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No idea about Nuclear Physics but letting 13yrs do this even under supervision !


 


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-26450494


 


Fun yes but how safe and where did they get the fuel. Guess the amounts of fuel involved were very very very small .


 


As a young man I was in the Army Cadet and was taught to fire various guns and it always struck how strange it was that the local Borstal cadet force were also taught to fire weapons


 


"Hey Dad I just blew up the chemistry lab "  :)


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Well it was hydrogen based fusion, so not too difficult to get the fuel, even if he was using deuterium and tritium (you can get tritium markers for a few quid). The waste product is neutrons and I'm sure at the levels they are working with, not too dangerous.


 


Likely a lot safer than the chap that tried too build a fission reactor in his dads shed - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Hahn (the book is a good read)


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"The Radioactive Boy Scout" - should have given him a job sounds like a good engineer - "why,how,if ,but, maybe,try it,build it". 


 


Had to laugh at the fact his mum threw the radioactive stuff in the normal domestic bin collection in case it effected the house price!


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I reckon that lad has a bright future, probably measured in nano seconds. But seriously, this is great that our kids are not all drooling delinquents, and that the education he has received has been not only been put to good use, but actively encouraged. Bloody well done. :)


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Once used Radioactive Isotopes while studying at an undisclosed place of learning.


 


Left an Alpha Source on the bench and forgot to put it in the thick safe. Realised and rushed back down the corridor to put things right.


 


Probably explains a lot about me  B)  B)  B)  B)  B)


 


Watch out for the green glow at the Darksite...


 


Ade


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Once used Radioactive Isotopes while studying at an undisclosed place of learning.

 

Left an Alpha Source on the bench and forgot to put it in the thick safe. Realised and rushed back down the corridor to put things right.

 

Probably explains a lot about me  B)  B)  B)  B)  B)

 

Watch out for the green glow at the Darksite...

 

Ade

LOL - May bring some jump leads to use instead on batteries 

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