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The simplest DIY Geiger radiation detector ever
posted May 9 2011 19:59.55 by Giorgos Lazaridis

A battery, an empty metallic can, a resistor and a darlington pair transistor is more or less all that you need to make a radiation detector! Youtube user bionerd23 explains how...

[Link: bionerd23]
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Tags: electronic project   physics   diy   radiation   tools   sensors   experiments   science   nuclear   how it works   how to   

Should we worry about radiation, OR radioactive particles?
posted April 11 2011 20:34.08 by Giorgos Lazaridis

Due to the incidence in Japan, listen very often the terms radiation, radioactive particles and radioactive materials. But, what is the real danger? How can radiation get in our...

[Link: veritasium]
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Tags: revealed   nuclear   theory/tutorial   health & nature   chemistry   

This mousetrap nuclear chain reaction simulation is simply brilliant
posted April 3 2011 18:02.27 by Giorgos Lazaridis

Brilliant! This is an idea from physicists at St. Mary's University in Halifax, Canada, who used mousetraps and plastic balls to simulate a nuclear chain reaction. To begin such a...

[Link: new scientist]
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Tags: chemistry   physics   simulation   research   science   nuclear   crazy photo/video   

Meet, the (near) future nuclear waste vault
posted March 30 2011 20:56.27 by Giorgos Lazaridis

Ever wondered how and WHERE we plan to store the nuclear waste from nuclear power plants? I mean, it is not like a banana pill that we can safely dispose everywhere. Today, i stumbled...

[Link: io9]
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This is how the Japanese kids learn about nuclear disaster
posted March 19 2011 20:32.44 by Giorgos Lazaridis

I am very confused with this video. I've seen it twice, and still... there is something... absolutely... utterly... ehmmm... Maybe the Japanese kids...

[Link: GenkiRadio]
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Tags: theory/tutorial   ridiculous   documentary   nuclear   animation   environment   health & nature   

Shocking film from Chernobyl accident: People did not know then...
posted March 16 2011 6:19.36 by Giorgos Lazaridis

I was 8 years old when it happened. Athens, my hometown, is about 2000 km away from the nuclear power plan in the Ukraine. I still remember the ignorance regarding the nuclear...

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Tags: revealed   explosion   history   documentary   nuclear   crazy photo/video   science   health & nature   environment   chemistry   

The best video explaining the nuclear accident in Japan
posted March 14 2011 22:21.54 by Giorgos Lazaridis

A new amazing video from Periodic Table Videos! This time, they explain some things about nuclear fusion, how it can be started and how it is self-sustained, and what really...

[Link: Periodic Table Videos]
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Tags: chemistry   physics   environment   science   health & nature   theory/tutorial   hydrogen   nuclear   documentary   explosion   revealed   how it works   

Japan Earthquake Strikes: Full Coverage
posted March 13 2011 19:54.47 by Giorgos Lazaridis

We've seen images that shocked the world. Images that we watched with terror and awe. The gigantic magnitude 9 earthquake hit Japan at March 11 12:46am EST, and was the largest ever...

[Link: Gizmodo]
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Tags: explosion   history   documentary   nuclear   science   health & nature   environment   articles   

Are birds near Chernobyl stupid?
posted February 7 2011 21:52.13 by Giorgos Lazaridis

Well, it may be so. The truth is, that birds living near the site of the Chernobyl, have 5% smaller brains than normal, caused by the lingering background radiation. This is at...

[Link: dailymail]
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