The Most Radioactive Site in NYC with MiniPIX

Ryan Mandelbaum, a writer at, 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.

The site of the old Wolf-Alport chemical company in New York City
MiniPIX - miniaturised photon counting camera

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


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