I bought myself a Uranium glass ball on EBay as a radioactive source for testing my Geiger counter. Uranium glass isn't really dangerous and was used for its decorative qualities in the 1950's. It has the property of fluorescing bright green when illuminated with UV light.
I decided to simulate my own nuclear reactor startup video to give some idea of the immense power that can be released from such a simple system. For those of you who are not aware of what this looks like, here is a video (press the BACK button on your browser after watching): Real Nuclear... Continue Reading →