Radiation Coffee Break

Got five minutes? A whole load of radiation related links that Ionactive finds interesting - hopefully you will too.

  • Health Physics Museum

    Published: Mar 03, 2019

    Source: Oak Ridge Associated Universities

      Tags:
    • Nuclear
    • radiation
    • History
    • Museum

    This is a really fascinating site that chronicles the scientific and commercial history of radioactivity and radiation. It has been deemed the official repository for historical radiological instruments by the Health Physics Society, which has provided financial support for the purchase of items.

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  • IAEA Accident Response Publications

    Published: Feb 09, 2019

    Source: IAEA

      Tags:
    • IAEA
    • Accidents
    • Incidents
    • radiation

    The IAEA Accident Response Publications are not for the faint hearted. They provide an extremely useful description of the deterministic effects of ionising radiation, including the causes of overexposure, how that exposure was brought under control, the effects on the exposed individuals and their medical treatment. Featured accidents include Cochabamba, Chernobyl, Gilan, Goiânia, Sarov, and Tammiku.

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  • James L Acord

    Published: Mar 04, 2019

    Source: jamesacord.com

      Tags:
    • James L Acord
    • Art

    Mark Ramsay had the pleasure of meeting James L Acord (Jim) on a number of occasions whilst working as RPA for Imperial College London. He died in 2011. In many minds he was an inspiration, but to others he might be seen as an irresponsible maverick. He merged art and science of the nuclear age in a way that was fascinating and thought provoking. His goal was the transmutation of radioactive technetium to Ruthenium, the product of which he wished to use in art.

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  • Kiddofspeed (Chernobyl Pictures)

    Published: Mar 04, 2019

    Source: kiddofspeed.com

      Tags:
    • Chernobyl
    • Pictures

    To quote a passage from the site: 'As I pass through the check point, I feel that I have entered an unreal world. In the dead zone, the silence of the villages, roads, and woods seem to tell something at me....something that I strain to hear....something that attracts and repels me both at the same time. It is divinely eerie - like stepping into that Salvador Dali painting with the dripping clocks.' This is quite old now (from 2004), since then Chernobyl has opened up quite a lot allowing planned visits. However, it is of its time, and an important personal account of the visit.

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  • NDT Resource Centre

    Published: Mar 04, 2019

    Source: NDR-ED.ORG

      Tags:
    • NRT
    • Industrial Radiography
    • X-ray
    • Gamma
    • Radioactive

    The NDT Resource Centre is a very comprehensive web site on matters related to Non Destructive Testing (NDT). The link takes you to their X-ray / Gamma pages which include a well presented set of learning resources. They have a nice range of animations and useful review sections at the end of each article - would also be great for school / college project material.

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  • Nick's World

    Published: Mar 04, 2019

    Source: calytrix.biz/radlinks/

      Tags:
    • radiation
    • Nuclear
    • Worldwide

    Nick's World Collection of Radiation Links is a catalogue of Internet links related to radiation from many countries, classified by region. It uses a picture of the world map; you simply click on the region of interest and the links will open up from there. Whilst this might not truly be up to date (it states November 2018 but many links are aged 2008 or before), we think it demonstrates that a curated set of links still has a place in Google World.

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Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less

– Marie Curie