewhat unnervingly) simple. First, a quick recap: Nuclear reactors work by using the heat generated by nuclear fission to produce steam that powers a turbine to produce electricity. Fission is when the nucleus of an atom (in most cases Uranium-235) splits in two, creating heat and expelling free neutrons. When...
What makes glass transparent?

What makes glass transparent?

This doesn’t get into refraction, reflection, etc. but it’s an incredibly satisfying answer.