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They’ve visited or revisited!

They’ve visited or revisited!

They’ve visited or revisited! During this summer period 2014, the UREKA museum has played host to over 3,500 visitors, which is more or less as many as last season. The vast majority of visitors are French and around half of them come from the Limousin region. And the adventure is continuing since the museum remains … Continued

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With ‘’Zoé’’, you no longer feel a bit drained!

With ‘’Zoé’’, you no longer feel a bit drained!

Zoé, was the poetic name of the very first nuclear reactor, as well as the being the title of a fizzy drink in the fifties whose slogan was: “Provides boundless energy like the nuclear reactor!” Convinced of its galvanising power (!) Urêka is relaunching this drink today. More suited to current tastes (now an orange/lemon/carrot … Continued

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Buy one portion of sweets = get one free in the shop*

Buy one portion of sweets = get one free in the shop*

Have you tried out the ‘Bonbon caillou’ (Stone sweet), ‘Carambar atomic’ (Atomic carambar) and glow-in-the-dark drink or food colouring? It’s now or never as the Urêka shop has a special offer on these products at the moment: buy one = get one free. Hurry to get yours now! *listed types, available through until 11 November. … Continued

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600 visitors have celebrated science at Urêka!

600 visitors have celebrated science at Urêka!

A l’occasion de la Fête de la Science qui se déroulait du 9 au 13 octobre, Urêka ouvrait exceptionnellement ses portes tout un week-end. During the Fête de la Science (Festival of Science), which took place from 9 to 13 October, Urêka opened its doors for the whole of the weekend in a special one-off … Continued

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Commemorative coin

Commemorative coin

The Urêka commemorative coin is here! Collectors have been waiting several weeks for it, the telephone has been jangling with reservations… and here we have the Urêka commemorative coin from the Paris Mint! The official launch is scheduled for Saturday 27 July at 1500 hours. Though we already know how the back of it will … Continued

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Michel Kouklia, Urêka’s stage designer

Michel Kouklia, Urêka’s stage designer

Michel Kouklia, Urêka’s stage designer At the same time as the creation of the site, the Urêka teams have been rallying together for nearly 5 years to bring the project as a whole to life. Among Urêka’s ‘engineers’ is Michel Kouklia, the stage designer, who has created, devised and put the museum into words and … Continued

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Discovery of Uranium

Discovery of Uranium

Discovery of Uranium Uranium was discovered on 24 September 1789 by the Prussian chemist Klaproth, who named it after the seventh planet in the solar system, which had been discovered a few years beforehand. Henri Becquerel went on to discover natural radioactivity a century later. It was the start of the radioactive ore industry.  

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Exploration, what is it?

Exploration, what is it?

Exploration, what is it? Exploration consists of identifying new exploitable resources of uranium. It is done in successive stages: a geological survey of the region, interpretation of satellite photos, geophysical techniques, radioactivity measurements and a study of the chemistry of the soils and the water. When the presence of a seam is confirmed you check … Continued

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What is Uranium?

What is Uranium?

What is Uranium? It’s a very dense, naturally radioactive, phosphorescent metal. Did you know? Before being used to produce electricity, Uranium is extracted and then transformed into cylindrical 7g blocks, which will then be grouped together into tubes that will in turn be assembled into clusters and then installed in nuclear reactors. Uranium is the … Continued

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Global mining sites

Global mining sites

Where are the mining sites that are still active? Canada – China – United States – India – Kazakhstan – Namibia – Niger Where will future mining sites be located? South Africa – Australia – Central Africa – Gabon – Jordan – Mongolia – Senegal   Did you know? Australia boasts the largest uranium resources … Continued