Thursday, August 4, 2011

Today in Terrible Ideas: Home Fission

Posted By on Thu, Aug 4, 2011 at 12:00 PM

I applaud the home science hobbyist, trying to understand the universe on his own, outside the bounds of fancy universities and their safety standards, but perhaps when you're blogging about a mini-meltdown, that might be a sign that you've gone too far:

A Swedish man who was arrested after trying to split atoms in his kitchen said Wednesday he was only doing it as a hobby.

Richard Handl told The Associated Press 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.

The 31-year-old Handl 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.

Tags: , , , ,

Comments

Showing 1-1 of 1

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-1 of 1

Add a comment

More by Dan Gibson

Today | Fri | Sat | Sun | Mon | Tue | Wed
Hip Hop Yoga

Hip Hop Yoga @ Floor Polish

Saturdays, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

All of today's events | Staff Picks

Staff Pick

Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum Cool Summer Nights

Beat Arizona heat and enjoy a family-friendly outing during the Desert Museum’s Cool Summer Nights. The stunning… More

@ Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum Saturdays, 5-10 p.m. Continues through Sept. 2 2021 N. Kinney Road.

» More Picks

Submit an Event Listing

Popular Content

  1. Dr. Word Says: Trump Tries His Hand at Poetry (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  2. Flake Loves Him Some Cruzcare (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  3. Community Unites to Support India Oven (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  4. Sunny Needs a Home (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  5. Dems Ask Judge To Knock Indie Candidate from November City Council Ballot (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)

© 2017 Tucson Weekly | 7225 Mona Lisa Rd. Ste. 125, Tucson AZ 85741 | (520) 797-4384 | Powered by Foundation