Japanese Reactors–The World Watches
If the horror of the earthquake, colossal loss of lives and the devastation of the Tsunami that followed weren't enough for the people of Japan to endure, now the world watches as they reactors of a damaged nuclear power plant are overheating.
Nuclear engineering is not something that can be discussed in layman's terms, but the link above to Wikipedia actually does a good job of explaining what makes a nuclear reactor work.
The 3 main fuel rods in one of the reactors now appear to be melting.
I keep the people of Japan in my prayers and hope you do so as well. Here is the latest on the story from Fox News.