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Photo of the Week: What Do Airborne Radioactive Particles Taste Like?

February 8, 2013 - 1:40pm

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At Sandia National Laboratories, researchers have developed pods that can survey and "taste" radioactive particles without exposing a human crew to nuclear hazards. The three pods, when attached to aerial vehicles, can collect and analyze airborne radioactive particles to track and source gases that can identify a nuclear bomb’s origins. Learn more about the <a href="http://share.sandia.gov/news/resources/news_releases/airborne_pods/" target="_blank">particulate-collection system</a>. | Photo courtesy of Randy Montoya/Sandia National Laboratories.

At Sandia National Laboratories, researchers have developed pods that can survey and "taste" radioactive particles without exposing a human crew to nuclear hazards. The three pods, when attached to aerial vehicles, can collect and analyze airborne radioactive particles to track and source gases that can identify a nuclear bomb’s origins. Learn more about the particulate-collection system. | Photo courtesy of Randy Montoya/Sandia National Laboratories.

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