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From: "Michael A. Terrell"
Subject: Re: Any ideas on measuring radiation in the home ?
Date: Wed, 02 Oct 2002 06:51:49 -0400
Organization: I'm trying!
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Chuck Simmons wrote:
> Dirk Bruere wrote:
> > "The little lost angel" wrote in
> > message news:email@example.com...
> > > On Wed, 2 Oct 2002 00:28:29 +0100, "Dirk Bruere"
> > > wrote:
> > > >We measured the count rate of Co60 after we had removed it from its lead
> > > >box. At the end of the expt I decided to measure it again even though it
> > was
> > > >already back in its lead box - no significant change.
> > > OMG, are you saying what I think you're saying?
> > > There's no effective protection against radioactive material except
> > > distance and plenty of it?
> > High energy gammas need more than a centimetre of lead to stop them.
> When I worked at the Lawrence Radiation Laboratory in Berkeley, CA, I
> noticed that they were fond of cement to get concrete results.
> Boo, hiss. I don't believe I wrote that.
> ... The times have been,
> That, when the brains were out,
> the man would die. ... Macbeth
> Chuck Simmons firstname.lastname@example.org
I see you're studying bad puns at the Woodgate institute!
Michael A. Terrell
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