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From: Chuck Simmons
Organization: You jest.
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Subject: Re: Any ideas on measuring radiation in the home ?
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Date: Wed, 02 Oct 2002 14:57:15 GMT
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Dirk Bruere wrote:
> "Sir Charles W. Shults III" wrote in message
> > Who can say what they believe? I know that they use electromagnets on
> > poles and a lead container to clean the stuff up with. They minimize
> > exposure with distance; the bunny suits keep any dust from getting on
> When I was playing with radioisotopes at university we discovered something
> quite interesting.
> We measured the count rate of Co60 after we had removed it from its lead
> 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.
I am reminded of the wonderful Texas Instruments watch I had years ago.
I always prefer an analog watch because, in the ordinary way, I'm only
interested in time to the nearest 5 minutes. But many years ago I bought
this nice Texas Instruments watch that I could read in a dark room. It
had a tritium display. Of course I glowed in the dark from the
radioactivity thus making the watch visible. You can't get these watches
anymore as far as I know. If you want to glow in the dark so you can
read your watch, you must make other arrangements.
Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it is
too dark to read.
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