The International Atomic Energy Agency (IEAE), an organization related to the U.N., has the admirable goal of promoting the safe, secure and peaceful use of nuclear technology. The IEAE website has an abundance of nuclear-related resources, news and scientific information. To become familiar with the history of nuclear energy, there is a timeline that can be accessed by clicking on "The IAEA in Time: Decisive Years" or "Interactive Timeline", both located in the top third of the homepage. Many of the items on the timeline link to a further explanation of an event, and some have accompanying images that can be expanded. Clicking on the "News Centre" tab at the top of the page will take the visitor to a menu on the left hand side of the page that includes "Feature Stories", "Transcripts", "Media Advisories", and "Multimedia". Visitors shouldn't miss clicking on the Multimedia link to choose from several links, including "Imagebank", "Photo Essays", "Podcasts", as well as IAEA Films and Video Clips that date back to 1928. The Photo Essays offer slideshows on such topics as how nuclear applications are used in art preservation and restoration; how sterilizing Medflies with x-rays in the Middle East reduces their population and thus allows farmers to use fewer pesticides on their crops; and how the IAEA is helping developing countries, like Nicaragua, set up cancer treatment centers. Under the "Publications" tab at the top of the homepage, visitors can find a multitude of publications, some for the layperson, and some for scientists, policymakers, and educators. Some of the publication categories include "Scientific and Technical Publications", "International Standards, Guides and Codes", "IAEA Documents and Conventions", and "Booklets and Topical Articles".
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