Polonium-210: Something Else to Worry About
Monday November 27, 2006
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"… Russian Poisonings ...": Here's a link to a NY Times piece about the history of Russians using poison to dispose of people they dislike.
"… Half-Life ...": From the Southern Company's website:
The time required for half the atoms of a radioactive substance to disintegrate or the length of time it takes for a radioactive substance to lose one-half of its radioactivity. Radioactive isotopes have half-lives ranging from split seconds to thousands of years.
"… Atomic Number ...": From the McGraw-Hill Website:
The number of protons (a positively charged subatomic particle) in an atom
"… Periodic Chart ...": Here's a link to a real periodic chart of the elements.
"… United Nuclear ...": Here's a link to the webpage of United Nuclear Scientific Supplies.
Mullfoto of the Day
Out the back window of our house on Lake Buel, just outside Great Barrington, Massachusetts where I was blessed to spend Thanksgiving with my family.
Catchy Caption of the Day
This NASA Hubble Space Telescope image shows Mars in 2005. Indian space scientists plan to send an unmanned mission to Mars by 2013 to look for evidence of life, a news report said.
Ok. Another photo of a body in space. A little sharper than mine. Mine was taken with a Canon PowerShot S700 which cost about $400. The Hubble cost $2 BILLION.
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