Xkcd depleted Uranium

Not sure why the page says depleted Uranium. I think they were natural uranium, which is radioactive. Rocbolt's reference supports this Arnold Chiari II 21:26, 16 January 2015 (UTC) Depleted uranium is nearly pure U-238, which is radioactive, but has a half-life 6X longer than U-235

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  1. The A-10 Warthog is built around a 30 mm cannon that fires depleted uranium rounds, 65 of them per second. I heard from someone who worked on the flight controls a long time ago, that when the cannon is fired it provides more thrust than the engines
  2. utes. Uranium-234 is also an alpha emitter, meaning it decays into Thorium-230 and helium. Thorium-230 decays into helium and Radon-226, which has a half life of around one and a half thousand years. (And for those who are picky and obsessive like me, yes, there would be small quantities of other elements produced by things like spontaneous fission and cluster decay, but I'm keeping.
  3. In a complete nuclear cycle breeders take uranium and turn it in to power, plutonium and fissile waste. Then a burner reactor takes the fissile waste and converts it to power and depleted waste
  4. One formulation has a composition of 99.25% by mass of depleted uranium and 0.75% by mass of titanium, but there is a debate regarding the isotopic composition or the uranium that is used because of the findings of non depleted uranium in battlefields. Please tell me where does that violate ANY Wikipedia policy
  5. The specifics of the situation I'm thinking of are a slug the size/shape of the Chrysler building made out of depleted uranium and titanium traveling at .6c on an orbit tangent to Earth's but about 30-45 degrees inclined from Earth's orbital plane, but I'm interested in similar scenarios just as well. hard-science modern-age. Share. Improve this question. Follow asked May 6 '15 at 11:15.
  6. g my Geiger counter is reasonably accurate (last calibrated in 84 I believe, yes it is a bit out of date), this puts of at most around 4 milliroentgen per hour peak (when the meter is right against the thickest quantity of the mantle)
  7. From the book What If? of XKCD when talking about super strong winds: The flying debris would pulverize anything that wasn't nuclear-hardened. What does nuclear-hardened mean? The closest result from Google for this term is Radiation hardening. But radiation hardening simply means making a device withstand-able in high radiation environment. The context doesn't mention anything about radiation, or radiation wind (if it even exists), just air wind

Depleted uranium is a mixture of the same three uranium isotopes, except that it has very little 234 U and 235 U. It is less radioactive than natural uranium. Enriched uranium is more radioactive than natural uranium. The less radioactive and non-fissile uranium-238 constitutes the main component of depleted uranium. (wikipedia.org depleted uranium is favored for the penetrator because it is self-sharpening and pyrophoric. On impact with a hard target, such as an armoured vehicle, the nose of the rod fractures in such a way that it remains sharp. The impact and subsequent release of heat energy causes it to disintegrate to dust and burn when it reaches air because of its pyrophoric properties (compare to ferrocerium.

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  2. Since The 1940 S Uranium And Later Depleted Uranium Was Used In Producing The Glazes And Pigments For Porcelain Dentures The Actual Amount Added Is Relatively Small And Is Only One Component Of The Coloring Of The Dentures Uranium Was Chosen Because It Has A Subtle Fluorescent Quality And Aids In Creating A Natural Looking Glow And Color To The False Teeth Thousands Of Such Dentures Were Made.
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  4. Uranium metal can be up 28% beta particle, which can be blocked by sandbags or a thick brick wall. Depleted uranium contains almost no beta particle radiation. Uranium ore lacks the purity of uranium metal and usually more beta particles than depleted unranium but not much more though it's purity and composition are naturally variant
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  6. - Uranium ammo (machine gun ammo and tank shells) made from depleted uranium pellets. The machine gun ammo is strong enough to stay relevant at all stages of the game. - Reactor balance is different (or not broken). A fully maxed out reactor can produce a consistent 10MW. - Uranium pellets are more plentiful
  7. Depleted uranium (DU) is uranium primarily composed of the isotope uranium-238 (U-238). Natural uranium is about 99.27 percent U-238, 0.72 percent U-235, and 0.0055 percent U-234. U-235 is used for fission in nuclear reactors and nuclear weapons. Uranium is enriched in U-235 by separating the isotopes by mass. The byproduct of enrichment, called depleted uranium or DU, contains less than one.

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MSR can use LWR waste as fuel; some MSR configurations can even use the 215,000kg depleted uranium left over from making enriched uranium. No reprocessing needed, put the uranium, plutonium and. There was a long pause before the first beam of depleted uranium hit the rock beneath them. Hermione could feel the impact in her inner ear as the roar of sound and air and dust blasted into the five mounted witches and wizard. They were quite high up but then, it was quite an impact. Harry had told her about the idea, gifted to him by science fiction The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress, by Robert.

Only solution here is either carbide or depleted uranium tipped bullets. Posted: 1/17/2016 11:49:24 AM EDT Heating while travelling through the air is factor, but the fact you just applied considerable amount of heat to the tail of the projo also plays into it Thorium is nowhere near as dangerous as uranium anyway - that's why the US chose not to continue research into the construction of thorium-based nuclear reactors, way back in the 1960s. They simply couldn't be used to produce the materials required to manufacture nuclear weapons, so the use of thorium was discarded. The pity is that thorium reactors (unlike uranium based ones) CANNOT blow up. XKCD: rarely funny, sometimes hilarious Remarkably close to the beliefs of actual 9/11 deniers, many of whom admit that the United States really does have enemies abroad, but still insist that George Bush had to concoct the most elaborate hoax in history in order to invade a couple of third-world countries, such as the United States invades every couple of years or so. Posted by Neighborhood. Check out the alt text on today's XKCD comic: For those who couldn't be bothered to mouse over, the alt text reads: Wikipedia trivia: if you take any article, click on the first link in the article text not in parentheses or italics, and then repeat, you will eventually end up at 'Philosophy.' I gave it a shot with the article featured in the comic (spark plug) and, sure enough, i

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Depleted Uranium - Far Worse Than 9/11. In 1979, depleted uranium (DU) particles escaped from the National Lead Industries factory near Albany, N.Y. ,which was manufacturing DU weapons for the U.S military. The particles traveled 26 miles and were discovered in a laboratory filter by Dr. Leonard Dietz, a nuclear physicist. This discovery led to a shut down of the factory in 1980, for. If they have to stop using cadmium, antimony or barium, they'll probably turn to depleted uranium, Posted by rifqi rafsanjani at 4:43 PM. Email This BlogThis! Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Share to Pinterest. Labels:. A new study finds the health risks from inhaling airborne particles of depleted uranium are very low. The Capstone study found that even servicemembers in armored vehicles hit by DU munitions would still not suffer health risks from inhaling the particles. Of course, officials said, they would certainly have other problems if their tank o

For references XKCD's radiation chart is a really good reference that has stood up to my random verification tests. For some radioactive materials the radiation risk is so minimal that the stuff will cause more trouble from a heavy metal poisoning point of view than from a radiation point of view. One example is depleted uranium, that stuff is almost pure 238U whose halflife is so long (1/3. Stuff like loiter times to find the tank, risk to pilots. I bet pilots are the most expensive component in the aircraft. Wikipedia says a helfire is $68,000 usd. Say you fit 8 on an aricraft, how many depleted uranium rounds must you have to take out 8 targets (and account for misses). That takes logistics to move, occupies room A couple years ago when YouTube was young, I posted a US Army training video, Depleted Uranium Hazard Awareness.It has received far more traffic than I expected -- over 50,000 views -- and I am very happy to report that a good chunk of those viewings are from troops in the field

As of last night I've accumulated around 10 refined uranium, and about 10x that in depleted variety. Questions to ya'all: 1) At what point should I consider using this uranium for power? (How much should I have to start) 2) Should I look into a Breeder reactor first since I'll have so much of the depleted uranium initially an udge and a wink Just remember that the takeaway lesson from The Faultless Painter is that perfection isn't, and love is separate from achievement One more thing: Depleted Uranium. If we are in Iraq for the good of the Iraqis then why are well destroying their environment? Because we don't care about them. We care about oil and manufacturing consent. This is all disjointed but I wanted to get a few things out there

So I can forget about that low powered laser pointer, cross-bow or depleted uranium rod, but electrical goods not rated for our supply and/or not approved with some sort of tick mark is OK. Vintage too. Jaycar or Dick Smith will sell me a big step-down transformer to run all manner of appliances. But once I've plugged the honking big heavy step-down transformer into the supply, it is no longer. PTI reports:. In a major catch for Navi Mumbai Police, three persons have been arrested on charges of illegal possession of five kgs of depleted uranium (DU) even as Atomic Energy Regulatory Board said that the seized material did not pose any radiological hazard or security threat

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Lefty Blogs williampfaff ++ ++ Russian News ++ seaton-newslinks. USA expat in Europe ++ bilegrip Asu spleen ++ us-rockstroh a rant, not a blog ++ aboutmyplanet eco ++ sfgate ++ crookedtimber+ Depleted uranium was originally stored as an unusable waste product ( uranium hexafluoride ) in the hope that improved enrichment processes could extract additional quantities of the fissionable U-235 isotope . (wikipedia.org) The present invention relates to a thermal process for the conversion of uranium hexafluoride (UF 6 ) to give solid uranium oxide (essentially UO 2 ) and hydrogen. Johnson can be found scouring the beaches of Rincón, where a nuclear power plant operated until the 1970s, or collecting soil samples in Vieques, where depleted uranium residue remained for years following an artillery firing range run by the U.S. Navy. These problems have been investigated very little, says Johnson. It takes a lot of dedication and is really labor intensive. You get.

Santa has started giving the especially naughty children depleted uranium for Christmas. 2:57 PM Lance said... Who's naughty now? 4:47 PM CBrulee said... Take that, you reindeer-strafing pigeons! 4:54 PM Jody Leavell said... I guess we know who IS naughty now! 8:00 PM Allan R. Bevere said... What happens to naughty children after Santa runs out of coal. 10:02 PM Rick said... Santa knows. I understand this to be an accusation of the deployment of depleted uranium shells from their tanks. But, as the article I linked to states, this accusation has no evidence whatsoever to back it. DU shells are fairly radioactive but they are not nearly dangerous enough to cause the sort of bizarre injuries reported. I consider it far more likely that they have been using phosphorous muntiions. Actually, It would exploded, not in a thermal nuclear detonation but in depleted uranium's own special way. wikipedia Depleted uranium is favored for the penetrator because it is self-sharpening[34] and flammable.[29] On impact with a hard target, such as an armored vehicle, the nose of the rod fractures in such a way that it remains sharp.[34] The impact and subsequent release of heat. The faux Pax Americana brought us unprovoked wars, illegal coups, regime changes, shock and awe, ultra-right wing or jihadi proxy armies, cluster bombs, depleted uranium, agent orange, CIA backed mujahideen, death squads, torture, assassinations, extraordinary renditions, black sites, Guantanamo, drone wars, big brother and the surveillance state, the list goes on

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  1. A fact I enjoyed pointing out during the great Depleted-Uranium-Iraqi-Cancer-Cluster campaigns of the mid-1990's, led by the usual suspects such as John Pilger. One of the endless claims was that during Gulf War I the US had dropped 900 tons of depleted uranium in the country: the horror, the horror. The other half-truth as a lie that I've always loved is when people making the.
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  4. Cannons that are mounted on a warship are able to fire a 600-ton ferric-tungsten projectile with a depleted uranium core at 30 kilometers per second, and cannons mounted on orbital platforms fire a 3000-ton projectile at 12,000 kilometers per second. They cause massive damage due to the sheer kinetic energy the shell had. In a Halo: Reach mission (Sword Base), you see a Covenant Corvette being.
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In the history of man, technologies came along very slowly, and people were well adapted to the last before the next came along. We are still simple people, farmers and craftsmen and shepherds, merchants and brigands and warriors. But now we have GM crops, production lines, share markets and depleted uranium shells. We have been so eager to. This wiki is a collaborative resource for information about the Geometry Dash series and is maintained by the contributions of fans. Feel free to create an account and join the community I read an article yesterday (sorry, no link) that said the youngest of the three, Noriaki Imai, 18 years old, was a recent high school grad who went to Iraq to study the effects of depleted uranium. Now, what is a 'recent high school grad' doing that for? It implies that he's really very bright, but if he was that bright maybe he'd realize that he shouldn't be doing it while a war is in progress Trust me, if I had the money (and legal ability) to get a military grade Humvee with roof mounted machine gun and loaded with armor piercing depleted uranium rounds, I would. As it is, I'm reduced to keeping a constant vigil and wondering which of my other fellow drivers will attempt to kill me today

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  2. In the second stage, plutonium reprocessed from the spent fuel of the PHWRs, depleted uranium and thorium kept in the blanket form will be used as fuel to power a series of breeder reactors. Thorium used in the breeders gets converted into uranium-233, a fissile material. In the third stage, reactors will use thorium and uranium-233 to generate electricity. Thus, the three stages are inter.
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  4. I don't know about incredibly strong, but I know that depleted uranium is incredibly dense. Of course, if you're creating a fictional element, you can easily give it the first three properties, based on uranium, and then handwave #4 and #5 somehow. Share. Improve this answer. Follow edited Jul 12 '17 at 12:18. answered Jul 12 '17 at 11:14. F1Krazy F1Krazy. 13.8k 5 5 gold badges 43 43 silver.
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  2. ants in nearly all drinking water globally from depleted uranium wars used widely since they were introduced by Israel in 1973 in the Arab-Israeli war (Yom Kippur war) - Kissinger gave it to the Israelis to use for the first time on the battlefield. The US has also introduced fission products from nuclear bombs,
  3. Depleted uranium is about as dense as you can go while still being able to get your hands on practical amounts. If your bullet is twice as dense as the wall, you'll get two bullet-lengths in before running out of steam. Click to expand... Click to shrink... Newton'a Impact Depth Approximation! (Thank you, XKCD, for teaching me such interesting trivia.) 4 Jackercracks In a British accent. Jan 6.
  4. Initiate fission in a depleted (U-238) jacket ; A pure fission weapon is typically in the 20 kiloton range. A boosted fission weapon weapon could go up to an upper limit 1 megaton. The first thermonuclear weapon, Mike was 10 megatons, and the largest one ever detonated was the Soviet Tsar Bomba, which was designed to achieve 100 MT, but only achieved 50 MT because the depleted uranium jacket.
  5. Mostly gamma and beta from Cesium 137, which makes up the lion's share of the remaining activity. Beta from Strontium 90 is also a concern for the public. But these isotopes will be basically gone in 300 years. There are also alpha emitters like P..
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In Real Life, a metal is an element of the periodic table which belongs to one of certain groups/columns and has a specific type crystal lattice with free electrons. note In fiction, especially fantasy, a metal is shiny stuff with wonderful properties like super strength, lightness, magic resistance and so on, often not resembling any of the metals found in the periodic table One had to read far down the page to discover that said experiment shut down because it had processed all of it's samples and finally depleted it's battery power. And by the way gotten 150% of anticipated results as we had managed to run not only all the scheduled samples, but all the backups and spares brought along as just in case. Matter of a different experiment failing early on freeing up. May 26, 2019 - Explore William Clark's board CBRN on Pinterest. See more ideas about firefighter humor, fire life, firefighter art DEPLETED URANIUM MIXED WITH PLUTONIUM IS BEING SPREAD ALL OVER THE WORLD, VIA DU WEAPONS But this one nuclear industry sponsored insanity and Catch 22 example is not an isolated incident at just one location. This same type of thing is happening GLOBALLY, all over the world, in many heavily radiation contaminated places, many of which the US military or government is responsible for creating.

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And what would these same physicists--if you may know--say about the use of depleted uranium used on weaponry by the MIC? Thankyou March 28, 2011 at 3:56 AM Post a Comment. Newer Post Older Post Home. Subscribe to: Post Comments (Atom) Featured Post . TEN YEARS OLD: QUANTUM TANTRA BLOG. Ten Years Old Quantum Tantra Blog is now 10 years old. Happy Birthday, old friend! During its life QTB has. So much for armored steel . . . The US Navy's experimental electromagnetic railgun is well known by now. There's a new round for it known as the Hyper Velocity Projectile. You can read about it here, and see it being tested in the second half of the video clip below

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