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(Popular Science)   Some big brained people think that shooting cosmic rays at nuclear reactors is a good idea. Fark: they might be right   ( divider line
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890 clicks; posted to STEM » on 04 Feb 2023 at 1:36 PM (7 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook

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2023-02-04 1:48:20 PM  
Does this mean we get gluon guns?
2023-02-04 1:56:21 PM  
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2023-02-04 2:01:41 PM  
Cosmos rays? I am willing to stand there if it means I get Human Torch powers.
2023-02-04 2:02:05 PM  
Or you know, Cosmic rays.

Damn autocorrect.
2023-02-04 2:23:19 PM  
You can direct those?
2023-02-04 2:26:46 PM  
Sounds good to me.

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Big Brain Brett
2023-02-04 6:25:21 PM  

Jack Sabbath: Cosmos rays? I am willing to stand there if it means I get Human Torch powers.

I'd settle for that, though I'm hoping for more of a Dr. Manhattan outcome than a Human Torch one.
2023-02-04 6:50:49 PM  
Video of the process in 90 seconds if you want to skip the article:
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2023-02-04 11:38:10 PM  
So, I suspect this is related to a program I saw a decade ago. If you place a detector under a mass, you can see where the rays are deflected on the way down. They were trying to make a port scanner that could find well shielded sources by sensing the shadow of dense objects rather than sensing emitted radiation.
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