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Nuclear Energy

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At the moment, the only nuclear reaction that can be controlled to produce a useful source of energy is nuclear fission - the process of splitting atoms.

In the future, nuclear fusion (where atoms are combined together, much like in the heart of the Sun) may offer a safer and cleaner alternative. Unfortunately scientists have decades of research to do before this becomes a reality.

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