How Uranium Becomes Nuclear Fuel 

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Nuclear technology is constantly in the news. So how exactly do you make nuclear fuel?
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Fuel Cycle Facilities
“The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) regulates uranium recovery facilities that mill uranium; fuel cycle facilities that convert, enrich, and fabricate it into fuel for use in nuclear reactors, and deconversion facilities that process the depleted uranium hexafluoride for disposal.”

Uranium processing
“Uranium (U), although very dense (19.1 grams per cubic centimetre), is a relatively weak, nonrefractory metal. Indeed, the metallic properties of uranium appear to be intermediate between those of silver and other true metals and those of the nonmetallic elements, so that it is not valued for structural applications.”
About Nuclear Fuel Cycle
“Nuclear Fuel Cycle can be defined as the set of processes to make use of nuclear materials and to return it to normal state. It starts with the mining of unused nuclear materials from the nature and ends with the safe disposal of used nuclear material in the nature.”
Nuclear Fuel Processes
“Nuclear power plants do not burn any fuel. Instead, they use uranium fuel, consisting of solid ceramic pellets, to produce electricity through a process called fission.”
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Life Noggin
Life Noggin 8 yıl önce
Thanks for letting us do animations for the video!
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Life Noggin, hi I am a huge fan.
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Shaine MacDonald
Shaine MacDonald 4 yıl önce
The humble brag!
Nikhil Menezes
Nikhil Menezes 4 yıl önce
Amazing channel life noggin
Steve Mac
Steve Mac 4 yıl önce
Perhaps - In so doing,... you are also participating in the PRO-NUCLEAR propaganda machine,... not taking into consideration the real dangers of these purified man-made products & the disposal issues of them,... including all of the dangerous chemical waste needed to produce them. . .
megagene 8 yıl önce
Trace is my favourite DNews host. Of all the hosts, he's the one who always sounds like he actually understands what he's talking about (even if he really doesn't) as opposed to just reading off a teleprompter.
Damian Reloaded
Damian Reloaded 8 yıl önce
I think DNews is a pretty cool guy. eh talks sienze and doesn't afraid of anything.
Ame Nightcore
Ame Nightcore 8 yıl önce
Damian Reloaded That sentence gave me brain cancer.
Ame Nightcore
Ame Nightcore 8 yıl önce
Damian Reloaded Unfortunately I am not into self harm, so I will not drill a hole in my skull. Nor do I care about zombies, let them come at me.
Trace Dominguez
Trace Dominguez 8 yıl önce
We all write our episodes too! So I try my best understand. ;)
Damian Reloaded
Damian Reloaded 8 yıl önce
Ame Nightcore and all the references went through and past you as if you were made of thin air... ^_^
Machi Giceb
Machi Giceb 4 yıl önce
I've always hated anything math related like Chemistry and Physics, but after watching Chernobyl I've been getting all these nuclear and chernobyl related recommendation videos and I'm eager to learn all about it
Ryan Polakiewicz
Ryan Polakiewicz 4 yıl önce
Machi Giceb the same goes with me. I just graduated with a bachelors degree and I’m in denial already because this subject of nuclear energy is so interesting. I was never good at math in high school which turned me off to s.t.e.m degrees. I wonder what level of math it takes to become a nuclear expert or engineer who gets to party in this realm.
v44n 2 yıl önce
@Ryan Polakiewicz it requires a lot, but math can be learned. Learn the concepts and apply them in physics for example and you will learn the beauty in math and you will be much better at it. I always failed math in primary school and secondary school. But I managed to finish calculus and linear algebra in college afterward. It took me some time to master It, but I did.
Ryan Polakiewicz
Ryan Polakiewicz 2 yıl önce
@v44n Thank you! Your story is inspiring!
Faust Yıl önce
Same here! After watching the mini series On HBO, I can’t get enough about learning about nuclear reactors and uranium-235……..lol
Daniel 3 yıl önce
I’ve always loved the physics behind this and have always understood how the process works, which makes me aware of Nuclear power and not afraid of it. Nuclear Power is the only power generation where the waste is contained. Coal, Gas is pumped into the atmosphere, Solar and wind go to land fill at the end of life. Yes Nuclear power plants are required to be built and extremely maintained.
Zach 8 yıl önce
Could you do a video on the two different types of Nuclear Fusion? The one the Russians use which I believe uses magnets to try to control the plasma and the European one, which uses lasers. Although they don't really work yet, it would be cool to see how they should work in practice.
Adrian Ashby
Adrian Ashby 4 yıl önce
I could count the times I've been to Chernobyl on one hand. yep 7 times.
Gabriel Corbo
Gabriel Corbo 4 yıl önce
Adrian Ashby copy paste 🤔
Synthesized 4 yıl önce
Soap_156_ 3 yıl önce
Me too, high 7.
Linton 3 yıl önce
Huh, I've been about 30 times
Adrian Ashby
Adrian Ashby 3 yıl önce
@Linton wow both hands
Trace Dominguez
Trace Dominguez 2 yıl önce
Oh man this video is a CLASSIC. Sometimes you dig into complicated and advanced science and realize… it's really just spinning stuff over and over and over again. So nuts!
InkBridge 8 yıl önce
Loved the use of graphics to explain the process... hoping to see more of those in future videos as well... Great content once again... Thanks
Collin Bruce
Collin Bruce 8 yıl önce
I would be interested in learning about alternatives like thorium reactors, whats involved in the making of those?
Muhammad Sufyan Shah
The briefing and the host, both are really great! I think there is always positive ways to use up things, so the advancement in nuclear power stuff should be done for development and the better/efficient standard of power generation. Although using it the wrong way i.e. nuclear weapons is surely destructive, thus a bad idea.
Your Name
Your Name 5 yıl önce
I love your videos Trace, I watch ALOT of different information videos, regarding anything scientific, nature, animals, what have you. B/c learning is frickin awesome. One thing (Among alot of other things) that I like about you, is that you dont start your videos by asking for likes, shares, and subscriptions. That is a big pet peeve of mine, and as soon as a channel starts their videos off like that, I just turn it off and watch something else. Being NEEDY isn't a very good character trait when making YT videos. Idk if you've already done this or not, But I think that you and Micheal from VSauce should collaborate together in making some videos. Putting two of my favorite YT hosts together would be great. Keep up the great work Trace.
Learning FPV
Learning FPV 5 yıl önce
It would be cool if you did one on Thorium. I hear a lot of good things about it. Love this show too. :-)
Jonathan Kawi
Jonathan Kawi 4 yıl önce
I think nuclear energy is feasible, and yes would definitely make a big impact on the cut down of fossil fuels! Even though I see that renewable energy is gaining grown, it still won't produce enough for the typical person, unless they live under a rock. Let's be real, everyone loves to have AC and everyone has to constantly use electricity for lights, computers, and washing clothes.
Joanna Colson
Joanna Colson 8 yıl önce
Trace, please do a similar video on more modern nuclear technology that's being developed in China and India: Liquid Fluoride Thorium Reactors (LFTR). It has many advantages over the 1950's era technology we use today. I think you'll find it fascinating.
Dirks 2.0
Dirks 2.0 7 yıl önce
you didn't mention Heavy Water reactors like the CANDO developed in Canada. they don't require enriched uranium, use 30%- 40% less fuel and are more efficient. The reason why America uses the much more complicated and expensive and dangerous light water reactors is because when they were developed after the second world war they needed the enrichment facilities to create the fuel needed for nuclear weapons.
Garden. 7 yıl önce
+Dirks 2.0 Yea it's fucking stupid, we can't use modern reactors.
BYWaudio 7 yıl önce
+Dirks 2.0 I'm Canadian, and no CANDU are not safe at all, I would say probably one of the worst, I mean they are all dangerous, but for what I know CANDU is a horizontal design, meaning the full is place horizontally not vertically, which has a major flaw if the level of water plunge; the gravity will force the full spend to curve and even touch one another making the whole containment unstable. So for that I see high risk. Also the principle of using heavy water facilate the production of plutonium 239, finally 1% of tritium simply goes directly in the atmosphere. Early version of the reactor "Chalk River" was used for production of plutonium during the American nuclear program in late 40's
The Eh Team
The Eh Team 7 yıl önce
+blackypain How does the fuel channels touching spell environmental disaster though? There is always the vacuum building to stop releases. That is just something that needs avoiding, with backup generators and the lack of tsunamis coming off of Lake Ontario. The reaction would be sub-critical with a lack of moderator. The amount of tritium that escapes is also trace, minuscule compared to radon emissions of gas. The plutonium would also have too much Pu240 in it to make a useful bomb from the fuel burnup standards of today, and then there are international regulators.
Babul Kumar
Babul Kumar 4 yıl önce
I don't Understand light water reactor?? please explain it to me.
Anthony Stark
Anthony Stark 4 yıl önce
@Babul Kumar Light water is made with hydrogen that has no neutrons and heavy water is water made with deuterium which is hydrogen that has 1 neutron. Deuterium is heavier hence, heavy water. The water is then used as a coolant and a moderator. Coolant - obviously to cool the reactor. Moderator - helps slow down the neutrons born from fission to a suitable kinetic energy for the fuel source to absorb a neutron, fission, and generate more neutrons to keep the reaction going.
Rob The Fandom Menace
Can you do a video on Thorium LFTR reactors? I know you covered a bit on them in another video but this technology needs its own. The world needs it more than anything else!
18spara 8 yıl önce
I love Nuclear Energy. The 4th-gen reactors are amazing, 90-95% energy used and passive safety i.e they can't crash. The Thorium reactors now being developed in China is also a promising piece of work. (I know there are better or more precise words, but I'm not native english so pardon me, I don't usually talk about nuclear power in english).
Dale Allen
Dale Allen 5 yıl önce
Thank You for your expertise and breakdown of the many processes involved .
MaxFist 8 yıl önce
It's still one of the cleanest and one of the most efficient and reliable sources of power. It also has the highest proportion of power generated to power needed to process fuel. The main problem is that due to the uproar against nuclear energy all of the reactors are at least 30 years old... that's not good, since the technology advanced so much that if you were to build a nuclear reactor now it would be almost 10 times as safe as the existing ones.
REEEEEEEable Socks
REEEEEEEable Socks 8 yıl önce
MaxFist Yet people refuse to allow new nuclear plants to be built. I hate people.
CHITV 8 yıl önce
MaxFist can I ask you a question, why is their smoke coming out of nuclear plants
REEEEEEEable Socks
REEEEEEEable Socks 8 yıl önce
carlos almaraz That's steam, not smoke. Those are cooling towers, there are no combustion chambers in nuclear plants.
CHITV 8 yıl önce
Somezable 8 yıl önce
I don't think the main problem is negative public opinion, more crippeling problem is money: Goverments don't have funds to make safer plants and companies won't spend money to improve thing unless they get more money from that. It should be made so, that a goverment agency would force power companies to update their plants, but as long as companies influence regulations, it's never going to happen. Best thing of all would be upgrading oldest plants into thorium reactors.
Kevin Lee
Kevin Lee 8 yıl önce
love the animation. please do this more often for the visual learners
BigMAWman 8 yıl önce
Loving the new animations you guys have going.
G200064 8 yıl önce
Great video man now we could see the hard work that goes into getting those power plants what they need me personally I am for nuclear power I do see the benefits are high but also other defects I still believe it to work out for the better still pretty expensive just need to find a way to make better and safer ways to do it or containing in case of a meltdown I am all for it
inj 8 yıl önce
Very interesting video. Suggestions: 1) What happens to nuclear waste? 2) How are nuclear weapons manufactured (in detail like this one)? 3) What was Tesla's idea of wireless tansmission of electrical energy? 4) How powerful is Scandinavia? ヽ༼ຈل͜ຈ༽ノ Sorry if some might already be done.
Alex Simon
Alex Simon 2 yıl önce
Thanks for tutorial, Im on my way to build my own reactor 😀 Well of course I'm joking, but that sounds so complicated. Awesome video and explication. Thanks you for sharing with us
Karthik Kashyap
Karthik Kashyap 8 yıl önce
Trace is the best.....keep it up man.You make it interesting to watch your videos....... i hope you make a lot of good one ,just like the ones you make....Good luck
Ryan Sweeney
Ryan Sweeney 8 yıl önce
A video on Uranium power plants vs Thorium ones would be awesome!!
jimvo 4 yıl önce
Its almost inconcievable how people figured all this out. How many errors, how many people died figuring this stuff out?
Skodz Gaming
Skodz Gaming 3 yıl önce
Exactly what im wondering.
Trogg 3 yıl önce
Two people to put it simply, marie curie and her husband.
Bruce Lamberton
Bruce Lamberton 4 yıl önce
@2:20 when you mention "U3O8" you make it sound like another isotope of uranium (eg uranium-238), rather than the compound triuranium octoxide (U3 O8). However, if you somehow have managed to make a new isotope whose nucleus is stable with an extra 70 neutrons, then I congratulate you for this remarkable achievement!
FrozenEternity 8 yıl önce
The animations in this episode were great :)
Akhmad Mizkat
Akhmad Mizkat 4 yıl önce
What a clear an fun explanation.. Thank you!
Abraham Nightingale
Abraham Nightingale 5 yıl önce
There is a third kind of nuclear reactor that is left out of this video. The thorium reactor, or the Molten Salt Reactor. It requires U-235 to get a reaction going but it doesn't require a fission to produce energy. It use thorium and the technology have been around since the 1950s but wasn't developed further because the fission reactor have a military application whereas thorium reactor doesn't.
Longfordboy 3 yıl önce
Really nice work ! 1 I really appreciate this. Well done and very understandable Thank you
GreenskinHolland 4 yıl önce
This vid actually explains the chemistry behind it all. I thank you for that ! very intereresting .
Jellybean 8 yıl önce
Is there a chance we can get a companion video explaining the difference between uranium and thorium fission reactors?
gustavo morales
gustavo morales 8 yıl önce
Even if the little rods of uranium harness so much energy, isn't this offset by the ammount of energy needed to refine uranium to its isotope 285? if so, what is the real difference of energy output (taking into account all the life cycle of uranium from mining to energy)
Jon Ultime
Jon Ultime 4 yıl önce
We cannot seriously have a fossil fuel free future without considering nuclear.
lttexan 5 yıl önce
Thanks for differentiating enrichment for civilian nuclear reactors as opposed to nuclear weapons. Too many people just assume that the nuclear reactor fuel can simply be "put in an atomic bomb."
Charles Hines
Charles Hines 4 yıl önce
You know what they use in the storage containers for the used fuel rods when they store them and bury them for the rest of eternity? It is helium. They use it because they need something inert. I have a feeling they may be already researching other inert gasses for this purpose because of helium being in short supply. There are other inert gasses.
Stereoacid Lemon
Stereoacid Lemon 8 yıl önce
I would like to see how a thorium reactor works and the differences with a uranium reactor.
timstring0902 8 yıl önce
Great article and nice animations in the middle explaining the purification of uranium atoms :)
Gus 3 yıl önce
I thought it was very rare element. I heard when I was a child that a spoon of Uranium worthed thousands and could generate power to a small city for a month.
Grahf Zero
Grahf Zero 3 yıl önce
"A nuclear reactor makes electricity by-" "Good. Now I know how a nuclear reactor works."
MinieClipsVevo 4 yıl önce
Chernobyl turned me into a scientist lol
Rabinarayan majhi
Rabinarayan majhi 4 yıl önce
Me too
Emad Ghasemi
Emad Ghasemi 4 yıl önce
Me too, I had no interesting in nuclear knowledge. but now ? I'm reading and watching ...
Avinash 4 yıl önce
Yeah me too. This thing is in my head can't get it out
Adrian Enterprise
Adrian Enterprise 3 yıl önce
Gladonos 3 yıl önce
This set of comments is terrifying...
Michael Sever
Michael Sever 4 yıl önce
That is exactly what I wanted to know. It's been bothering me. Thanks and well explained.
Christopher Morrison
Really good video. U-235 and U-238 are both not very radioactive. It is only when the U-235 is split in a reactor that you create large amounts of radioactive atoms from the halves of atoms left over. You can safely handle enriched Uranium in your hands. The gloves you see are to protect the pellets from the oils in our skin.
VanKaik 8 yıl önce
Loved the new graphics to explain the process!
John Mcdonald
John Mcdonald 7 yıl önce
Dude love the in tell and the pace didn't bore me like some do and wasn't trying to confuse like some do. first time watching but now im a fan.
Paul Bennett
Paul Bennett 7 yıl önce
thanks for this education.. much clearer than others I've watched
Merecir 8 yıl önce
The final energy output of 1 ton of Thorium ore in a LFTR equals about 235 tons of Uranium ore in a LWR. Assuming equal 3% purity of the ore the waste from the LFTR will be about 2.1 kg while the waste from the LWR will be about 7 tons (6838 kg depleted uranium and 211.5 kg waste)... The 2.1 kg waste from the LFTR needs to be stored for only 300 years. The 211.5 kg waste from the LWR needs to be stored for 100.000 years. The worlds Energy (2007) Tonnes of Coal: 5 000 000 000 (five billion) Barrels of Oil: 31 000 000 000 (thirtyone billion) M^3 Natural gas: 5 000 000 000 000 m^3 (five trillion cubic meters) Tonnes of Uranium: 65 000 (sixty five thousand) ALL of this equals only 5000 tonnes of Thorium. Google LFTRs
Georg 4 yıl önce
5000 tons of highly toxic waste every year doesnt sound good.
Obioma Chukwuocha
Obioma Chukwuocha 8 yıl önce
What about the element thorium? I heard that the element could also be used for nuclear energy and that it is more common in the environment.
Jai Shetty
Jai Shetty 5 yıl önce
Clear explanation. I loved watching it. So watched it thrice over. Thank you
Sora Hjort
Sora Hjort 8 yıl önce
I recall reading in the news recently that NASA was looking to try to get permission to refine more uranium, specifically the kind that was a biproduct when the US was making weapons grade uranium. Apparently their stores are running low if not empty, and they're in a bit of dire need to have more for satellites and probes. So there are good uses for nuclear power. It's unfortunate that people are afraid of not just nuclear weapons, but also the possibility of a melt down of a reactor.
DirkaDirka07 8 yıl önce
You give a number of comparisons on efficiency of nuclear vs other fuels, do the calculations subtract out the energy required for all the mining, preprocessing, purification, etc steps? Those are pretty important... You might also want to throw in the cleanup and waste storage costs in there also while you're at it. In short, I'd like to see a full lifecycle analysis/comparison.
Joe P
Joe P 4 yıl önce
I want to try this, but no hardware stores in my area carry uranium.
Explorations ASMR
Explorations ASMR 4 yıl önce
Nuclear reactors do now use Highly Rnriched Uranium.(HEU). Uranium is low enriched. Coal burning plants actually release radiation into the environment. Nuclear power is highly efficient and part of our waste storage problem is due to the fact that we don't process the rods when removed. Approximately 80% of the material in the rods could be used again, but that process is not allowed by law here in the states. There are fatal flaws to every type of energy production. I know the thought of radiation is a scary topic to mist people, bit we live, work and play in radioactive environments every day and every place we go. I am not challenging you to support or not support nuclear energy, but please take time to learn about it before rendering a judgement or basing your decisions on misinformation from people who want to scare you into a position.
Kevin Dondrea
Kevin Dondrea 5 yıl önce
The Thorium reactors sound like a great idea, they can't use it for weapons either. Plus we have plenty more of Thorium that gets dumped into the ocean every year.
Henrik Strömberg
Henrik Strömberg 8 yıl önce
It's nice to get a daily dose of DNews. What would it cost to only use solar power as an energy source and batteries go store it, and how much money is spent on energy annually? Wanted an answer to that question after I watched the Tesla powerwall presentation.
Daniel Grace
Daniel Grace 4 yıl önce
Thank you for this video. Everything has waste even batterys. But if the people with the better battery patent use the tech. It would be less wasteful on the planet and maybe can save a little bit more of the planet for next generation
Micka Datwist
Micka Datwist Aylar önce
I feel ok about Uranium and its usage. I also eat a few of those Uranium pellets for breakfast and they keep me well-energized for the whole day.
Sam Doren
Sam Doren 8 yıl önce
I think that nuclear power is definitely something that should be utilized more because it's a clean energy and very efficient. However, I also think that before it is utilized more, the safety procedures and the process of refining should be improved to reduce the chance of misuse and injury.
The Deaner
The Deaner 5 yıl önce
Jesus, I've been watching nuclear related videos, now I'm afraid the FBI is gonna show up at my door
Marty VLRJR23
Marty VLRJR23 2 yıl önce
You and me both
Rod Sibole
Rod Sibole 6 yıl önce
I'm all for this kind of energy
ConservativeMan 8 aylar önce
Great job explaining!
db p
db p 6 yıl önce
Great video so easily explained
Tessa Smith
Tessa Smith 7 yıl önce
Thank you. You presented that incredibly well thanks from NZ
Debazzled 3 yıl önce
It's crazy to think that small tray of uranium pellets have as much extractable energy potential as a pile of coal the size of a house.
Gammareign 4 yıl önce
Actually, uranium is more like 3 million times as energy dense as fuel than coal. I love nuclear power.
S B 4 yıl önce
i love radiation too.
Gammareign 2 yıl önce
@S B As do I. It makes me warm. If it weren't for the nuclear reactor in the sky, I would freeze to death. Because the DNA in cancer cells is unstable and degraded, cancer cells are killed by ionizing radiation before other cells. Not to mention that reactor in the sky produces ultraviolet rays which cause the body to produce vitamin d and serotonin. But, some nonsense about the idea that low level ionizing radiation cannot provide health benefits.
AERYS III 11 aylar önce
@S B yeah, I love visible radiation too, it hits the rods and cones in our eyes so we could see the reflected electromagnetic waves from objects.
NutBuster 8 yıl önce
The animations look really good. I'd like to see more cuts with info shots
Cash Thomas
Cash Thomas 6 yıl önce
I think that it would be great, if we could discover a way to make nuclear reactors a LOT more stable I think that people would be ok with them bc there wouldn't be all of the fear of nuclear meltdown
Andy Sammy
Andy Sammy 10 aylar önce
Easily the clearest explanation of this topic.
Damian Reloaded
Damian Reloaded 8 yıl önce
I liked the way the information was presented in this video.
Balaji Jayaraman
Balaji Jayaraman 8 yıl önce
Simple and clear explanation about Uranium extraction and related process !!
Daran Saxby
Daran Saxby 8 yıl önce
Can you please do a video about interstellar travel and how we could get to other solar systems?
Michael Talbot
Michael Talbot 4 yıl önce
Excellent thanks a very well presented presentation on a complex subject
theEccentrician 8 yıl önce
Looking at the recent comments and wondering myself, why does nuclear reactor == Uranium? There is a case for utilizing Thorium in that it may be much more abundant than Uranium and there may not be that worry about turning the stuff in to bombs. Think you could take a look at the LFTR (Liquid Fluorine Thorium Reactor) and what might be gleaned from that technology?
Gemzel24 4 yıl önce
Nuclear fuel is very essential and has many advantage other than source of energy...but still can be desastrious and catastrophic if not properly handled.
Tathagata Mondal
Tathagata Mondal 8 yıl önce
Cool animations! Love'em.
Lee Drummond
Lee Drummond 4 yıl önce
good video. Only thing is that the process is not 8000x more efficient. U235 is about 8000x more power dense then coal. Though the process of converting that stored energy in U235 into something usable tends to be much more efficient then converting the stored energy in coal, its closer to 2x (85% vs about 35%).
Ben Capps
Ben Capps 4 yıl önce
Nuclear reactors are awesome and we need more of them
Gisela Renner
Gisela Renner 8 aylar önce
No we don't thay are scarie and can end the world poeple should not mess around with nuclear trust me!
Rusko 123
Rusko 123 4 yıl önce
Very helpful stuff, Thanks mate, back to the lab 😊
Osscar J. Bones
Osscar J. Bones 8 yıl önce
Loving the animation!
Bruno S
Bruno S 4 yıl önce
I think Nuclear Energy is part of the solution for the future, that and having solar panels imbeded in houses, cars... my only concern is about the radioactive waste from spent fuel rods.
Avi Pishy
Avi Pishy 4 yıl önce
What about the toxic waste (much higher volume than nuclear) from solar panel production as well as used solar panels (next gen solar is supposed to last 20 years)
Andrey viktor
Andrey viktor Yıl önce
I cant wait to have my own domestic nuclear generator
Paul 4 yıl önce
This guy once hit on me at a bar. He asked if I wanted to do drugs, ‘I can get anything’ he said. I asked him, ‘can you get yellow cake?’ He excitedly said ‘YES!’ I laughed in his face.
wino0000006 4 yıl önce
The most efficient source of energy.
sprfitter1 6 yıl önce
is there a net gain? sounds like all the steps needed would use more energy than what is put out! just the first steps from the ground to yellow cake takes a lot of energy
Mukk13man 8 yıl önce
keep in mind, all this energy the way we currently do it just goes into making steam; steam to power turbines.
TopShot501st 4 yıl önce
Which create power...
Jab Naff
Jab Naff 6 yıl önce
Well Nuclear Engineering is what I want to follow so this helped a lot
Gary Doss
Gary Doss 5 yıl önce
What is the actual cost of making one fuel rod? It seems expensive in terms of time and power required. This and the cost of disposing of the used fuel rods needs to be considered in the overall cost. Also, what is the cost of maintaining a nuclear plant compared to conventional designs.
Ricardo Munoz
Ricardo Munoz 8 yıl önce
it looks pretty cool!! How they disposed nuclear waste?? What are consequences for the environment???
DOOM89 8 yıl önce
i would rather they invest in thorium reactors over uranium reactors for A: A LOT safer. and B: The Thorium reactors are aprox 200x more efficient than conventional uranium reactors, not to mention that thorium is way cheaper than uranium...
Asra 8 yıl önce
DOOM89 I'm hoping for either Thorium or the Takomaks reactor in France to end up working perfectly.
TopShot501st 8 yıl önce
Its more conceptual than an actual solution.otherwise why dont you see thorium reactors poping up all over the world
Prisma 8 yıl önce
DOOM89 thorium also cannot be turned into weapons grade plutonium either
Mitchell 8 yıl önce
TopShot501st Because thorium can't be used to make nuclear weapons with..sometimes things are that simple in this shitty world
DOOM89 8 yıl önce
TopShot501st yes but the concept from what i've researched is astounding, china is charging ahead in research of thorium reactors because of the potential the technology has, way back in the 50s when reactors were in their 1st iterations there was a functional thorium reactor, the reason it wasn't chosen over the uranium breeder design was simply because the government of the u.s. wanted something they could get weapons from, simple as that. but for energy generation thorium is by far the best choice because its safe, clean and inexpensive.
Cody Jones
Cody Jones 3 yıl önce
it's clean, it's efficient, it needs to be used.
Nephe 8 yıl önce
DNews I think nobody mentioned that: Awesome idea with the animations! Gonna check Life Noggin for sure!
Dan S
Dan S 8 yıl önce
the question is how much energy is put into creating the fuel vs the amount produced? granted im sure its less but itd be interesting to know.
Taylor Albertz
Taylor Albertz 10 aylar önce
Nuclear energy plants make electricity so cheap and in abundance the costly part is metering the consumption. It is an energy to cheap to meter.
lowkey213 9 aylar önce
How safe or how bad is the process? From the mining too pellets.
Mithras Tauroctonos
Mithras Tauroctonos 8 yıl önce
It's so curious that centrifugal force doesn't actually exist, and yet we still call it that.
Is this Your bike?
Is this Your bike? 4 yıl önce
watched Chernobyl first, almost done watching anything related to nuclear energy on youtube now....
Joaquín Bustillos Arce
Is this Your bike? Same here! 👍🏻👌🏻
Nuguns 3 yıl önce
Check out bionerd, she does work around Chernobyl
Jimmy a
Jimmy a 4 yıl önce
How much energy does it take to process Uranium 235+? The energy exerted by the eventual fuel would have to be greater than the energy it took to process that Uranium, right?
Ian Stradian
Ian Stradian 4 yıl önce
Can’t wait to see fusion work as an energy source.
paulanderson79 4 yıl önce
I can't see fusion being feasible under terrestrial conditions. The temperatures and pressures required are enormous.
IsraeliXdude 3 yıl önce
4:10 You can create nuclear weapn with 20% of U235, you will have to have much more of it than if you had 90% but stillit is very possible.
Uranium from the Ground
görünümler 60 B
How It's Made - Uranium Part 1
görünümler 3,4 Mn
How It's Made - Uranium Part 2
görünümler 1,5 Mn
Plutonium Fuel Fabrication
görünümler 84 B
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