Virtual Atomic Energy Museum

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  • Year: 2007
  • Award: World Summit Award
  • Category: Learning & Education
  • Country: Russian Federation




Peaceful science needs understanding. The Virtual Atomic Museum is part of a larger educational initiative in Russia that provides information regarding peaceful uses of atomic energy to audiences of all ages. The museum gathered a huge amount of original material regarding the history, the people, and the science behind "the peaceful atom". The website impresses in the depth and breadth of its content. In a world where "nuclear" is seen as a necessary evil, this museum shows also the benefits brought to the world by peaceful uses of atomic energy, as well as the memories and personalities of this branch of science. It also includes information about the moral and spiritual aspects of the technology and present developments in nuclear power engineering in Russia and worldwide.