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Dumb Reason The US Lost A $1.4 Billion Aircraft

Dumb Reason The US Lost A $1.4 Billion Aircraft

February 23rd, 2008- a day much like any other, except in a few minutes the world will see the most expensive aircraft accident in history. By the time the morning is over, the United States military will have lost 1/60th of Russia’s total defense budget in one massive fiery wreck. Waiting to taxi on the …

History of nuclear power

History of nuclear power

We begin in 1896. In Paris, physicist Henri Becquerel accidentally discovers during an experiment that uranium leaves a trace — or darkens — a photographic plate without any other light source. He concludes that uranium naturally emits a ray he calls “uranique” in French. In the following years, physicists Pierre and Marie Curie discover other …

“How I Survived Chernobyl”

My name is Sasha Yuvchenko, and I would like to tell you the story of how I survived one of the worst man-made disasters the world has ever seen. On April 25th, 1986, I was working at the heart of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant when the No. 4 nuclear reactor exploded. The blast was …

The Vanishing of Flight 370

The Vanishing of Flight 370

At Kuala Lumpur International Airport, a Boeing 777 is preparing for departure. Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 is a daily passenger flight between Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and Beijing, China. Forty-two minutes past midnight, Flight 370 is given clearance to depart. On board are Captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah, First Officer Fariq Abdul Hamid, ten cabin crew members, …