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Is your sushi radioactive? This serving plate can tell.

By Leonard Ho - Posted Oct 26, 2011 06:00 AM
We admit this is a bit outside of the realm of aquariums, but it is too cool not to share. The Fukushima Plate - named after the recent Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster - is tableware with a built-in radioactivity meter.
Is your sushi radioactive?  This serving plate can tell.

The Fukushima Plate redefines "radioactive glow"

Following the post-earthquake 2011 nuclear meltdown and subsequent release of radioactive materials into Japan's coastal waters, there is ongoing fear about contaminated foods.

Nils Ferber designed the Fukushima Plate to detect and visualize the radiation levels of the food it is serving.  Three concentric OLED rings light up depending on the detected radiation level:  No lit rings means no radiation.  One to two lit white rings tell diners radiation is detected but within safe consumption levels.  The third red ring warns diners about dangerous levels of radiation.

While we highly doubt this product has any mass market practicality (even in niche luxury markets), it's a cool if not ominous design concept.

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Author: Leonard Ho
Location: Southern California

I'm a passionate aquarist of over 30 years, a coral reef lover, and the blog editor for Advanced Aquarist. While aquarium gadgets interest me, it's really livestock (especially fish), artistry of aquariums, and "method behind the madness" processes that captivate my attention.

Website: http://www.advancedaquarist.com.

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