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    Lightbulb Russian Scientists Discover Radiation-absorbing Mineral ("Number 27-4")

    Russian scientists in the Khibinsky Mountains in the Arctic Circle have made an important scientific discovery. They've found a new mineral which absorbs radiation.

    It does not yet have an official name and is known only as number 27-4. It can absorb radioactivity from liquid nuclear waste.

    "It can extract radioactive substances from any water-based solution and so has a very important practical significance," said Yakov Pakhomovsky, the head of the Kolsky Research Institute.



    After coming into contact with the mineral, radioactive water becomes completely safe. Had this mineral been available to physicists after the Chernobyl or Three Mile Island disasters, the consequences might have been very different, as both accidents resulted in contamination from radioactive water.

    However, it is not as simple as it sounds. Scientists say they need tonnes of it and so far they have only discovered a few grammes. But they are confident that they can chemically reproduce it on a much larger scale.

    "We need to learn its properties and so that chemists can reproduce it on an unlimited scale," said Grigory Ivanyuk, from the Kolsky Research Institute.

    Every year ten new minerals are discovered in the Arctic Circle, and one third of all worldwide mineral discoveries are on the Kolsky Peninsula.

    The latest find may prove to be extremely significant for the nuclear industry.


    Source: http://www.russiatoday.ru/news/news/13304


    Possible Usage of it would be a powerful abosrber of radiation, shielding can be less dense, so nuclear-reactors would be smaller. That means it can build closer to communities without any danger.




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    Wow this is a good find. I wasn't aware that 1/3rd of all worldwide mineral discoveries were in the Kola peninsula.

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    Does anyone else notice that reports of technological innovations and discoveries of various phenomena from Russia seem overly optimistic at first and then one hardly ever hears of it anymore?

    If this discovery is true, great. There is no caution or "it needs to be extensively studied first", though.

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    I think the same phenomenon is evident is reports of "technological innovations" (this would fall more under something like "mineral discovery") from around the globe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Outdoorsman View Post
    Does anyone else notice that reports of technological innovations and discoveries of various phenomena from Russia seem overly optimistic at first and then one hardly ever hears of it anymore?
    Why should they tell the folk every 2 weeks about it like our western media does?
    It's only necessary to mention again when they have started working with it and try to create something.


    Don't ever think that the scientists tell everything to the media. Even more in military cases, it would be dull of a country to spread the news about their newest weapon on TV.




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    Lets hope some finns reproduce a bunch and make our cell phones out of this material so we all don't get cancer. These russians tested cellphone radiation:

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