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Researchers use cosmic rays to see nuclear fuel inside reactor

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A team of researchers monitored muons at three locations outside an off-line nuclear plant in Ibaraki Prefecture, east of Tokyo, from February 2012 to December 2013

They should have started this in March or April of 2011. This isn't new technology. Los Alamos National Laboratory was announcing the use of muons to detect nuclear material back in 2005. Still, better late than never.

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this is most fascinating technology. i think i'll have some muons with my breakfast tomorrow hahahaha

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...they were able to obtain a clear visual picture of the fuel, they said.

So....!? Where is it?

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Pictures or it never happened.

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I get it. It's like taking a very slow star photograph but in this case downwards. Hope it's useful

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Here is to Hoping TEPCO agrees to using this technology in their work..

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It sounds like an interesting technology that surely can be used at other accident sites too.

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So this was already available put in New Mexico (Los Alamos, Sandia, White Sands) but Tepco is finally gonna use it????? WTF???!!!

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