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Nuclear Explained takes an in-depth look at nuclear technology and how it impacts modern life. The podcast features experts and scientists from around the world discussing the safe, secure and peaceful uses of nuclear technology.

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Nuclear Explained takes an in-depth look at nuclear technology and how it impacts modern life. The podcast features experts and scientists from around the world discussing the safe, secure and peaceful uses of nuclear technology.

    Nuclear Explained – Computer Security in the Nuclear World

    Nuclear Explained – Computer Security in the Nuclear World

    Digital technologies support operations and automation at facilities handling nuclear material or other radioactive material, potentially leading to increased operational efficiency, reduced labour costs, and better safety and security. However, digital innovations may also pose threats and risks, underscoring the need for robust computer security within a nuclear security regime. What does information and computer security look like in the nuclear world? What are the latest trends within the computer security community? How often do cyberattacks occur?

    Nuclear Explained – What is Ocean Acidification?

    Nuclear Explained – What is Ocean Acidification?

    The ocean is both a source of oxygen and a sink for carbon dioxide (CO2). It absorbs about one fourth of all CO2 emissions. While this leaves less CO2 in the atmosphere and mitigates climate change, it makes the ocean more acidic. Ocean acidification has emerged as a global issue because of its effect on marine organisms, ecosystems and livelihoods.
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    Nuclear Explained – How do Nuclear Sciences Ensure Food is Safe to Eat?

    Nuclear Explained – How do Nuclear Sciences Ensure Food is Safe to Eat?

    Food safety is a critical aspect of public health and global food security. Since consumers cannot always see, taste or smell the threat of contaminated food, food safety laboratories backed by nuclear science serve as a line of defence to detect and prevent food hazards. And when it comes to the spices, seeds, fruits and vegetables that travel from distant origins to your local grocer, a small dose of radiation helps make it possible for food products to stay safe and fresh without spreading sickness or invasive pests. 
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    Nuclear Explained – Nuclear Techniques for Better Nutrition

    Nuclear Explained – Nuclear Techniques for Better Nutrition

    Good nutrition is essential for good health and well-being. Nuclear techniques, including stable isotope techniques, play an important role in the development, monitoring and impact of interventions against malnutrition. Stable isotopes can be used, for example, to understand how the human body is composed or how much of an ingested nutrient is absorbed and metabolized.
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    Nuclear Explained – Seeds in Space for Food Security on Earth (Re-run)

    Nuclear Explained – Seeds in Space for Food Security on Earth (Re-run)

    What happens when seeds are exposed to microgravity, extreme low temperatures and cosmic radiation? The IAEA and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) launched seeds into space to find out.
    The experiment aims to enhance the development of crops that can withstand the effects of climate change and to increase food security on Earth.

    Nuclear Explained – What is Isotope Hydrology?

    Nuclear Explained – What is Isotope Hydrology?

    Water is critical for human development and environmental and economic sustainability. Isotopic techniques are used to help assess the quantity, quality and sustainability of this precious resource. Isotope hydrology is a nuclear technique that uncovers how water moves through the land, ocean and atmosphere. This technique provides data to facilitate informed decision making to address water management challenges.

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