Toshiba has developed a portable gamma camera for radiation detection at a distance. The device is going out for field testing around Fukushima to help identify radiation hotspots that people should avoid.
A larger, less sensitive model has already been used around the melted down nuclear plant and this more portable model now features a 30 times greater sensitivity up to 0.1μSv per hour, according to Nikkei’s Tech On!.
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(hat tip: Engadget)