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Exploring Krypton 85 and its radioactivity

Welcome back fellow radiation nerds, today we dive deep into the radioactivity and uses of Krypton 85! Krypton is a colourless, tasteless and odourless noble gas and it was first discovered in 1898…

Why is Coal Radioactive?

NORM is an acronym for Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material and it covers, well, all radioactive material that occurs is nature. Some of the main elements that make up NORM are Uranium Thorium and…

How to calibrate your Geiger counter

Old, vintage Geiger counters are a lot of fun. Not only they are built like tanks but also have a certain character and feel to them. Unfortunately, the calibration on them might be a bit off as a res…

Radioactive Metro Station in Berlin

When I first moved to Berlin, someone told me that there is a radioactive metro station somewhere in the city. Since then, I was on a mission to find it but unfortunately, with little to no success……

Radioactive Tungsten Electrodes (TIG)

Introduction Today I want to show you an item that you can find in a hardware store and it is radioactive. Let’s take a closer look at the thoriated Tungsten electrodes! Main information The…

Radioactive BH-45M Switch

Today we will take a closer look at a radioactive, soviet switch, the BH-45M! The production of BH-45M switches started in 1945 and continues till this day, this being said, not all of those switch…