Tuesday, March 29, 2011

This is kind of interesting

I found this today and thought it was an interesting way to compare radiation doses. Check it out at http://blog.xkcd.com/2011/03/19/radiation-chart/

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Do We Own a Lemon?

We purchased a classic icat in 2005, and since the beginning have had repair problems: y-rotors, mother boards, completely new computer, and finally the complete upgrade last fall. Now the beam limiter is not working (and we had a repair on that 2 years ago). To complicate matters, parts are not in stock; when we did get the parts, most of them did not work and ISI had to send more replacements. We are now waiting again for parts that are not in stock, and our downtime is seriously affecting our business. So, is eveyone with the classic icat experiencing similar problems, or do we have a lemon? (Don't get me wrong, I do like the icat--just wondering what everyone else's experiences have been!)