Uranium: Twisting the Dragon's Tail

Uranium: Twisting the Dragon's Tail

URANIUM – Twisting the Dragon’s Tail is a stunning documentary series exploring the incredible story of uranium, from its creation in an exploding star to its deployment in nuclear weapons, nuclear power and nuclear medicine. It’s a journey across nine countries and more than a century of stories, to discover the rock that made the modern world. It’s part science, part history and all epic adventure. Join physicist and YouTube phenomenon Dr Derek Muller as he reveals the untold story of the most wondrous and terrifying rock on Earth.

Uranium: Twisting the Dragon's Tail

7 Videos

  • Uranium - Episode 1 of 3

    At the turn of the 20th century uranium is virtually unknown and basically worthless: Dr Derek Muller shows how, in just a single generation, it became the most desirable and terrifying rock on earth.

  • Uranium - Episode 2 of 3

    In Northern Australia the indigenous people have ancient stories for the place where the uranium is found. They say a great creation spirit sleeps underground, and disturbing this spirit will unleash disaster. Dr Derek Muller takes us on a remarkable journey to see how from the ashes of Hiroshima...

  • Uranium - Episode 3 of 3

    Uranium saves lives, treats cancer and brings hope to millions. Uranium was also a promise of clean limitless power. In a remarkable and haunting journey, Dr Derek Muller takes us to Chernobyl and Fukushima, where uranium became a nightmare. In our energy-hungry, warming world, uranium both temp...

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