Category Archives: Nuclear power and radiation

Nuclear Numbskulls.

Watching Numb3rs on Netflix.  It’s pretty entertaining, but not of course nowhere near as intelligent as it would have you believe.  Having said that, their “dirty bomb” episode is slightly less inaccurate than other shows’ rad ravings.  They got three … Continue reading

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The what… how… What’s this I don’t even…

I will not say anything, I will not judge. I won’t even remotely add to this. I will just let you all figure out what the heck is going on. So I found this “little” article. I read through it … Continue reading

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Apocalypse Now!

I’ve been wanting to translate this article for quite some time. It was posted on March 28 by Prof. Reinhard Zöllner, professor for Japanology at the Bonn university. I’m not a professional translator (especially not for German-English), so there may … Continue reading

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Fukushima lady with more internal exposure than external? Uh-oh.

Noticed some hits from freerepublic, checked out the main link-provider, saw another link there to a Fukushima over-exposure. and one of them was exposed to a total of 17.55 millisieverts of radiation. The woman was found to have suffered more internal … Continue reading

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Crisis response and criticality.

Sue contributed a link to an informative article about Japan’s Radiation Emergency Medical Assistance Team. My pride requires me to highlight this: “When they went there, they were very much surprised because there was no electricity, no water supply,” They … Continue reading

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More on beta decay.

First post on the subject was here. Will try to present these in more bite-sized portions. crosspatch was looking for gamma emitters among the list of isotopes released at Fukushima. For each, wolframalpha answered “mode of decay: beta emission”. It … Continue reading

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“Modes of decay” and gamma rays.

In comments, crosspatch was checking out the isotope list wondering where the gamma radiation was coming from. He was putting them in wolframalpha and it was returning “mode of decay: beta” for every one. Let me spend a minute on … Continue reading

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