Links to Good Nuc Info

Nuclear Music:
Click on the players below to hear songs about Geiger Counters and Super Colliders. (Another is Tom Waits - The Piano Has Been Drinking.)
I suggest you leave it play while you browse the rest of this page. Enjoy!

If you would like to buy the MP3, you can here

This would be a great theme song when prospecting for hot rocks!
If you would like to buy the MP3, you can here

Doo-wop by employees of CERN. You don't hear many songs on this subject. 
Background on this group is here and video here. (see @2:40)
"Their humorous songs are freely available on their website." here

Nuclear Reading:
These are the two best books I've come across. Amazon links provided for more detail.

Nuclear Articles:

How do you make a warning sign for a nuclear waste site that will still be readable in 10,000 years?
Here is a fascinating article on that problem.

Ten Thousand Years

New footage shows melted nuclear fuel still clinging to the walls where radiation levels are so high even robots cannot enter

INSIDE the heart of Fukushima's deadly reactor: 

The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has just restored and released 126 (and counting) more never-before-seen films on YouTube.
"The U.S. conducted 210 atmospheric nuclear tests between 1945 and 1962, with multiple cameras capturing each event at around 2,400 frames per second. These are the declassified films of tests conducted by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory."
The first film explains the history and process regarding these films.

126 Never-Before-Seen films of Nuclear Tests Released on YouTube.

On January 3, 1961, a nuclear reactor the size of a small grain silo exploded in the Idaho desert, causing one of the only recorded nuclear fatalities on U.S. soil.

The first 4 light bulbs lit electricity from nuclear power - December 20, 1951. 
This was at the Experimental Breeder Reactor-I (EBR-I) at the Idaho National Laboratory near Atomic City. 

The Idaho National Laboratory facilities are the largest concentration of reactors in the world.
More on the Idaho National Laboratory here.

Please don't try this at home.

Happy July 4th!

Nice info on Trinitite ...
I think we owe this man for the current supply ...

Can't get enough of movies on radiation? Here's a list of a bunch of them. 

Some basic info on the effects of high radiation on electronics. 

Lively article with great shots of mushroom clouds.

"Now, a new map of global antineutrino emissions could shed light on our planet's interior, as well as the heat processes that take place within it."

Some Manhattan Project history. (An example of Radioactive Toothpaste is here.) 
The Mysterious Case of the Radioactive Toothpaste

Nothing new under the sun? Read about a natural nuclear reactor.

Here is an amazing series of photos showing the craters resulting from the nuclear tests in Nevada.

Along the same lines, an animation showing the timeline of nuclear detonations throughout history.

A firsthand account of what it was like to live in Oak Ridge Tennessee when they were building the bomb.

In this article, a worker at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station gives his eyewitness account of what happened there on March 11, 2011,

What happened in Manhattan during the Manhattan Project?
Why They Called It the Manhattan Project

An interesting article about a study on the effect of radiation on microbes responsible for the decomposition of plant life.

I found this to be one of the clearest description of what's currently going on at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.
"Miles O'Brien, science correspondent for PBS NewsHour, has produced a series of three must-see investigative reports revisiting the Fukushima nuclear crisis in Japan. His stories explore how the radiation leaks triggered by the earthquake and tsunami are continuing to affect life there, and beyond."

Nuclear crisis at Fukushima continues to unfold: a trilogy of reports by PBS NewsHour's Miles O'Brien (video)

Radiation Dose Chart
This chart is released to the public domain by its authors. I thought some of you would find it helpful. Please click on it for a larger image.

From the authors:"I waive all copyright to this chart and place it in the public domain, so you are free to reuse it anywhere with no permission necessary. (However, keep in mind that I am not a radiation expert, and this chart is intended for general public informational use only.)"

Nice article about Vaseline glass . . .

Doris Day - Tic Tic Tic.mp3
John Giametti,
Apr 15, 2014, 3:03 PM
Warren Smith - Uranium Rock.mp3
John Giametti,
Apr 16, 2014, 12:29 PM