Modern Marvels

Nuclear Technology

Season 11, Ep 26, Aired 7/8/04
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  • Episode Description
  • Nuclear research ranges from well-known applications, such as bombs and reactors, to little-known uses in medicine, food preparation, and radiation detection. It's also spawned ancillary technologies to store nuclear waste and clean up accidents. Despite the risk of use and abuse for destructive purposes, many scientists remain optimistic about what's next for the atom. In an explosive hour, we explore the atom in war and peace, and the latest in nuclear power generation, safety, and security.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Don Cambou

  • Lee Schneider

  • Paul Dzilvelis

  • David Bradstreet

  • Robert Lattanzio

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  • Notes (1)

    • Executive Producer: Don Cambou Writer: Lee Schneider Producer: Lee Schneider Line Producer: Paul Dzilvelis Associate Producer: David Bradstreet Editor: Robert Lattanzio Narrator: Max Raphael Music: Alan Ett Music Group Producer: Bruce Nash Creator: Bruce Nash Production Manager: Shelia Collins Post Producer: Tim Knauff Clearance Supervisor: Katie Del Core Director of Research: Anthony Lacques Production Controller: Dani Eslin Accountant: Judy Gordon Accountant: Sheridan Liu Coordinator: Rosalyn McVay Researcher: Mikki Del Monic Researcher: Paul Lacques Clearance Coordinator: D.W. Blakeslee Production Assistant: Jeffery Perkins Voice over Coordinator: Mikki Del Monico Assistant Editor: Laura Steinhoff Assistant Post Coordinator: Alexander Rubinow Post Assistant: Gaylen Kobayashi Camera: John Davis Camera: Paul Dougherty Camera: Peter Krajewski Camera: Lon Magdich Camera: Clay Wright Field Audio: David Newquist Field Audio: Mark Solomon Field Audio: Thomas Staton Online Editor: John Price Sound Mixer: Paul Ray Animation: Threshold Digital Research Labs Historical Consultant: Dr. Peter Pella Special Thanks: Bechtel Saic Company, LLC Department of Energy Department of Homeland Security Environmental Instruments Canada, INC Federation of American Scientists Guardion - Stergenics Hoover Institution Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory National resources Defense Council Sandia National Laboratories David Schwoegler, LLNL The Sharper Image Mitch Singer, NEI Neal Singer, SNL Technical Associates Vandenberg Air Force Base Executive Producer: Beth Dietrich-Segarra Produced by Actuality Productions, INC

    Trivia (4)

    • Radiation cells are sometimes used to help librarians kill mold on books damaged by water.

    • Common materials that are radioactive include concrete, which contains uranium in a concentration of 31 parts per million.

    • In France, nearly sixty nuclear reactors supply almost 80 percent of the country's electricity.

    • The United States government maintains a stockpile of more than 10,000 nuclear warheads.

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