Skin Horse by Shaenon K. Garrity and Jeffrey C. Wells

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  1. Three Steps Over Japan

    Three Steps Over Japan said, about 1 year ago

    Wow, that was a fast mission. Sweetheart can now report back on where reactor #3 is. Nick can try putting it in some lead shielding that isn’t cracked and peeling off, if he wants the additional unpaid overtime…

  2. Three Steps Over Japan

    Three Steps Over Japan said, about 1 year ago

    @SeaFox10

    …come true!

  3. Tân Coul

    Tân Coul said, about 1 year ago

    Cherenkov radiation is just mind-bending when you first have it explained to you… http://www.astronomycast.com/2013/04/ep-289-cherenkov-radiation/

  4. Pequod77

    Pequod77 GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    Cherenkov radiation or no, Unity seems to have found a little joy and magic in the Meadow, which is worth the bother of the “special outfit.”

  5. Andrew_C

    Andrew_C said, about 1 year ago

    Is it OK to mention that Shaenon and Jeff are holding a Kickstarter to print Volume 4 of Skin Horse? Find it at http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/250007708/skin-horse-volume-4

  6. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, about 1 year ago

    Cherenkov radiation is that blue glow you see at nuclear power plant cooling ponds.

  7. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, about 1 year ago

    Fraser: I think the big key here is that they are the most energetic events that we see in the universe. It’s the same thing with x-rays, with gamma rays, and with cosmic rays. By every measurement you are at eleven with them.


    Pamela: (Laughs) Yes


    Fraser: Normally if we didn’t have our atmosphere these events would be killing us with radiation… so thanks atmosphere. We need spacecrafts to view them.


    Pamela: Right, and even with spacecrafts we can’t detect the Cherenkov radiation that comes from things like neutrinos passing through the various heavy water detectors we have on the surface of the planet. Cherenkov radiation is one of those amazing things that can be used both in astrophysics, in particle physics and in a variety of other subjects that are beyond what we can talk about in just these 30 minutes. Just focusing on those two different applications: Cherenkov radiation is how the Super Kamiokande reactor in Japan is able to detect neutrinos from our sun and neutrinos being emitted in a variety of nuclear reactors. What’s really actually kind of awesome, to me at least, it can differentiate between the different types of neutrinos based on how crisp the doughnuts of emitted light are as these neutrinos create the Cherenkov radiation with a neutron neutrino it creates this beautiful crisp doughnut of light that can get detected, whereas an electron neutrino because it creates multiple propagating cones where it triggers things that trigger things that trigger things that creates fuzzy doughnuts of light. Just looking at the type of radiation that’s created starts to tell us a story of what created it. This isn’t just a way to detect high energy stuff, it’s a way to detect and differentiate between different types of high energy stuff.


    Fraser: So then there are a few Cherenkov radiation detector facilities set up around the world right? There’s the Pierre Auger…

  8. ujean

    ujean said, about 1 year ago

    I’ll take the rad suit with the happy fun bunnies. Just don’t sing the “Safety Song” while I’m putting it on.

  9. Three Steps Over Japan

    Three Steps Over Japan said, about 1 year ago

    @Andrew_C

    Yes, it’s ok. And mention it as often as is necessary to get people to help out.

  10. Three Steps Over Japan

    Three Steps Over Japan said, about 1 year ago

    @Pequod77

    “Unity seems to have found a little joy and magic in the Meadow, which is worth the bother of the “special outfit.””

    Unity’s the only one on the team that doesn’t need a suit (and they all seem to come in S sizes, anyway).

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