radioactive

  • Making yourself glow in the dark – the Gilbert U-238 Atomic Energy lab

    Making yourself glow in the dark – the Gilbert U-238 Atomic Energy lab

    It’s amazing that children ever managed to survive the 50’s. Between the shoe fitting x-ray unit that leaked radiation so badly it caused brain cancer, the skull impaling lawn darts, children must have been dropping like flies. Luckily, the most questionable item out there, the Gilbert U-238 Atomic Energy Lab, was only available for about a year. Read More

  • Police arrests couple for selling radioactive cell phone lanyards

    Police arrests couple for selling radioactive cell phone lanyards

    Japanese people love cell phone straps in all forms and colors, even old men do. However, some of them might be in serious trouble now. Yesterday Japanese police arrested a man and a woman from Hiroshima for selling cell phone straps contaminated with tritium, a radioactive isotope of hydrogen. Japanese law requires special permission from the Ministry of Science and Technology for handling… Read More