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nuclear fission


In France, about 75% of electricity is produced through nuclear fission.
  a nuclear reaction in which a massive nucleus splits into smaller nuclei with the simultaneous release of energy
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Strongly Associated with:   nuclear fusion
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Used in atomic power plants and in atomic bombs.
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  • In France, about 75% of electricity is produced through nuclear fission.
  • One advantage to obtaining energy from nuclear fission is its small carbon footprint.
  • Many people are frightened by nuclear fission because they associate it with bombs.
  • It releases energy with 100 percent efficiency (nuclear fission is 1.5 percent efficient).
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons

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  • The shelter consideration had been decades ahead of its time; nuclear fission had then only been a theory, fusion hardly thought of at all.
    Tom Clancy  --  The Hunt for Red October
  • Did you do a paper on the trigger principle of nuclear fission?
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • He hosted the Disney broadcast called "Our Friend the Atom" and wrote a popular children’s book with the same title, both of which made nuclear fission seem fun, instead of terrifying.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
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    Neal Stephenson  --  Snow Crash
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Associated words [difficulty]:   nuclear fission [8] , fissure [2]
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