The articles below provide general information on all things nuclear—ranging from nuclear energy basics and STEM content to featured industry jobs and national lab capabilities that are used to accelerate research and development in nuclear energy.

August 2, 2023

NUCLEAR 101: How Does a Nuclear Reactor Work?

Learn how boiling and pressurized light-water reactors work.

October 3, 2022

5 Fast Facts about Spent Nuclear Fuel

Get up to speed with these five fast facts about spent nuclear fuel.

December 10, 2021

6 Things You Should Know About Nuclear Thermal Propulsion

Six things everyone should know about nuclear-powered rocket engines.

April 12, 2021

3 Advanced Reactor Systems to Watch by 2030

These 3 advanced reactor designs are cleaner, safer and more efficient than previous generations. They could also debut as early as 2030.

April 1, 2021

Fission and Fusion: What is the Difference?

Infographic: Learn the difference between fission and fusion - two physical processes that produce massive amounts of energy from atoms.

March 31, 2021

INFOGRAPHIC: How Much Power Does A Nuclear Reactor Produce?

A typical nuclear reactor produces 1 gigawatt of power per plant on average. Just how much power is that exactly?

March 29, 2021

Advantages and Challenges of Nuclear Energy

An overview of the main advantages of nuclear energy and the challenges currently facing the industry today.

March 24, 2021

Nuclear Power is the Most Reliable Energy Source and It's Not Even Close

Nuclear energy has the highest capacity factor of any energy source, and it's not even close.

March 23, 2021

5 Fast Facts About Nuclear Energy

Get up to speed on nuclear energy with these 5 fast facts.

February 26, 2021

What is a Nuclear Microreactor?

Microreactors are not defined by their fuel form or coolant. Instead, they have three main features.