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I'm looking for all thing unusual, little known and also ATOMIC

The other day I read this thing about ATOMIC GARDENING And apparently this controlled mutation is the reason we have ruby red grapefruits. So my question is what ELSE is atomic that I didn't know about? Is there anything else using radiation unconventionally or atomic technology in novel places I didn't suspect?
posted by rileyray3000 on Nov 21, 2014 - 14 answers

Recommend shoes for working in radioactive lab

I work in medical imaging research. We just got a new imaging system and I am about to start working with radioactive materials. I need help identifying a good pair of lab shoes. [more inside]
posted by telepanda on Aug 5, 2014 - 11 answers

Um, why is my sushi glowing?

How do we know whether the fish we eat is essentially free of Fukushima radiation? [more inside]
posted by Dansaman on Sep 12, 2013 - 12 answers

Where did all the radium watches go?

Is it legal for me to purchase a used radium watch? If so, where can I find one? If I had one, how hazardous would I be to the people around me, if at all?
posted by rtimmel on Apr 29, 2013 - 15 answers

What are these radioactive cylinders?

Can you identify what this truck is carrying? A truck towing two trailers, each with 4 cylinders. Marked radioactive. (photo inside) [more inside]
posted by MiG on Jun 26, 2011 - 13 answers

I don't want to become known as the "tiny rocks bomber"

I want to give some trinitite as a Christmas gift. This involves transporting it across state lines. Am I going to run into problems? [more inside]
posted by kagredon on Dec 3, 2010 - 8 answers

Help me find the ending

I'm trying to find a Japanese short film about two guys in a sushi restaurant who try to out-order an older man. There's no dialogue and it was weird and quite funny, finishing with a radioactive wasabi show-down. [more inside]
posted by ninazer0 on Nov 5, 2010 - 5 answers


Who regularly sells 10-18mm tritium spheres (pictured at bottom), and where can I buy them reliably? [more inside]
posted by Phyltre on Aug 14, 2009 - 14 answers

All your beta are belong to us

Where can I get some small quantities of radioactive materials for science fair type projects? [more inside]
posted by neuron on Mar 3, 2009 - 10 answers

Help me remember the story of the hapless physics student.

I remember reading a true story online about an accidental death in a physics laboratory during the early studies of radioactivity and nuclear physics experiments. I think it involved a clumsy physics student who accidentally dropped a brick of radioactive material onto a stack of these bricks which set off some sort of chain reaction. Can someone find this story online for me?
posted by Paul KC on Dec 9, 2008 - 8 answers

Radioactive Man...

My friend was just diagnosed with Graves Disease and the doctor decided it was so serious he should immediately get radioactive iodine treatment, and he was given a 16mCi pill today. So, apparently, he is very radioactive right now, and would set off Homeland Security terror alerts in airports if he walked through. [more inside]
posted by extrabox on Feb 21, 2006 - 15 answers

Examples of radioactivity in nature

Are there any animals that have evolved a use for radioactivity? If so, what ways is it used? If not, why has this not happened? [more inside]
posted by 0bvious on Nov 23, 2005 - 32 answers

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