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.
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