Since we first started publishing articles on the Nuclear Information Center (NIC) in 2011, the U.S. nuclear energy industry has changed, and the NIC has, too. As a new year approaches, we want to know what you think about the NIC.
Gather around as we let you in on a secret spookier than the little ghouls getting ready to trick-or-treat this Halloween – ways to keep vampires away. Standby lights on electronics, such as TVs, cable boxes, DVRs and video game consoles are telling signs that power is slowly being drained even though a product isn’t in use.
While most of us are very familiar with and even proud of our system of measurement, the U.S. customary units, we are taking a moment to celebrate National Metric Day by recognizing something that is a big part of our lives. Most of us use this every day and are fairly familiar with it. Whether talking about that new microwave you purchased or which lightbulb to buy, the metric system is very important. The unit of measurement we’re talking about is the WATT!
It’s said that teaching is one of the most rewarding professions a person can pursue. When asked, many people can point back to their favorite teacher, or one who inspired, mentored or believed in them. At Duke Energy, we take every opportunity to ...
There are only a few weeks left of summer before school starts. And, if you are looking for fun activities to do with your family, we have you covered. When camps or field trips visit one of our energy education centers (the World of Energy, the...
After two years of construction, the Keowee-Toxaway Visitors Center – now known as the World of Energy – opened its doors on July 1, 1969. Among the 250,000 visitors to the Center in its first year was Tim Pettit...
When we reflect on who has most influenced our lives, many of us think back fondly on our teachers.
TV shows and movies are not the best sources of accurate information, especially when it comes to nuclear energy. Here are nine myths about nuclear power and the facts.
Many people don’t have the chance to see the inside of a nuclear plant. But, that doesn’t mean you can’t learn how one works. Learn the basics of nuclear energy, then watch the video below to discover how to make your own edible candy reactor.
While nuclear energy is not nearly as simple as learning our ABCs, it’s not as mysterious as you might think. In honor of Nuclear Science Week, we’re breaking down some common nuclear energy concepts to help you learn more about it.