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By: Vincent Iacono
     In the world today, everyone is at risk to environmental problems, and global warming. Although many people think that they have nothing to worry about, this is not the case. Carbon emissions are growing rapidly due to all of humans industries and energy. Coal and oil, with which we make things that we use daily, are very bad for the environment when they are burned. These coal and oil plants are major contributors to pollution, and we have to find a green substitute if we want to keep living the lifestyle that we have grown used to over the last couple of decades. Our cars pollute, and this substitute will need to be able to power cars efficiently and cleanly. If we want to protect our Earth, and make sure that our kids do not pay for our mistakes, we have to do something. We have many power sources as candidates, such as geothermic energy (which captures heat from the ground then creates energy), hydroelectric energy (which uses water to turn a turbine to create energy) or even energy from biomass (where organic materials are burnt and the heat is changed into energy). But the source of energy that really interests me is nuclear energy. Great scientists such as Albert Einstein have worked out these principles, and this science is very interesting. When people talk about nuclear energy, they are talking about the splitting and merging of atoms. Throughout this project, you will learn how nuclear energy works, and brief histories of different kinds of nuclear transportation.