Illumination of the "elephant's foot" seems to mainly come from just left of the camera, given its shadow on the background. So he probably stood there for a while, panning over it with his flashlight. And then he walked over, and stood next to it. But he was a little careless with the flashlight, and hit the camera some.
Also, the right side of the "elephant's foot" does seem to be flaming.
Using a timer makes it not a selfie in my book.
I propose that photographer must a) be the primary subject of the photo, b) be engaged with the camera in some way, in order to categorize as a selfie.
So yeah, pretty sure this isn't a selfie. Also this makes me want to play the new Metro.
In a traditional selfie, when you move, your arm moves with you and your self remains the center focus of the shot. A drone selfie acts in a similar way. A timed shot on the other hand will always capture a specific scene, whether you are in it or not.
Arguably Eschers lithograph "Hand with Reflecting Sphere" does qualify, but Korneyevs picture doesn't.
In photography that's a technique called 'light painting'. Usually done deliberately but I had to resort to it once on a shoot when the flash units wouldn't fire; I borrowed a bicycle headlight.
In that process I’ve met many young people who grew up in neighboring villages and small towns who call themselves Chernobyl-baby. Nothing severe, but they all have various minor health issues, apparently.
There was even a humanitarian program that provided summer getaways to some European countries for kids growing up in that region.
I (we) always hear about the Chernobyl disaster, but to see people born 10 years or so later and in a country that many have never heard of gave it a human face to me.
About 70% of the fallout landed were we were (the winds were blowing north that time, so Ukraine's side was bit more spared).
Most of the time, I do not want to talk about it, though.
Feels like we were cheated out of normal life.
Feels like we were animals to do experiments on.
I hate that time. Even now, place does not feel right.
I do not think health statistics coming out from here,
are right either...
I also do not like videogames about Chernobyl for some reason. But I understand why the story line is attractive.
So I am ok with that at a 'logical' level.
Once I become 'a person of means', I want to help people to get out of there, or, at least, live with proper controls of what we eat, drink, breath, etc.
Yep, when I was young, various families of kids in my school would host children that were affected by the Chernobyl disaster.
This was in Poland so close enough to be affected by the fallout.
She goes into Reactor 3, finds a piece of graphite from the reactor core, and generally explores Chernobyl with a Geiger counter that she gleefully points out a few times is absolutely pegged to the maximum reading.
She has a video named "rat taxidermy with LED eyes mod - full video - gore warning!" . What the hell?
As Pioneers, some of us learned taxidermy ;) When we were about 12, as I recall.
How does one survive multiple visits to "the Elephant's Foot" long enough to tell these jokes?
This Russian scientist had very tall radiation mountain. You try doing the same and you will die.
 She said about liver disease and COPD, you think cancer is bad. Cancer isn't a death sentence.
She said in your 20's you don't know which group you're in.
That said, this guy happened to be particularly well-suited to his job.
At least for this, it's thought to be specifically linked to cyp p450 polymorphism. As the enzyme breaks down the carbon molecules from smoking, it creates free radicals which can cause cancer. People who express less of the enzyme experience a lower frequency of cancer from smoking, hypothetically.
This aspect seems to have escaped the article’s author, who operate with the term as if it’s another new element un the periodic table.
Of the five corium creations, only Cherobyl’s has escaped its containment. With no water to cool the mass, the radioactive sludge moved through the unit over the course a week following the meltdown, taking on molten concrete and sand to go along with the uranium (fuel) and zirconium (cladding) molecules.
> Chornobyl Center for Nuclear Safety, Radioactive Waste and Radioecology (spelling often gets changed as words go from Russian to English).
The differing spelling is because "Chornobyl" (Чорнобиль) is what it's called in Ukrainian, whereas "Chernobyl" (Чернобыль) is a transcription of the same name in Russian.
Estimates vary widely and are controversial but somewhere in the range of 4k deaths are believed to be a result of the disaster. That estimate is from esteemed professionals in the respective sciences of Radiobiology and Biostatistics. Other estimates from Green Peace, etc range from 25-250k for the most serious nuclear disaster, ever. Contrast this to WHO estimates of 3M deaths per year due to fossil fuels, seriously bananas.
Of course, fossil fuels have killed more people, but if we used nuclear power with the same ubiquitousness and slapdash approach we've used fossil fuels, I'm not sure any of us would be alive today....
From explosions? Drinking? Sitting near it? Got a source?
To be fair, estimates are that only 80% of air pollution is due to the burning of fossil fuels. So, give or take a million, still pretty intense.
2nd block was stopped in 1991 after a case of fire, 1st block was stopped in 1996, 3rd was stopped in 2000.
The real hotspots in the region are the places they dumped that top soil and other debris.
> In his mid 60s, he was sickly, with cataracts, and had been barred from re-entering the sarcophagus after years of irradiation.
All it is is an amalgamation of melted fission materials and reactor components like control rods.
> Of the five corium creations, only Cherobyl’s has escaped its containment. With no water to cool the mass, the radioactive sludge moved through the unit over the course a week following the meltdown, taking on molten concrete and sand to go along with the uranium (fuel) and zirconium (cladding) molecules.
"Be civil. Don't say things you wouldn't say face-to-face. Don't be snarky. Comments should get more civil [...]"
On HN, discussion is encouraged. Yes, Google exists, but we're here to share our ideas, our thoughts, our opinions; not simply parrot Google results at each other.
I feel like there should be a machine learning like filter that can be applied so this stuff doesn't get posted here anymore.
This picture led me to reading all about Chernobyl, Pripyat, glasnost, and the collapse of the SSR in the context of logistics and energy infrastructure. The whole chibang was the result of good intentions, poor planning, and an intellectual environment experiencing a death spiral. During this process, I watched a documentary on the Chernobyl clean up effort. Chernobyl was the largest military deployment by Russia since their "Great Patriotic War."
I digress. This picture could be accurately portrayed as a perfect metaphor for the scientific endeavors of the 20th century; unique brilliance, unfettered intention, bureaucratically fettered investment, unintentional disaster, Herculean effort at recovery, and all of it flushed down the memory hole.
That would be my interpretation of your original comment and the reply to which I am replying, and I'm sure it wouldn't be too far off what others are reading, too.
“tardigrades can withstand 1,000 times more radiation than other animals, median lethal doses of 5,000 Gy (of gamma rays) and 6,200 Gy (of heavy ions) in hydrated animals (5 to 10 Gy could be fatal to a human)”
You would think that the big new structure would give a clue as to where the plant is/was.
So you have to go with the personalised ads if you want to visit their articles...
“Soviet radiation,” he joked, “is the best radiation in the world.”