No matter where you get your electricity, there is a fuel source involved. With solar, the light is collected with photovoltaics to create energy. Fossil-fuel plants burn gas. Nuclear is a bit different: Nuclear plants don’t burn anything to generate...
So you probably know by now nuclear power generation starts with a uranium atom, but do you know where that uranium atom comes from? Or how uranium gets to a nuclear plant? Or what happens to it when it gets to the plant? Here’s the life cycle of...
Creative writing has been a pastime for Christine Johnsen for as long as she can remember. She thought writing would be her career, but a high school chemistry class and the SAT changed her plans.
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.
A lot of people don’t realize Kevin Houston's organization exists. But, as the manager of fuel supply within Nuclear Fuels Engineering, he plays a critical role in generating clean, reliable electricity.
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.
What scares you? Heights? Spiders? Small spaces? Fortunately, nuclear energy is nothing to be afraid of.
While managing used nuclear fuel takes a lot of skill, explaining it doesn't have to. Here are the basics in just 60 seconds.
From community college partnerships to refueling outages, the Nuclear Information Center covered a variety of topics related to Duke Energy's nuclear fleet in 2016. To ring in the new year, we counted down the top five most-read posts written this year.
What can you do in a minute? Make a cup of tea. Wash your hands. Learn about nuclear fuel.