Segments in this Video

The Rock That Changed the World (03:17)


In 1945, America is at war with Japan. Three days after Hiroshima, another atomic bomb is dropped on Nagasaki. Uranium promised a future of limitless energy.

Two Super Powers (03:20)

In 1949, Soviet Russia tests an atomic bomb. Learn about the evolution of the Cold War. With uranium comes the power to destroy life.

Deterrence Mission (03:17)

Visit Arizona and go underground into the Titan Missile Museum. Titan 2 is the largest and most powerful missile system every deployed in the United States.

Uranium Consequences (04:25)

Travel to Australia and meet Jeffrey Lee, the traditional owner of land rich in uranium. He protects the land and refuses to let others mine it. On April 26, 1986, a nuclear accident occurs at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant.

Chernobyl Exclusion Zone (08:45)

Follow Mueller as he tours the abandoned town of Pripyat which suffered a catastrophic nuclear accident. Learn the biological effects of radiation.

Half-Life of Uranium (03:25)

Half-life is the rate at which radioactive atoms decay. People will not live in Pripyat for hundreds of years due to the Chernobyl nuclear disaster. The half-life of uranium-238 is 4.5 billion years.

Technetium 99m (04:52)

Visit Sydney and learn how scientists turn radiation into a life-saving medicine. Mueller peers inside a research nuclear reactor. A cancer patient is injected with fragments of uranium.

People of Chernobyl (05:42)

Thomas studies the health effects of Chernobyl through a collection of tissue samples gathered for almost 20 years. Children developed thyroid cancer from drinking contaminated cow's milk.

Fukushima Exclusion Zone (06:19)

On March 11, 2011, a magnitude 9 earthquake shakes Japan. After the quake came the tsunami. After the tsunami the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant exploded. More than 150,000 people were evacuated.

Nuclear Waste (08:32)

With 7 billion people on the planet, by 2050 we will use more energy than all of human history combined. In nuclear power plants 5% of uranium fuel is used, leaving 95% as radioactive waste.

Credits: Uranium: Twisting the Dragon's Tail—Part 2 (00:29)

Credits: Uranium: Twisting the Dragon's Tail—Part 2

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The story of uranium is part science, part history, and all epic adventure. It is a journey through place and time, around the most dangerous and wondrous rock on Earth. "Uranium: Twisting the Dragon's Tale" is an action-packed journey to explore the most dangerous, wondrous, and controversial rock on Earth. Join physicist Dr. Derek Muller as he travels to Russia, Japan, North America, Europe, and Australia to explore the vast world of this fascinating element.

Length: 55 minutes

Item#: EDP111627

Copyright date: ©2015

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