In addition to being South Pole Station’s bartender, my actual job (the reason I was sent to the bottom of the Earth) was as the science/cryogenics technician. It was my job to take care of all the liquid helium and liquid nitrogen and make sure all the cryogenic equipment on the telescopes stayed in good …
While I like to keep my discussions here coffee, beer, and historical science related some things just can’t be ignored especially when people keep poking me for answers. So, I have some thoughts that are quite lacking in insobriety. First, I am not a nuclear engineer, contrary to how more than a few people have …
Herr Direktor Funranium shares a brief history of the Goiania Radiological Accident and some thoughts about hazard communication.
The long absent “Origins of Funranium” post from the Iteration I website returns.
Herr Direktor Funranium issues a challenge for you to assess what is important in your life.
Herr Direktor Funranium shares another Antarctic moment and salutes the astronauts who made for a very special, though sad, memory.
Herr Direktor Funranium cannot encourage you enough to go to the Atomic Testing Museum
The non-Atomic Testing Museum half of Herr Direktor Funranium’s Vegas adventures.
Sometimes all that time playing on and researching about volcanoes pays off.
Rather than talk about Las Vegas adventures, Herr Direktor Funranium shares with you a slice of life from Amundsen-South Pole Station, circa-December 2002.
Herr Direktor Funranium has a grand day out exploring in the land of Big Science. Many pictures in here, so brace for slow loading.
The quote of the trip so far: “I think that in the depth of winter, Australians have forgotten what summer is like and what it does to beer. This thing is brilliant. How many thousand have you sold to Queensland?”