Review – SE International Radiation Alert Ranger

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The Radiation Alert Ranger that I reviewed was a solid, heavy duty geiger for those exploring Alpha, Beta, Gamma and X-ray sources in the world around them. It is sensitive

An Experiment with Radiation and Wheat Grass, part 2

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This is part 2 of my experiment. Part 1 is here. To recap: Experiment name: Will irradiated wheat kernels produce mutated and/or otherwise deformed wheat grass when germinated? Hypothesis: Wheat

An Experiment with Radiation and Wheat grass, part 1

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Ever since I stumbled upon the two little orange Fiestaware pots, I have been thinking about how I can use them in experiments with living things (from the plant kingdom). 

Harbor Freight Tools

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Harbor Freight Tools, Bellingham, WA Background Radiation – 0.08uSv/hr  

Official Sponsor Announcement

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I am pleased to announce that Quarta-Rad and Images Scientific Instruments have graciously provided me new geiger counters to review and test for them.  Thank you so much to these

Cosmic Ionizing Radiation while flying at high altitudes

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My wife and I flew from Bellingham, WA to San Diego, CA today on Allegiant Airlines.  We took a reading at Bellingham International Airport and background radiation was 0.11uSv/hr.  We

Radiation exposure and how not to die from it

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First my friends…Everything is radioactive and radiating us with alpha particles, beta particles, gamma rays and x-rays.  Bananas, rocks, concrete, lightning, the sun, the cosmos, your dog, your spouse, your

Alpha Beta Gamma…Kitchen Table!?

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Please read the entire post below…but if you don’t have the time, you can watch the video first: First off, this latest deluge of radioactive posts is not a joke. 

Ten minutes on a rock in my basement

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This rock (pictured below) varied from 6-25cpm over a ten minute sample. This is a granite-like rock from the Salmon River in Idaho that has hundreds of garnets embedded in

Kelloggs Unicorn Cereal Background Radiation

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In this video I did a quick test and found that Kellogg’s Unicorn cereal clicks the same as my concrete kitchen countertop. Do you want to explore the world of