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Feb 15 2019

A History of the Centrifuge: NPR, uva help desk.

#Uva #help #desk # A History of the Centrifuge To make a uranium-based weapon, technicians have to take uranium ore and extract certain rare types of atoms. One tool that does that is a centrifuge: a metal tube that spins at nearly the speed of sound. Hear a history of the high-speed gas centrifuge. STEVE INSKEEP, host: Another nation suspected of working to develop nuclear weapons is Iran. Iran seems determined to build thousands of centrifuges for civilian use, it says, which is one reason that Iran faces a dispute with the United States. For a uranium-based weapon, technicians have …