Essays Tagged: "Uranium"

The Threat of Nuclear Smuggling

the law-enforcement type officials are also lessexperienced at stopping shipments of an item such asuranium than they are in seizing marijuana or hashish.These same analysts have also found that even ... ouncil in Washington, D.C., estimates that a bombrequires between three and 25 kilograms of enricheduranium or between one and eight kilograms of plutonium.A Kilogram of plutonium occupies about 50.4 ...

(2 pages) 131 2 4.4 Dec/1996

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Military & International Conflicts & Security

The Nuclear Power Debate

h as coal, require greater quantities to produce the equivalent amount of electricity produced from Uranium. The use of nuclear power opposed to burning fossil fuels has reduced carbon dioxide emissio ... a destructive potential that cannot be ignored. Electricity, generated from the nuclear fission of Uranium 235 or Plutonium 239 are both elements which are used in nuclear weapons. Radiation either f ...

(3 pages) 210 0 4.3 Jan/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Physics

South Africa's Energy Outlook

nation with many reasources. It has many mines, that mine many different minerals, including coal, uranium, and diamonds. South Africa only has six-percent of the total population in Africa, but it p ... supply of Uranuim, which is a by product of copper mining. It has247,600 metric tons of recoverable uranium with a cost of less than $80.00 per ton. It has 96,800 at a cost of less than $130.00 per to ...

(4 pages) 74 0 3.0 Oct/1995

Subjects: Science Essays > Earth Sciences > Geography

Nuclear power.

re are more than 400 nuclear power plants around the world, with more than 100 in the United States.Uranium is a fairly common element on Earth, incorporated into the planet during the planet's format ... Old stars exploded, and the dust from these shattered stars aggregated together to form our planet. Uranium-238 (U-238) has an extremely long half-life> (4.5 billion years), and therefore is still ...

(8 pages) 180 4 4.5 Jun/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Atomic Bomb.

rly twentieth century. Physicists in theUnited States and Europe had discovered that the fission of uranium could be used tocreate a deadly explosive weapon. The amount of energy that was released by ...

(2 pages) 134 5 3.0 Jun/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

Book report about the atomic bomb with the history and some facts about the bomb

Atomic BombAtomic Bomb, powerful explosive nuclear weapon fueled by the splitting uranium or plutonium in a chain reaction. The strength of the explosion created by an atomic bomb is ... of the explosion created by an atomic bomb is equal to 22000 tons of tnt, Usually the plutonium or uranium in a bomb is separated into parts so that an explosion or critical mass is not reached until ... and used. In the 1930s scientists in Europe and the United States discovered that the splitting of uranium could be used to create an extremely powerful explosive weapon. The U.S. government started ...

(2 pages) 45 0 4.5 Feb/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History > World War II

Nuclear Fission Essay

for our technologically advancing world.Fission Process (Theory)In the case of large atoms, such as Uranium, the impact of a particle on the nucleus loosens its binding force. The impact causes the nu ... ." Nuclear fission reactors have proven to be a practical energy source, "the fission of an atom of uranium produces 10 million times the energy produced by the combustion of an atom of carbon from co ...

(4 pages) 55 0 5.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Chemistry

Atomic Bomb

explosive nuclear weapon fueled by the splitting, or fission, of the nuclei of specific isotopes of uranium or plutonium in a chain reaction. The strength of the explosion created by an atomic bomb is ... ould be created by thousands of tons of TNT An atomic bomb must provide enough mass of plutonium or uranium to reach critical mass, the mass at which the nuclear reactions going on inside the material ...

(5 pages) 65 2 4.8 Mar/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History > World War II

Atomic Bomb: Fission vs. Fusion

ard, Eugene Wingner, and Edward Teller, Einstein told Roosevelt about Nazi German efforts to purify Uranium-235 which might be used to build an atomic bomb. Shortly after that the United States Govern ... to develop the atomic bomb before the Germans did. "The first successful experiments in splitting a uranium atom had been carried out in the autumn of 1938 at the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute in Berlin" j ...

(7 pages) 65 1 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Physics

Benefits and Dangers of nuclear energy

ergy is made in a nuclear power plant like the diagram and photos below:Atomic Energy is made using uranium, plutonium, and many other elements, which are not easy to work with and mine.Advantages (Be ... tomic energy:There are significant problems with nuclear power plants:· Mining and purifying uranium has not, historically, been a very clean process.· Improperly functioning nuclear pow ...

(5 pages) 131 0 4.2 May/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Physics

Nuclear Power

the world. Nuclear power can come from the fission, the act or process of splitting into parts, of uranium, plutonium or thorium or the fusion of hydrogen into helium. One fifth of the world's electr ...

(2 pages) 63 0 3.7 Jun/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Chemistry

The Raisins in a Bun Model done by JJ Thomson and the discoveries that followed.

ble rays regardless of electricity or any other type of energy. An example of these substances are: uranium and radium, which are named radioactive materials. X-rays were a portion of the emitted rays ...

(2 pages) 27 0 4.1 Oct/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Physics

This essay is about a Magical Eraser. Great for a philisophical essay, or if you have one of "Thoes Teachers" That are contemplating the universe all the time.

he second was Phy, caused by radiation, sent to earth from the sun. It turns out that Plutonium and Uranium were only reacting with the photons bonded to the UV rays being sent from the sun. Our world ...

(3 pages) 22 0 3.7 Nov/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

Treatment of President George W. Bush

with that woman." Even by that ridiculous standard, Bush is twice as big a liar as Bill Clinton.The uranium allegation (the "16 words") is famous because the fraud is so obvious. That charge, which Bu ... eld has actually argued that the statement wasn't a lie because Bush didn't SAY Iraq did try to buy uranium, he just said "British intelligence HAS LEARNED that they tried to buy uranium." Once again, ...

(5 pages) 43 2 3.0 Dec/2004

Subjects: Law & Government Essays

Radium. This essay describes, gives a history of, and gives properties of the element radium.

mous stories in the science world. It started with the discovery of pitchblende, which is an ore of uranium that is four or five times more radioactive than uranium itself. Pitchblende was discovered ... t married to each other, and still continued their work on pitchblende. After successfully removing uranium from pitchblende, they noticed that the remaining material was still very radioactive, so th ...

(4 pages) 32 0 4.7 Jun/2005

Subjects: Science Essays > Chemistry

Nuclear Nightmares: Where Do We Go From Here?

y. Before, conventional explosives can create around 1,000 pounds of TNT, whereas a single pound of uranium in an atomic bomb can release explosives up to 16 million pounds. The two are incomparable, ...

(4 pages) 28 0 0.0 Mar/2006

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Military & International Conflicts & Security


lot of different things then the U.S.Some of these goods are manganese, lead, copper, natural gas, uranium, and many more. This also makes for a diverse manufacturing area. They can manufacture there ...

(2 pages) 751 0 3.7 May/2001

Subjects: Science Essays > Chemistry


rate. There natural resources are there fertile plains lead, zinc, tin, copper, ore, petroleum, and uranium. Argentina's population is about 37,384,816. Argentina's full name is Republica Argentina.It ...

(2 pages) 17 0 0.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

Penguins With Sunburns: An Argumentative Research Paper on Global Warming

of fossil fuels aid the economy, the burning of fossil fuels releases radioactive materials such as uranium and thorium into the atmosphere (Fossil 3). Their burning also produces greenhouse gas. "Gre ...

(8 pages) 96 0 1.4 Oct/2007

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Physics - Radiotherapy: Beneficial or Dangerous?

ial discovery of X-rays which was by someone named Rontgen, and of the discovery of substances like uranium by Becquerel, in 1895 and 1896 respectively. These then eventually led to the discovery of r ... been developed. Gamma rays are produced immediately as several different elements such as radium or uranium decay or decompose, in which they release radiation. Each element decays at a specific rate ...

(5 pages) 28 0 4.0 Mar/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Physics