XKCD Comic : Chernobyl

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XKCD Comic : Chernobyl
« on: June 15, 2019, 12:04:19 pm »
Chernobyl
14 June 2019, 5:00 am

You know when you can't hear your speakers, and you keep turning various volume controls up higher and higher in confusion, and then someone hits the mute button and there's a deafening blast of sound? That's basically what happened at Chernobyl.

Source: xkcd.com


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Re: XKCD Comic : Chernobyl
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2019, 12:34:33 pm »
I really enjoyed the series...

I found this interesting... some scientists should just not be allowed near the lab... though they paid the price.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Demon_core

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Re: XKCD Comic : Chernobyl
« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2019, 01:01:16 pm »
How interesting is that?

"On the day of the accident, Slotin's screwdriver slipped outward a fraction of an inch while he was lowering the top reflector, allowing the reflector to fall into place around the core. Instantly there was a flash of blue light and a wave of heat across Slotin's skin; the core had become supercritical, releasing an intense burst of neutron radiation estimated to have lasted about a half second.[6] Slotin quickly twisted his wrist, flipping the top shell to the floor. The heating of the core and shells stopped the criticality within seconds of its initiation,[15] while Slotin's reaction prevented a recurrence and ended the accident. The position of Slotin's body over the apparatus also shielded the others from much of the neutron radiation, but he received a lethal dose of 1,000 rad (10 Gy) neutron and 114 rad (1.14 Gy) gamma radiation in under a second and died nine days later from acute radiation poisoning. The nearest person to Slotin, Graves, who was watching over Slotin's shoulder and was thus partially shielded by him, received a high but non-lethal radiation dose. Graves was hospitalized for several weeks with severe radiation poisoning and developed chronic neurological and vision problems as a result of the exposure.[8] He died 20 years later, at age 55, of a heart attack. It may have been caused by hidden complications from radiation exposure, but could also have been genetic in nature, as his father had died from the same cause."
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Re: XKCD Comic : Chernobyl
« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2019, 01:04:16 pm »
"Slot-in"

get it?

screwdriver...
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