Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Bits and Pieces - December 15, 2009

Men are veiling themselves in a protest against the government's treatment of women in Iran. Gender-related, not-illegal actions may be a way to undermine the government's authority.

A photographic tour through the Volgodonsk Nuclear Power Plant. A couple of corrections: The photo (about a quarter of the way down) with the caption "That thing is located deep inside into the reactor; that’s where clusters with uranium fuel are loaded" is of a fuel assembly. It's similar to those in many reactors and worth a look if you don't know what a fuel assembly looks like. A little further down, the "huge thing" in the powerhouse hall is a generator, not a reactor. (h/t to Adam Rofer)

Why James Chartrand Wears Women’s Underpants. Sigh.

Olaf Otto Becker: Greenland Melting

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