Uses of Nuclear Energy in Medicine?

Answer Nuclear material first gained widespread use in a medical context in the 1950s. Nuclear medicine is generally diagnostic rather than therapeutic in nature. In most cases, small amounts of radioacti... Read More »

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Problems With Nuclear Energy in Medicine?

Nuclear medical imaging uses radioactive material to diagnose ailments. Technicians inject small amounts of radioactive material into patients' blood and make observations with special cameras. Suc... Read More »

What device in a nuclear power plant creates nuclear energy?

Nuclear power plants contain reactors, which are the devices that create the nuclear energy. The plants use the heat generated by the reactors to vaporize water which then rotates turbines to creat... Read More »

Is nuclear energy a kinetic or potential energy?

Nuclear energy can be either kinetic or potential. A chunk of uranium has lots of potential nuclear energy: atoms that have not yet decayed. As the uranium undergoes radioactive decay, it gets hot.... Read More »

How much of the United States energy is nuclear energy?

About 20 percent of all energy produced in the United States came from nuclear power as of 2009, according to the Nuclear Energy Institute. Worldwide, nuclear power accounted for 14 percent of all ... Read More »