Black Cat System is now shipping the GM-10 nuclear radiation detector for use with Macs. The GM-10 detects radiation levels as minute as the microroentgen level and can chart radiation levels over time. According to Black Cat Systems:
Black Cat Systems announces the release of the GM-10 nuclear radiation detector, which plugs into any Macintosh computer (using a standard serial port) and detects alpha, beta, gamma, and x-ray radiation.
The GM-10 is small (about 4 by 2 1/2 by 1 1/4 inches), lightweight (under four ounces), and simple to use. It just plugs into your computeris serial port, and is self powered off of the port, no batteries or AC adapters are required, making it easy to use with a laptop in portable applications.
The accompanying Rad software charts radiation levels over time, stores data to disk for further analysis, and can even automatically upload graphs of data to your website!
The GM-10 is perfect for anyone who wants to detect and measure both natural and man-made nuclear radation. Sources include naturally occuring radon and uranium/thorium ores in soil, contaminated foods/products, nearby nuclear facilities, and more. The GM-10is high sensitivity allows detection down to the microroentgen level, allowing extremely low levels of radiation to be measured.
You can find more information about the GM-10 nuclear radiation detector at the Black Cat Systems Web site. The GM-10 is available for US$149.00.