Uranium: Twisting the Dragon's Tail

Uranium: Twisting the Dragon's Tail

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 10:00pm

Dr Derek Muller at Fukushima, Japan.

Credit: Courtesy of Josephine Wright/Genepool Productions Pty Ltd

Host and physicist Dr. Derek Muller unlocks the mysteries of uranium, one of the Earth’s most controversial elements. Dr. Muller embarks on an epic journey across the globe to explain the fascinating details of uranium’s birth and longevity. Born from the collapse of a star, uranium has brought hope, progress and destruction. It has revolutionized society, from medicine to warfare. It is an element that has profoundly shaped the past, will change the future and will exist long after humans have left the Earth. Filmed on five continents, Uranium: Twisting the Dragon's Tail, airing Tuesday and Wednesday, July 28 and 29 at 10 p.m. on WXXI-TV, delivers a gripping story of an ancient element’s footprint on the world.