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Date: 01/26/12 02:30 PM

30 Responses to View Inside A Nuclear Reactor

  1. Profile photo of ledzeppeloyd
    ledzeppeloyd Male 18-29
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    January 26, 2012 at 2:31 pm
    Link: View Inside A Nuclear Reactor - Thoes big white streaks going by are gamma rays (no joke).
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    WorldOfJames Male 18-29
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    January 26, 2012 at 2:38 pm
    TEPCO`s spokesman Matsumoto said in the press conference that the white specs in the video is from gamma rays. White streaks across the screen are water droplets.
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    Shillier Male 18-29
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    January 26, 2012 at 2:42 pm
    it`s like one of those videos where something jumps up at the end to scare you, except instead of some possessed chick it`s radiation poisoning. we are all very ill now.
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    Kaagan Male 18-29
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    January 26, 2012 at 2:46 pm
    wait how the hell were they able to film that? isnt it extremely extremely hot and thats why they run pipes of heavy water through it.
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    spultra13 Male 18-29
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    January 26, 2012 at 2:46 pm
    Nope, not gamma rays. Read the goddamn youtube description.

    Don`t say stuff when you have no idea what you`re talking about. Gamma rays are super high-energy EM waves, smaller wavelength than x-rays and would in no way be visible. Plus you can`t "see" a beam of EM radiation unless it`s shooting into your detector (eye).
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    drgnfire Male 18-29
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    January 26, 2012 at 3:01 pm
    is this...safe?
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    Batmanners Male 18-29
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    January 26, 2012 at 3:02 pm
    "isnt it extremely extremely hot and thats why they run pipes of heavy water through it."

    That is the fudgeushima power plant, it`s been shut down, and has had plenty of time to cool down.

    @Spultra13: Though it is impossible to see gamma radiation with our eyeballs, this is not n eyeball, it`s a digital camera, the gamma radiation caused the white freckles all throughout the video. The gamma wasn`t seen, but the effect it had on the digital equipment is visible.

    Next time, read the goddamned youtube description.
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    Batmanners Male 18-29
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    January 26, 2012 at 3:04 pm
    If you look at the first 5 seconds, where the image is nearly 100% free of "fuzziness", the 1 minute mark`s fuzziness is the result of the gamma radiation.
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    Kain1 Male 18-29
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    January 26, 2012 at 3:09 pm
    It`s not the white streaks that are the gamma-rays, it`s the little spots that look like colored static..
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    drworm2002 Male 30-39
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    January 26, 2012 at 3:09 pm
    @spultra13 take your tv remote and look at the front when you press a button. Do you see the light? No...it can`t be seen by our eyes. Not point it at a camera and record it...you will see a little flashing light. The camera can see the light that our eyes can`t. It`s ok not to know something...but stupid is when you refuse to learn.
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    ChainsawNbud Male 50-59
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    January 26, 2012 at 3:28 pm
    fake. This looks nothing like the inside of a reactor vessel.
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    pfkdxius Male 18-29
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    January 26, 2012 at 3:43 pm
    What the heck does the IAB staff do? They sure don`t even bother glancing at the descriptions.
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    Tacos4Brkfst Male 18-29
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    January 26, 2012 at 4:07 pm
    "Thoes big white streaks going by are gamma rays (no joke)."

    poo like this is why the public will never be properly informed.
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    Ruffiana Male 30-39
    506 posts
    January 26, 2012 at 4:45 pm
    Great...now I have cancer.
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    Ruffiana Male 30-39
    506 posts
    January 26, 2012 at 4:46 pm
    I SAW THE BLAIR WITCH!
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    nettech98 Male 50-59
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    January 26, 2012 at 4:48 pm
    From YouTube:

    "TEPCO conducted the endoscopy of the Containment Vessel of Reactor 2 to see the inside. TEPCO`s spokesman Matsumoto said in the press conference that the white specs in the video is from gamma rays. White streaks across the screen are water droplets"
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    DingDingDong Male 30-39
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    January 26, 2012 at 4:49 pm
    I believed that the white streaks were gamma rays, just like this cloud chamber: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Efgy1bV2aQo
    Then I read the youtube description, they`re just water drops. But the noise in the video are radioactive particles hitting the camera sensor.
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    ScottSerious Male 18-29
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    January 26, 2012 at 4:50 pm
    don`t make me angry. you wouldn`t like me when i`m angry!
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    Angelmassb Male 18-29
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    January 26, 2012 at 7:03 pm
    AKA the latest thing you will see before transforming into a superhuman mutant
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    Wowummwow Male 18-29
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    January 26, 2012 at 8:22 pm
    First off, no those are not gamma rays. It would be the same as saying "In this particular video you can see each photon (light particles/waves) go by."

    As far as a cloud chamber goes, all you are seeing is the condensation of water on the ionized trail left by a gamma particle. Or to phrase it differently you wouldn`t call a contrail a jet, but it certainly gives away a jet`s path across the sky.
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    TKD_Master Male 18-29
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    January 26, 2012 at 11:22 pm
    And this is what death looks like to people that get too close to a meltdown :)
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    January 26, 2012 at 11:31 pm
    Gamma rays mess with the CCDs in cameras, that is why cameras on satellites have to be shielded, otherwise the radiation from the sun and space damage them quickly.
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    furrything Male 50-59
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    January 27, 2012 at 8:10 am
    Those aren`t gamma rays....adiabatic expansion or something? Anyway, not gamma rays.
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    Fwoggie2 Male 30-39
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    January 27, 2012 at 12:20 pm
    I wasn`t fussed either way before fudgeushima - at 33 I`m old enough to both remember and at the time understand the severity of Chernobyl - even you still can`t eat some British lamb cos of that thing.

    But seeing Japanese engineering - amongst the worlds best - fail cos of a simple mistake by not sticking backup generators on a high enough hill - fission power will never be safe and I`ll happily pay double or triple to avoid not having it.
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    pfkdxius Male 18-29
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    January 27, 2012 at 12:28 pm
    @Fwoggie:
    You`ll pay double or triple to make sure you have fission power?
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    January 27, 2012 at 1:21 pm
    I know where im having my next birthday party... it will be a night noone will forget :)
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    cyborg Male 13-17
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    January 27, 2012 at 8:30 pm
    `no joke` is the stupidest sentence in the world
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    Lobotomy Male 13-17
    495 posts
    January 27, 2012 at 9:14 pm
    @cyborg Actually it`s a phrase.
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    Asino Male 18-29
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    January 28, 2012 at 7:11 am
    looks like some kind of ultra-mega bukkake party to me
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    PhotoKing Male 30-39
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    February 4, 2012 at 11:32 am
    that couldn`t be covered on warranty. this would make a pretty cool live camera, tell them it`s a haunted room. and then just watch the experts converse.

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