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Comment: Please sign the petition (Score 1) 211

Please sign the petition over at Whitehouse.gov to get the US to act in getting the Japanese government to allow US/UN assistance in cleaning up the spent fuel pools. This is an urgent need.

https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/require-united-states-petition-un-and-japan-seek-assistance-removing-spent-fuel-fukushima/LHSB04r0

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+ - Sign the petition to help Fukushima Cleanup->

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "Several stories are appearing that cast doubt on Tepco's ability to correctly execute the spent fuel removal from Fukushima without significant risks (http://www.wyden.senate.gov/news/press-releases/after-tour-of-fukushima-nuclear-power-station-wyden-says-situation-worse-than-reported, http://rt.com/news/fukushima-apocalypse-fuel-removal-598, http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/13/fukushima-nuclear-plant-cleanup_n_3752046.html, http://www.salon.com/2013/08/14/fukushima_cleanup_could_cause_biggest_disaster_to_date).

I have created a petition on the Whitehouse.gov website to, hopefully, give a platform to those seeking the US to have a bigger role in the cleanup, which could literally affect the entire world if improperly handled. Each country, in its own best interests, needs to volunteer to prevent a catastrophe, and Japan needs to accept that it needs all available resources to combat this mess."

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Comment: PET Scan (Score 1) 191

by xenophrak (#29678079) Attached to: Design Starting For Matter-Antimatter Collider

PET scanning uses radioisotope Beta decay to Neutron, Neutrino and Positron, Positron -> Electron annihilation -> Gamma -> detection.

This is using an existing source of positrons, beta radiation.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Positron_emission

The non-trivial stuff is making anti-atoms. That's quite difficult.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antimatter#Artificial_production

Comment: What is the source? (Score 3, Insightful) 501

by xenophrak (#28646487) Attached to: Korean DDoS Bots To Self-Destruct
Over at Yahoo ( http://tech.yahoo.com/news/ap/20090710/ap_on_hi_te/as_skorea_cyber_attack ) they are reporting that there are only 86 IP addresses causing the outages:

"SEOUL, South Korea -
Cyber attacks that caused a wave of Web site outages in the U.S. and South Korea
used 86 IP addresses in 16 countries, South Korea's spy agency told lawmakers
Friday, amid suspicions North Korea was behind the effort."

Now, I'm a little skeptical that they didn't mean ISP instead of IP, but if it is true that there are only 86 hosts generating this much fanfare, then the network admins should be strung up with cat6 for not just blackholing these punks at the edge router. I guess we get the best govt. IT we can afford, right?

You have a tendency to feel you are superior to most computers.

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