The World’s First Human-Made Nuclear Reactor

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Today on SciShow, Hank brings us a little science history, telling us the tale of the world’s first human-made nuclear reactor, which was built by a team of scientists and students led by Enrico Fermi in a converted squash court under a football field in Chicago. Yes, that Chicago.

Scientists discovered a natural nuclear reactor that had existed in Africa about two billion years ago, which is why we can’t say that this is the world’s first EVER nuclear reactor. Read more about that here:
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=ancient-nuclear-reactor
and here:
http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/guest-blog/2011/07/13/natures-nuclear-reactors-the-2-billion-year-old-natural-fission-reactors-in-gabon-western-africa/

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