Over Easy: Monday Science
This is my first experience with the new FDL, so bear with me. I’ve been offline since Thursday night (real life intruded), so this is something of a surprise to me.
Fuku radiation is about 30x what was expected on the US West Coast, but it still isn’t much. You could swim there, but I would be cautious eating much fish. Cesium levels are NOT going down in fish, they’re going up. Meaning there’s a source feeding into the Ocean.
They’re smuggling food products into Thailand from restricted areas in Japan. Note that these same products would be perfectly okay shipped to America.
A great link from SimplyInfo. A new robot for Unit #2. The source of the radiation form the drone that landed on the PM’s office was Fuku soil. The pilot has been arrested for “obstructing business”. It appears that the source of the radiation at at Tokyo playground was Radium. If so, it’s been there for YEARS and the kids who played there could be in real trouble down the road.
Japan would still like us to believe that Nuclear power is the cheapest source. They would prefer that we do not add in cleanup, spent fuel storage, or accident risk to their calculations.
Interesting. Google found me an interesting story on Worker exposure at Fuku #1. If you follow the link, that story has been pulled.
Transformer fire at Indian point, arguably the USA’s greatest exposure in the event an evacuation is needed. Nothing to see here, Citizens!
Ever try to take a photo through a window? The reflection fro mthe glass can really screw up your shot. We now have software to correct for that and remove the image.
Spray spiders with carbon nanotubes and they make stronger webs. I suppose saying DON’T TRY THIS AT HOME is probably unneeded. Spider silk could be a miracle material, if we could produce it in usable quantities.
Boxturtle (If things look weird to you, you’re in the right place!)