Browsing Archive: February, 2012

Cyclotrons & Isotopes

Posted by on Tuesday, February 21, 2012,

There has been an interesting announcement from one of the teams at the TRIUMF national laboratory on the subject of medical isotope production. They are claiming that they have been able to produce a radioactive isotope known as Technetium-99m in a particle accelerator / cyclotron instead of a nuclear reactor. If there results hold up to scrutiny (which they should) and if it is economical, this could have a major impact on medical physics and on government policies on nuclear reactors.


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The Loquino Project

Posted by Chris Bird on Friday, February 3, 2012,
I just got word that the Loquino project is completed now and was even mentioned on both the Make blog and the Arduino Forum. For those who aren't aware, this was a project that Mark Wilson developed combining two of my favorite things - my Grandiloquent Dictionary project and an Arduino microcontroller board to make an interesting little program.

Check it out, and if you have an Arduino board test it out. 


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Dr. Christopher S. Bird I am a physicist recently graduated from the University of Victoria, with a doctorate in theoretical physics. I also have training in mathematics, engineering and computer programming.

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