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User Input: Polarizing Energy

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In the United States this week, the Smithsonian Institute is sponsoring Nuclear Science Week, a program to educate students — and the general public at large — about the whole picture surrounding nuclear energy. It’s an admirable program, because it’s not shying away from discussing the negatives, while taking a […]


Cherenkov Detector

The Super-Kamiokande neutrino detector operated by the University Of Tokyo

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Cherenkov Radiation

That’s what that pretty blue light is.