The DIY Nuclear Reactor


 

“Wednesday, I was arrested and sent to jail,” was the posting that prompted me to write this, when I saw it on   http://richardsreactor.blogspot.com.   Richard from Sweeden basically attempted to build his own breeder reactor.

This attempted experiment is based on one that was done by David Hahn, AKA, “The Nuclear Boyscout”, in order to obtain his nuclear energy badge.  For what it’s worth, he  attained the rank of Eagle Scout,but his parent’s house was turned into a Superfund EPA cleanup site in the process.
This video describes the process of making a reactor from household materials. It may be entertaining, but dont try at home kids..

Thats it for today.


TSA introduces new screening software without the nudity – Telegraph

New software for screening travellers at U.S. airports will do away with naked images, addressing a major public concern, the U.S. Transportation Security Administration said on Wednesday.

The agency has been scrambling to address complaints about the scanners Photo: AP
The agency has been scrambling to address complaints about the scanners Photo: AP

After complaints from travellers the TSA earlier this year began testing at four airports software for the full-body scanners that instead uses a generic body outline and highlights the area where any anomaly is detected, eliminating the actual image of the passenger.

TSA has increasingly relied on the full-body scanners after a Nigerian man allegedly tried to detonate a bomb hidden in his underwear aboard a transatlantic flight in December 2009. The bomb failed to fully explode but set off a rush to upgrade security to detect explosives underneath clothing.

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Fun Facts About Marijuana

Marijuana also known as cannabis, reefer, pot and ganga has been around since prehistory. It became popular during the 60 and 70’s. It is a psychoactive drug which is made up of dried leaves of female plants. It can be rolled and smoked like a cigarette or smoked in a bong with water. It is illegal in some countries while others have reduced and even let people smoke it openly.

 

 

The effects of smoking marijuana are almost immediate. The smoker can experience a faster heartbeat and pulse rate, bloodshot eyes and a dry mouth and throat. This drug will effect and impair your memory, concentration and co-ordination. There are those people who smoke marijuana because they have a terminal illness and it makes them feel better.

People can become a marijuana smoker by peer pressure through friends or even family. In this article we will try and uncover the lighter side to marijuana with some fun facts:

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The Week in Weird (Sex Doll Rescue Edition)

Have you ever used an inflatable sex toy as a lifesaving flotation device? Or worn a cologne that smelled like money? Or tried to put out a house fire by shooting a gun at it? Find out who has in this week’s Weird News roundup.

If you think you’re really smart, you can jump ahead and take the Fark Weird News Quiz without this little recap. If not, let’s get started.

In the event of a water hazard, you may use your marital aid as a flotation device

The severe storms in Australia and the subsequent flooding in Brisbane have captured the attention of people from around the world. Australia is no stranger to storms, but this one is the worst they’ve seen in 100 years. Residents of flooded areas have taken scary photos of the devastation as well as quite a bit of video, including this Toowoomba flood dragging a parking lot full of cars downriver. Pretty biblical stuff.

 

An Australian couple found an exciting new use for a blow-up doll when they turned an inflatable sex toy into a raft. But they had to be rescued when the woman lost her grip on the doll in the rough waters of the Yarra River outside Melbourne on Sunday.
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An Australian couple found an exciting new use for a blow-up doll when they turned an inflatable sex toy into a raft. But they had to be rescued when the woman lost her grip on the doll in the rough waters of the Yarra River outside Melbourne on Sunday.

So the world has been watching, which makes it even more embarrassing for the two Australian teenagers who were rescued from floodwaters while clinging to an inflatable sex doll near Melbourne. The young man and woman were attempting to float downriver on the sex toy, but the woman had to be rescued by a kayaker when she wasn’t able to maintain her position on the pornographic life raft. The man, of course, showed remarkable agility in remaining on top of it. Rescuers managed to save both victims, wrapping the woman in a blanket and giving the man a cigarette and a TV remote.
Related news… via The Week in Weird (Sex Doll Rescue Edition).

The Boneyard 2.11

I have a soft spot for sabertooths. I’m not just talking about the formidable cats with long canines from the last 25 million years or so. The “saber-toothed herring” Enchodus; the knobbly-headed uintatheres; funky, herbivorous cousins of ours from a time before there were mammals; and more – I adore them all. No surprise, then, that I picked a sabertooth theme for this month’s edition of The Boneyard – the science blogohedron’s monthly fossil carnival.

 

Smilodon at the CEU Museum in Price, Utah.
Smilodon at the CEU Museum in Price, Utah.

Before diving into the paleo-goodness, though, a brief note of apology. I was supposed to post this carnival last week, but, because I forgot to look at my calendar when I said “Yes” to hosting (*headdesk*), I forgot that I was going to be out in the field looking for Late Triassic fossils at Dinosaur National Monument. (It was hot, dirty work in which sunburn, rattlesnakes, and heavy thunderstorms were regular companions – I loved every minute of it.) Being that The Boneyard is a paleo carnival I started a few years ago and that David Orr has done a splendid job managing, I feel a little chagrined at screwing up the schedule, and I appreciate David’s patience with me as I go through fieldwork withdrawal.

So what have we got this time around?

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