chain reactor


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Noun1.chain reactor - a nuclear reactor that uses controlled nuclear fission to generate energychain reactor - a nuclear reactor that uses controlled nuclear fission to generate energy
nuclear reactor, reactor - (physics) any of several kinds of apparatus that maintain and control a nuclear reaction for the production of energy or artificial elements
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Chain reactor Adventure travel specialists Explore (explore.co.uk) has seen a fourfold rise in passenger numbers on its five-day Discover Chernobyl tour since the hit TV series.
However the Poly Chain Reactor (PCR) test can amplify a virus strain and ascertain its identity and facilitate quick diagnosis which is crucial in these cases."
It marked the 25th anniversary of the first SMS sent; the 75th anniversary of the first nuclear chain reactor; and 150 years since dynamite was patented.
Other workshops to watch out include Oasis Island, Launch Pad, The Chain Reactor, It Lights Up!, Marvelous Magnets, Candle Science, Little Giants, Planet in a Bottle, The Polyfloss Factory, Wind Turbines, NASA's Best Mars Rovers, Tin Box Camera, MadLab and Arabian Aromas.
Chain Reactor's trip pays off Hellfire Club lasted just two fences in the extended 2m handicap chase after making the 260-mile journey to Sedgefield from Warren Greatrex's Lambourn yard, but stablemate Chain Reactor, also owned by Malcolm Denmark, made the team's trip worthwhile with victory in the concluding bumper.