Compromise With Life

Is it possible to compromise with life? I don’t think so. Life doesn’t care about how you feel or think, only you do. No matter what happens to you, all of the physical constants will stay the same, time will move forward and you will feel as good or bad as you did before. But don’t give up, look at the beauty of the universe, look at the stars and planets above your head. They circle around in the same galaxy as before, they get bigger and bigger until they explode, but that doesn’t mean it’s the end, all of the matter is conserved and eventually form something just as big and beautiful as it once was. Continue reading Compromise With Life

Nuclear Knowledge

Nuclear Reactor

I had a brainwave about learning some more stuff about Uranium, nuclear radiation and it’s risks, and here’s what i’ve collected.

Uranium Ore By Weight:
99.28% Uranium-238
0.71% Uranium-235
0.0058% Uranium-234

Uranium-235 = Nuclear Fuel, Atom Bomb
Uranium-238 = Depleted Uranium

Low-enriched uranium (reactor grade): 3-4% U-235
Highly enriched uranium (weapons grade): 90% U-235

Radioactive contamination: Radioactivity where it is not wanted.
Radioactive fallout: Dust brought up and highly irratied by an A-bomb.

Radiation Dose = Energy absorbed by human tissue
Dose Rate = Amount of energy absorbed by human tissue per unit time

Determenistic Effect: Hair Loss, Nausea, Reddening of skin. Severity proportional to dose.
Stochastic Effect: Delayed effect (Cancer). Risk proportional to dose.
External Contamination: Radioactivity outside the body, skin, clothes.
Internal Contamination: Radioactivity inside the body, inhalation, ingestion, open wound.
Shrapnel Contamination: Radioactive metals or ceramic stuck in the tissue.

Nuclear weapon energy release: 50% as blast, 35% as heat, 5% as radiation, 10% as fallout radioation.