More than 60 years ago this month – though not related to the holiday season as far as we know — a string of bulbs lit up courtesy of Argonne National Laboratory. What was the significance? The electricity used to power the bulbs was generated by an experimental breeder reactor and was the first electricity produced using the heat of nuclear fission.
Photo from the Department of Energy
REFRESH is an occasional series where we rerun previous posts. This first ran in December 2014.