- July 25, 2017
The Most Radioactive Site in NYC with MiniPIX
Ryan Mandelbaum, a writer at Gizmodo.com, visited the most radioactive site in New York City - the site of the old Wolff-Alport Chemical Company, now an auto repair garage and an EPA superfund site. With him he had Advacam's MiniPIX USB particle camera.
According to Mandelbaum, the MiniPIX is "teeny and deceptively simple to use. If you’re in space, you’ve just survived a nuclear apocalypse, or you’re a physics fan interested in how much radiation hits you on a daily basis, it’s about as fun as a product can get."
The MiniPIX is a plug-and-play Geiger counter for your laptop, but it takes pictures of the radiation that passes through its 256 by 256-pixel TimePix detector. Ryan Mandelbaum tested out several objects before the site in NYC, e.g airport security scanner, in an airplane, an old smoke detector, and a banana - yes, you are reading this right!
If you want to read more about the amazing detector and how Mandelbaum's test turned out