Not one of my typical posts, but this is pretty cool to pass along. Toshiba has developed a radiation-detecting camera that makes finding radiation hotspots much easier. Sure, we all learned about geiger counters in high school, but this camera takes away a lot of the guesswork involved with the counter. The “Portable Gamma Camera overlays data from a radiation sensor onto a live picture — areas shaded with red pixels have high radiation, yellow and green is medium and blue is low.” Used during the early stages of the Fukushima cleanup, workers simply point the camera in the direction of the suspected hotspot and it shows the trouble spots. Improvements since then include paring down the size (about half the original prototypes), and even running on batteries. Now, let’s just hope we don’t need them for any more natural disaster cleanup (yes, I do work in Insurance, we don’t like catastrophes).
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