Monday, 8 August 2011

Half-baked Science

Couldn't ignore the recent news story about a man in Sweden who tried to make a nuclear reactor in his kitchen.

Actually, I was alerted to it by Professor Poliakoff who emailed me from his holiday (is he ever really on holiday!!?).

His email said: "Have arrived safely at the hotel. En route, we heard the story on Radio 4 (PM programme) of the Swedish guy who tried to boil americium, radium and another radioactive element in sulfuric acid on his kitchen stove! I thought that you might be able to get Steve Liddle to do a short video about it?"

Steve (an expert on uranium) agreed, and here's the quick video we did: