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This resource section contains a variety of materials to provide a more in-depth look into the Office of Nuclear Energy’s (NE’s) research, development, and demonstration activities, as well as office partners, tools, print products, social media, and terminology.

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Nuclear Energy Basics

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.
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7 Fast Facts about the High Flux Isotope Reactor
7 fast facts on the High Flux Isotope Reactor—one of the nation's top facilities in producing medical- and industry-grade isotopes.
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7 Things The Simpsons Got Wrong About Nuclear
Here are 7 things The Simpsons missed about nuclear energy.
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7 Fast Facts About Idaho National Laboratory's Advanced Test Reactor
The Advanced Test Reactor at Idaho National Laboratory is one of the largest research reactors in the world helping to advance nuclear technologies.
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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.
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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.
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10 Jobs in Nuclear Starting at $60K or Higher
Nuclear energy has a host of careers that utilize many diverse skill sets, and the pay isn't bad either. These 10 jobs start at $60K or higher.
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This is Why I Decided to Become a Nuclear Engineer
Anna Biela is a nuclear engineering student at Purdue but her passion for nuclear energy isn't by chance.
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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?
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Look Inside One of the Largest Hot Cell in the United States
The Hot Fuel Examination Facility at Idaho National Laboratory is one of the best places in the world to conduct radioactive materials research.
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Videos

High Flux Isotope Reactor
The High Flux Isotope Reactor is a research reactor located at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
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Video: The Advanced Test Reactor at Idaho National Laboratory
The Advanced Test Reactor is the largest research reactor in the world dedicated to advanced nuclear technologies.
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Video: Talking Nuclear With The Annandale Atoms
Virginia's Annandale High School has a unique mascot - the atom. It seemed like the perfect place to go and talk about nuclear energy.
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Video: Chicago Pile-1: A Brick History
Watch and learn about the world's first controlled chain reaction.
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Video: Energy By the Numbers - Nuclear Energy
Learn some fast facts about nuclear energy in this latest Energy by the Numbers video.
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Video: Millennial Nuclear Caucus
Secretary Perry sat down with 14 millennial visionaries to talk about their work in the field and what they see as the future of nuclear energy.
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Video: Opera Singer Goes Nuclear
This is what happens when you mix a passion for nuclear with a passion for music.
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Video: Hot Fuel Examination Facility at Idaho National Laboratory
The Hot Fuel Examination Facility at Idaho National Laboratory is one of the largest inert atmosphere hot cells in the United States.
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Video: TREAT Test Facility Reopens at Idaho National Laboratory
The refurbished Transient Reactor Test Facility at Idaho National Laboratory tests nuclear reactor fuels and materials under extreme conditions.
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Nuclear Energy Graphics Resources

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Infographic: Fission vs. Fusion: What's the Difference
Infographic that explains the difference between fission and fusion.
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Infographic: Accelerating Advanced Nuclear in the U.S.
Testing and validation, navigating the regulatory process, demonstrating new technology, and early-stage advanced reactor technologies.
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Graphic: Nuclear in New York 2017
Statistics of nuclear energy in the state of New York for 2017.
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INFOGRAPHIC -- Nuclear Energy by the Numbers
2017 was a big year for nuclear energy. Dig into the numbers with our infographic.
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Art Device

Logo: Clean. Reliable. Nuclear (Blue Text)
Download the Office of Nuclear Energy's Clean.Reliable.Nuclear logo.
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Logo: Office of Nuclear Energy Icon
Download the Office of Nuclear Energy icon for public use.
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Logo: Clean. Reliable. Nuclear Logo (White Text)
Download the Office of Nuclear Energy's Clean. Reliable. Nuclear white text logo.
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