Posts tagged "science"

Space Particles Are Helping Map the Inside of Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant

Wired on how space particles are helping map the inside of Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant: The detector works like this: Durham and his co-investigators sandwich the pipe in question between two four-by-four-foot aluminum slabs. When an errant muon passes through one of the slabs, it sends a message to a computer, which logs the… Continue reading

Jupiter and Venus Meeting in the Summer Sky Tonight

The Los Angeles Times on Jupiter and Venus meeting in the summer sky tonight and how they will be visible to the naked eye: Amateur astronomers will be pulling out their telescopes, but you don’t need any fancy equipment to view it. Just look to the west: The two planets will be so bright in… Continue reading