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  • Home Tech Essay

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    The Toilet Yes...those tales you've heard are true. The toilet was first patented in England in 1775, invented by one Thomas Crapper, but the extraordinary automatic device called the flush toilet has been around for a long time. Leonardo Da Vinci in the 1400's designed one that worked, at least on paper, and Queen Elizabeth I reputably had one in her palace in Richmond in 1556, complete with flushing and overflow pipes, a bowl valve and a drain trap. In all versions, ancient and modern, the working

  • Describe The Chemical Process In Making Americium

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    Chemical process in making americium: The most popular type of smoke alarm is an ionization chamber smoke alarm. These contain 0.28 micrograms of the radioactive isotope americium 241, in the form of americium dioxide. Americium is a synthetic element, so it must be produced in a nuclear reactor. Americium is made from plutonium 241, yet this needs to also be made in a nuclear reactor. Uranium 238 in a nuclear reactor it is hit with a neutron, which makes uranium 239. Uranium 239 has a half-life

  • Ununhexium Research Paper

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    Apoorav Joshi Mr. Yagar Chemistry 10C 12/7/2015 The Newest Elements There have been many elements that have been discovered in this world. The two latest elements that have been discovered are ununquadium and ununhexium. Ununquadium is element number 114 on the periodic table. It was given the official name of flerovium by the IUPAC in 2012. Ununhexium is element 116 on the periodic table. It was given the official name of livermorium by the IUPAC in 2012. There are two other elements that have

  • Nuclear Energy Holds Great Interest For Those Looking For

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    Nuclear energy holds great interest for those looking for a sustainable energy source. Our current energy requirements are met by the use of fossil fuels. However, there exist some substantial problems with fossil fuels. Not only are they limited, but they also contribute to the carbon dioxide emissions and thus to global warming. Use of nuclear energy will cut the percentage of carbon emission as it does not involve any burning. Instead, the splitting of nuclei of atoms provides the energy. Using

  • Disposing of Nuclear Waste

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    The primary concern when disposing of nuclear waste and cleaning the facilities that produce it is the duration of half-lives of the elements that make up nuclear waste. One example is Uranium-235, which is used widely by nations that have a nuclear weapons program. U-235 has a half-life of 703,800,000 years. This means that U-235 will take over 700 million years for it to decompose by half. It is estimated that these elements will still be hazardous for ten times their half-lives. At this rate

  • The Radioactive Boy Scout By David Hahn

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    Introduction In the "Radioactive Boy Scout" the author tells us about David Hahn, a teenage boy who tries to build a homemade breeder nuclear reactor in 1994, at the age of 17. He was a scout in the Boy Scouts of America, and secretly conducted experiments in a backyard shed at his mother 's house in Clinton Township, Michigan. Even though the radioactivity given off by his reactor never reached a dangerous state, when he was stopped by the police for another reason they found materials in his vehicle

  • What Is Chemical And Radiological Terrorism?

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    chlorine, ammonia, Americium-241, or Cesium-137 to directly or make a device to place toxic or fatal exposure in public or private areas, or place materials with radiation emitting materials in public or private places to cause damage or irreversible harm to the people that live or work there. Short-term exposure to low-level radiation is not harmful though, and many people living in spaces that were built with the International Building Code are exposed to the material Americium-241, which is used

  • Biography Of Glenn T. Seaborg

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    Glenn T. Seaborg was born into an educated family in Ishpeming, Michigan in 1912. When Seaborg was ten, in 1922, the family moved to California in order to seek new opportunities. In high school, he had no exposure to science and, therefore, little knowledge of its possibilities (290). Dwight Reid, the teacher of his first chemistry course captured his imagination and caused him to realize his passion. After graduation, he attended the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), due to its free

  • Nuclear advancements after the manhattan project Essay

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    Nuclear Advancements After the Manhattan Project      When the first atomic bomb was detonated in Alamogordo New Mexico on June 16, 1945, all the scientists involved in the Manhattan Project understood the great destructive power of radio-active isotopes. Although the atomic bomb was a very destructive force our world would not be as good without it. Because of the government funding involved in the project coupled with the need for an atom bomb, much research that otherwise

  • Hydrogen Concentration And Radioactive Isotopes

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    Distinguish between stable and radioactive isotopes and describe the conditions under which a nucleus is unstable Isotopes are atoms of the same element with different numbers of neutrons; BUT they have the same number of protons. In nuclear chemistry, isotopes are shown in the following form: • Chlorine-35 is written as 35Cl and Rubidium-85 is written as 85Rb Isotopes can be divided in two categories, radioactive and stable. Stable Isotopes are isotopes that are not radioactive. They have stable

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