Swedish blogger splits atoms in kitchen

 

Richard Handl was a keen blogger who  said that he had the radioactive elements radium, americium and uranium in his apartment in southern Sweden when police showed up and arrested him on charges of unauthorized possession of nuclear material.

 

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Handl, 31,  ran a blog  and said he had tried for months to set up a nuclear reactor at home and kept a blog about his experiments, describing how he created a small meltdown on his stove.

Handl said “I have always been interested in physics and chemistry,” and said he wanted to know if he could split atoms at home.

Handl’s blog — still available at richardsreactor.blogspot.com — describes his efforts in detail

 

Link : How atoms work

 

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