Back in the Atomic Age, the Marshall Islands served as America’s nuclear playground, because you can only explode so much in your own backyard before there ain’t no backyard left to explode. In all, the Pacific Proving Ground hosted 67 nuclear blasts, which produced at least 110,000 cubic yards of lethal nuclear debris, as well as soil which could only be considered fertile if the crop you’re raising is Fallout bosses. Thankfully, the U.S. disposed of all that in a safe and conscientious manner.

Nope, we just left it right there on Enewetak Atoll, though we did have the common decency to cover it up with something that looks like a football stadium, as is the American way. The massive concrete cap is known as the Runit Dome, though the slightly irradiated locals more accurately refer to it as the Tomb.

This was only a stopgap measure, of course, meant to keep the problem out of sight and mind until a more permanent solution could be settled upon. The more permanent solution settled upon was “not caring anymore,” so we left.

Hiroshima ‘Shadows’ And 4 Other Haunting Historical Remnants

anonymous asked:

what your opinion on the whole "junkrat is a racist because he hates omnics".. bc my friends always bring that up

im absolutely tired of seeing that argument. Omnics, in the overwatch universe are violent imperialists. They have killed people, destroyed homes, friends, and families.

As we know it, omnics are destroying’s homeland, Korea, and have turned zarya’s home into a war zone. They took the outback, and when the Australian Liberation Front fought back, caused the Omnium to blow up and turn it into an irradiated wasteland.

though we know they are being controlled by a god program, it only makes sense that having your home absolutely demolished, seeing friends and family die, and having your land taken by them due to their demands, that one would have animosity towarss them.

Omnics are the bad guys, and while there are a few good ones (zenyatta), it’s incredibly telling to see someone defending their actions as a whole.

/ omnic discourse

anonymous asked:

"I don't get how you can eat that" -Captain Chris Gavin (D6-99)

♚ — { “You eat irradiated junk food; you have absolutely no ground to stand on, boy.”
                    As if to further distressed the Synth, he popped another bite of grilled mantis into his mouth, making a show of chewing. The entire time, he keep direct eye contact with his ‘enemy’–only his ‘enemy’ because Dean refused to be insulted by a robot, goddammit.
            “Bunch of whiny children.” }


if I lived in the fallout universe I wouldn’t last, in a near death situation with a toilet right next to me I would NOT drink that bazillion year old irradiated piss water to heal & live I will die with dignity 


Monty Green rigged the system to irradiate level five and yet no one is talking about how that decision is going to affect him, how it makes him a self-sacrificial hero. Has Monty even taken a life before now?


remember in fallout 1 when the brotherhood sends you into an irradiated hellpit as an initiation test when you ask to join and are genuinely surprised when you come back alive because they only sent you there as a joke and fully expected you to die


Flow photochemistry, inspired by: Jonathan P. Knowles, Luke D. Elliott and Kevin I. Booker-Milburn;  Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2012, 8, 2025–2052.

It may look a bit weird, but it’s quite simple. At left there are two pumps what is used to circulate the reaction mixture between the flask at the middle and the UV lamp at the right. 

The flask in the middle is used as a “reference point” where analytical samples could be removed from the reaction mixture and it is also used to monitor the temperature of the reaction. The UV lamp at the right side is held in an ice bath and only a little contact time is allowed for the reaction mixture flow under the UV light. The short irradiation time is used to prevent overheating and the decomposition of the reactants. 

Important note that never-ever look in a strong UV source, I photographed the pictures with proper UV shielding.  

Things that confuse me in Fallout 4:

  • you can heal Nick Valentine…with a stimpack??
  • burnt and ruined books, empty lunchboxes and napkins somehow don’t count as “Junk” but functional circuit boards, biometric scanners and distress pulsers do
  • How the Institute hasn’t found the Railroad HQ yet, considering there is a massive red line leading directly to a location that has their fucking logo painted on the outside wall
  • the password is  R-A-I-L-R-O-A-D ffs how has nobody besides some random dude from a vault figured this out before
  • how did Ironsides get on that ship. also where did he get that sweet hat
  • Diamond City people remember what Halloween and Christmas is, but have forgotten how baseball works despite living in an old baseball stadium
  • how can the Bobrovs have a Russian accent when nobody’s had contact with Russia in 200+ years? same for Cait’s Irish accent or Proctor Quinlain’s british
  • “yes I’m sure this 200 year old irradiated canned slop is still good to eat”