- Additional Details
- Format: Closed-captioned, Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 50 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: History Channel
- DVD Release Date: July 8, 2004
Visit working reactors, see how the CIA keeps track of weapons, and get a glimpse of 21st century nuclear technology.
- Visit some of the world's 430 reactors.
- MODERN MARVELS explores every aspect of the nuclear world.
- See how nuclear science has affected everything from medicine to food preparation.
To most people, nuclear technology conjures up visions of Three Mile Island and Chernobyl. But these high-profile disasters belie the fact that most of the world's 430 reactors have functioned smoothly for decades, and the world of NUCLEAR TECH goes far beyond producing energy.
From the dawn of the nuclear age to a sneak peek at an ultra-modern fusion reactor, MODERN MARVELS® profiles the nuclear world. See how nuclear science has made a mark in fields as diverse as medicine and international security, meet the scientists who are developing the next generation of reactors, and ride along as spent uranium rods are transported from power plants to secure storage facilities. With unprecedented access to sites and wide-ranging interviews with top executives and engineers, we'll go beyond the headlines to explore the past, present and future of NUCLEAR TECH.