All Things Nuclear

There’s a nuclear reactor in Cambridge? Yes! You can see it from Mass Ave. Get a behind the scenes peek in this video, and meet MIT scientists who study fusion energy. Take a tour of MIT’s Energy Corridor on Albany Street in Cambridge. MIT engineers play the long game because sometimes it can take decades to come up with a solution that works. Nuclear science and engineering is one of our longest bets, but its possible payoffs could save the planet. Now, after 50 years of effort, the prospect of sustainable fusion power looks like it could be achieved in our lifetimes.

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Cambridge Science Festival, the first of its kind in the United States, is a madcap celebration of science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM). A multifaceted, multicultural event, the Festival makes science accessible, interactive, and fun, highlighting the impact of STEAM in all our lives.

For the 2021 Festival, we will host a month-long celebration of STEAM in our community with an overarching theme of gratitude and appreciation. During the month of April 2021, we will showcase creative digital and virtual entries from our rich STEAM community.

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