Nuclear energy is the process of splitting atoms to make energy
Two German scientists discovered they could split a uranium nucleus by "Bombarding it" with neutrons.
Over 1939-45, most development was focused on the atom bomb
Nuclear fission was first used in World War II
In 1942, a group of Italian physicists noticed they could create energy by using nuclear fission
From 1945 harnessing energy in a controlled fashion for naval propulsion and for making electricity
Since 1956 the prime focus has been on the technological evolution of reliable nuclear power plants