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Thursday, June 23, 2011

First Four Light Bulbs Powered by Nuclear Energy, 1951.

I was recently trawling through the files of Wikimedia Commons and found this image of a historic moment in the development nuclear energy. The photograph is of the first production of usable nuclear electricity at Idaho National LaboratoryDecember 20, 1951; four light bulbs were lit with electricity generated from a reactor known as the EBR-1. A great moment for mankind? If you were a light-bulb, a great claim to fame! File under Q, for quirky.


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