Swedish man caught trying to split atoms at home

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  1. Kunal Biswas

    Kunal Biswas Member of the Year 2011 Moderator

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    Swedish man caught trying to split atoms at home!


    STOCKHOLM (AP) — 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:hail: and kept a blog about his experiments, describing how he created a small meltdown on his stove.
    Only later did he realize it might not be legal and sent a question to Sweden's Radiation Authority, which answered by sending the police.
    "I have always been interested in physics and chemistry," Handl said, adding he just wanted to "see if it's possible to split atoms at home.":rolleyes:
    The police raid took place in late July, but police have refused to comment. If convicted, Handl could face fines or up to two years in prison.
    Although he says police didn't detect dangerous levels of radiation in his apartment, he now acknowledges the project wasn't such a good idea.


    "From now on, I will stick to the theory," he said.:hail:
    Swedish man caught trying to split atoms at home - Yahoo! News



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    Well the first man to split atoms too had a make shift lab. I guess the times are bad to experiment such things at home.
     
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    kitchen nukes..................
     
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    that would be bhabiji the day she gets her hands on your search history.
     
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    wow .. dare to dare. Give it to the man :)
     
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    Kodos for homebrew scientific temperament.
     
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    Virendra Moderator Moderator

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    Yeah, must be a Murdoch kind of guy from "A Team" :D if you've seen that movie.
     
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    May be trying to nuke his wife/GF. lol
     
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    Got to give it to the man. :lol: Getting a reactor at home! That too when Sweden has more than surplus electricity!! hahaha!
     

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