Lecture no. 28 from the course: Understanding the Inventions That Changed the World
Taught by Professor W. Bernard Carlson | 31 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Science Course
Study two of the major inventions of the 20th century, nuclear weapons and nuclear power. Nuclear technology has inspired the utopian dream of cheap, abundant electricity as well as the apocalyptic fear of annihilation. This captivating lecture gives you a look at the inner workings—and risks—of nuclear bombs and reactors.