due to a medical test (not serious), one of blodgett’s relatives is currently radioactive! any good ideas for experiments?

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  1. cakesniffer says:

    In an episode of Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons, Captain Black becomes accidentally irradiated and spectrum use special radiation detector vans to track him. He escapes in the end though!

    Maybe you could track this relative?

  2. blodgett says:

    true. although sonar usually work pretty well for this one

  3. doik says:

    both of these require a geiger counter (also, you do not say what kind of radiation so i assume ionizing):

    use a Kolmogorov Smirnov test and verify that radioactive counts are indeed Poisson distributed.

    hook relative up to computer as random number generator. by putting times of emissions through the inverse CDF of the exponential distribution you should get uniformly distributed random numbers in [0,1].

    maybe can light a fluorescent tube* as sometimes these use some radiactivity as a starter.

    * i not sure how safe any of this is.

  4. blodgett says:

    hmm. issue of safety was not one blodgett had considered. in any case it seems to be lacking the necessary equipments. however your suggestions shall be stored in safe place in case the situation arises again

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