In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- The fact remains that many, if not most, countries can't be trusted with the technology, if only because of carelessness with fissionable materials or nuclear waste.
- If we use more nuclear power (either because we are forced to, or in pursuit of lower CO2 emissions), we could do this for about 100 years using current nuclear reactors, before fissionable uranium runs out.
- Why is uranium fissionable and not, say, aluminum?
- Acquisition of fissionable materials is a substantial technical prerequisite for the manufacture of nuclear explosive devices.
- Critical mass is the minimum mass of fissionable material required to sustain a nuclear fission reaction.
English has borrowed many of the following foreign expressions of parting, so you’ve probably encountered some of these ways to say goodbye in other languages.
Many words formed by the addition of the suffix –ster are now obsolete - which ones are due a resurgence?
As their breed names often attest, dogs are a truly international bunch. Let’s take a look at 12 different dog breed names and their backstories.