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Experiments in the early 20th century could not be explained by classical physics (developed by Galileo, Newton, etc.). Classical physics worked fine on a larger scale. However, on an extremly small scale it was flawed. Scientist started looking at things on an atomic level. This was the beginning of Quantum mechanics. This science was greatly advanced during WWII, when the military use was realized. Hope this helps some

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Which area of technology might be associated with this item Nuclear Energy?

The area of technology associated with nuclear energy is nuclear technology. Forms of nuclear technology include nuclear reactors and nuclear weapons.

Has technology been developed to use nuclear energy source?

Yes, witness the many hundreds of nuclear power plants in the world today, most of which have operated entirely safely.

Who uses nuclear fusion?

No one currently uses nuclear fusion, as the technology has not yet been developed to actually put nuclear fusion into practical use. The only place nuclear fusion is used on a large scale is in nuclear weapons...bombs.

What element supplies the energy in a nuclear power station?

Uranium, in most plants. Some plants have used plutonium. Technology is being developed to use thorium as fuel in nuclear plants.

Does Britain have nukes?

Britain has had nukes for a long time. After World War 2 the US shared its nuclear technology with Great Britain and Canada, and Britain developed into a nuclear armed nation.

What are the Use and misuse of nuclear chemicals and their effects?

mis uses of nuclear technology mis uses of nuclear technology

Should Nuclear Power continue to be developed to meet global demands when there is no long term solution to storage of nuclear wastes?

This is a disadvantage of nuclear power. But there are even more disadvantages for coal or natural gas power generation. The technology will come to figure out what to do the waste.

Where were nuclear weapons developed?

The first nuclear weapons were developed in the united States under the Manhattan Proyect which made the first nuclear bombs.

Who developed the first nuclear submarine?

The first operational nuclear submarine, the USS Nautilus(SSN-571), was developed by the United States. The idea of a submarine dates far back in history, but the technology required to actually build an operational undersea boat is relatively new. Applying nuclear power to this concept is newer still, and it had to wait until nuclear power could be harnessed in the form of a safe and reliable nuclear reactor. A link can be found below for more information.

What technology is associated with nuclear energy?

nuclear bombs?

Why did nuclear technology become so widespread during the Cold War?

Nuclear technology was used to power many things.

Is djibouti a nuclear society?

No, the Republic of Djibouti does not have nuclear technology.

When was iron technology developed?

Iron technology was first developed in the middle east in about 1300 BC and well scientists are not sure which civilization developed iron technology first. Another thing the starting use of iron technology was the beginning of the iron age.

What 3 countries has moved away from developing nuclear weapons capabilities?

South Africa, Canada and Libya. South Africa developed six nuclear weapons under the apartheid government, but they voluntarily disarmed right before the fall of apartheid because 1) there would be no need for a country that wasn't white supremacist anymore to have nuclear weapons in Africa, and 2) they worried that the ANC might proliferate nuclear technology if they got their hands on it as they had a history of relations with leaders like Gaddaffi. Canada, long a major center of nuclear technology R&D, inventing the CANDU reactor and other pieces of nuclear technology, could have very easily developed nuclear weapons but chose an anti-nuclear stance and stated it wouldn't develop the bomb or allow other NATO states to station nuclear weapons on it's territory. Libya was very close to completing a nuclear bomb but Gaddaffi voluntarily gave up his nuclear program and let the US in to remove his weapons after Bush made an example of Iraq. He feared they'd invade and institute regime change in Libya to if he gave them the excuse of WMD program.

What is the present developed technology in missile technology?

75 %

What technology is needed to produce nuclear energy?

turbins and nuclear rods

Which country developed a missile warhead with nuclear warhead and nuclear capabilities named 'Red Snow'?

Red Snow was developed by the United Kingdom.

Is South Korea developing nuclear technology?

29 March 2010Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute (Kaeri) and Korean steelmaker Posco have signed an agreement to jointly study technologies for advanced nuclear reactor systems. Meanwhile, Korean researchers have developed software to ensure optimal operation of power reactors. (source: WNN>world nuclear news.)It seems that South Korea has been developing nuclear technology aiming nuclear reactors. The fragment of an article above is dated 2010, but many years ago South Korea started its nuclear reactors program and it seems that they have high technology on this field.

Why was missile technology originally developed?

1. Why was missile technology originally developed?To get bombs quickly to their destination.

How did the war effort affect the American economy after the war?

Technology developed during the war was used for consumer products.

Have the Netherlands tested nuclear weapons?

No. The Netherlands have not tested or developed nuclear weapons.

How is Canada developed in technology?

Canada is developed in technology because we can make phone calls to other countries! and we have alot more technology like iPod touches then other countries.

What type of technology is used to provide energy make bombs and treat cancer?

You think to applications of nuclear physics.

How advanced is Australia's technology?

Australia's technology is as advanced as the technology in all other developed countries.

Why can't they use the nuclear fusion rocket technology in for power production?

Nuclear fusion rocket technology is too expensive to use as a means for power production.