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Man Arrested After Trying To Build Nuclear Reactor at Home

A man from Sweden was arrested after it was discovered he was trying to split atoms and build a nuclear reactor in his kitchen. He also blogged about his experiments the whole time.

Richard Handl kept radioactive elements radium, americium and uranium in his apartment, but he was arrested only after he had sent a question to Sweden’s Radiation Authority, asking whether what he was doing is legal.

“I wanted to see if it’s possible to split atoms at home,” Handl said. While it may be possible, it certainly is not legal under Sweden’s law, and Handl may be looking at two years in prison.

Handl’s blog — still available at richardsreactor.blogspot.com — describes his efforts in detail: obtaining hard-to get materials, trying to create nuclear fission and even having a small “meltdown” in his kitchen after trying to “cook Americium, Radium and Beryllium in 96% sulphuric-acid”.

Handl describes details of his arrest calmly and objectively.

“I was ordered by the police to get out of the building with my hands up, then three men came, with geiger-counters and searched me. Then I was placed in a police-car, when Radiation Safety Authory went into my apartment with very advanced measure-tools. So, my project is canceled,” he wrote in the blog.

[via AP]

by Stan Schroeder for Mashable

Companies hiring this month

15 companies hiring in August 2011:

We are properly to the better half of the Year and most job seekers have got a single aim on the heads: Get a new work. Thankfully, in accordance with CareerBuilder’s midyear forecast, possibilities are usually on the rise among now and also year’s conclusion. For instance, 47 % of organizations intend to employ brand new staff by the end of 2011, as well as 50 % of most organizations point out their particular businesses are experiencing a lack in abilities.

Those two conclusions already are great indicators with regard to job seekers, however they are better still whenever it becomes clear that for the prior ten sectors, employers have always employed more staff as compared to they will anticipated. When background is actually any kind of signal, we could notice the number of organisations selecting inside the leftover 5 weeks of the season end up being also greater than anticipated.

Nevertheless, jobs will not merely land on your front doorstep. Inquire any job hunters and also they will let you know: The job search is work. A few are more difficult than others, depending on the business and location. Right up until we try to help to make people work property on your own front doorstep, we all can at least level an individual in direction of companies that are hiring in August.

Amedisys Home Health
Industry: Home health
Sample job titles:  Occupational therapist, physical therapist, speech language pathologist, registered nurse, home health aide
Location: Nationwide

Ameristar Casinos, Inc.
Industry: Gaming and entertainment
Sample job titles: Beverage server, security officer, food and beverage
Location: Blackhawk, Col., St. Charles, Mo., East Chicago, Ind., Kansas City, Vicksburg, Miss., Council Bluff, Iowa, Jackpot, Nev., Las Vegas

Armchem International
Industry: Manufacturing and wholesale distributor
Sample job titles: Outside sales, inside sales
Locations: Baltimore, New York, Boston, Atlanta, Nashville, Birmingham, N.H., N.C., S.C., Fla.

The Bartech Group
Industry: Engineering, information technology, finance and accounting
Sample job titles: Product engineer, electronic technician, scientist, manufacturing engineer, tech analyst
Location: Mich., N.J., Calif., Ga.

Burnett Staffing
Industry:  Generalist
Sample job titles: Senior metallurgist/materials engineer, marketing coordinator, manufacturing engineering manager
Location: Texas

Career Systems Development
Industry: Education
Sample job titles:  Residential advisors, instructors, cooks, drivers, alcohol and drug counselors, counselors, administrative assistant, accounting managers, security officers
Location: San Diego, San Jose, New Haven, New Orleans, Cassadaga, N.Y., Limestone, Maine, Bangor, Maine, Laredo, Texas, Rochester

Industry:  IT outsourcing
Sample job titles: Senior solutions architect, senior IT manager, enterprise territory sales
Location: Dallas, San Francisco, Los Angeles

Delta Airlines
Industry: Aviation
Sample job titles: Flight attendants
Location: Atlanta, Minneapolis, New York

Examination Management Services
Industry: Insurance
Sample job titles: Nurse practitioner
Location: Ohio, Pennsylvania, Florida, Alabama

GLC Group
Industry: Staffing/recruiting for health care, IT, finance, engineering, government
Sample job titles: Health care sales representative, health care sales representative, pharmacy technician
Location: Mich., Va., Fla., Calif.

Multiband USA
Industry: Telecommunications
Sample job titles: Satellite installation technician, call center manager, business intelligence designer, general manager
Location: Nationwide

NEW Customer Service Companies, Inc.
Customer service
Sample job titles: Customer service representative call center, customer service representative – work at home
Location: Nationwide

Oak Ridge Associated Universities, Maryland Office
Industry: Government (military, science, technology, engineering, mathematics and public health)
Sample job titles: Mechanical engineer, nuclear engineer, chemical engineer, aerospace engineer, environmental engineer, microbiologist, epidemiologist, historian, anthropologist
Location: Nationwide

Industry: Health care
Sample job titles: HHA, CNA, RN care manager, LPN, director of professional relations, director of nursing, LCSW care manager
Location: Nationwide

XSport Fitness
Industry: Fitness, health care
Sample job titles: Personal trainers, managers, salon/spa professionals, sales
Location: Chicago, New York, Washington, D.C. Metro/Va.

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