Nuclear energy is produced in much the same way that electricity is produced by other power plants; the splitting of atoms creates heat, turning water into steam, and then the pressure of the steam turns the generator wi... More »

Nuclear power stations generate electricity through the fission, or splitting, of uranium atoms inside the reactor core, which generates extreme amounts of heat. The core is surrounded with water, which boils due to the ... More » Science Physics

The development of nuclear energy was a collaborative effort that spanned several decades and involved thousands of researchers and engineers. No single person can be said to have invented nuclear power, though some indi... More » Science Chemistry

Nuclear plants use a process called fission to generate enough energy to boil large amounts of water and turn it into steam. The steam then spins turbines that generate electricity, which utility companies distribute to ... More » Science Physics

Geothermal power plants produce electricity by using steam from hot underground water to turn turbines and activate a generator. Some types of geothermal power plants use the steam to directly turn the turbine, while oth... More »

Nuclear energy provides power, heat and electricity by splitting atoms in a process called nuclear fission. The heat produced by fission creates steam that powers the turbines, thus generating electricity. Nuclear energy... More » Science Physics

Geothermal power plants work by harnessing natural heat from Earth's interior to generate energy in the form of electricity. Geothermal energy is a renewable power source. The four types of geothermal power plant are bin... More »