Please scroll down to "Article III: SCP-1428 (Jinwu)" http://scpsandbox2.wikidot.com/doctor-anborough.
C/kg is the SI unit for radiation exposure, not dose, and is accurate. The nuking is not supposed to harm it, it's been converted to a neutron bomb to release extremely high amounts of gamma radiation which might be able to stop its active state (the primer charge is just supposed to get the 15 cm of lead out of the way so the radiation can actually reach the bird). It's a three-legged crow, which is a mythological creature (Yatagarasu), in Japan they're thought to be divine messengers.
If the material for something is irrelevant, then you have no business using titanium, because it's a special-purpose material It's like going "It doesn't really matter what sort of a car the MTF uses, so let's make them ride the Lunar rover."
C/kg is used to calculate roentgens, which aren't SI. If you are exposing something to radiation, you'll want to measure it either as an emitted dosage in Sieverts (how much radiation your equipment's putting out) or as an absorbed dosage in Grays (how much radiation the entity needs to be taking in).
If I'm just as full of shit, somebody with more background than Wikipedia please correct me.
Alright, alright, I'll change it to Sieverts/ C/sm2. Sorry, I'm not trying to offend anyone. Also I was using this http://orise.orau.gov/reacts/guide/measure.htm for reference, I know Wikipedia is unreliable.
Holy Bast, no!
It's to be continuously irradiated - using Sieverts or Grays makes about as much sense as saying that you must continuously run a distance of one metre - the units don't have time in them.
If anything, I'd say that it must be exposed to gamma radiation of intensity xyz J/sm2 - so you can stick a receptor with an active area of 1mm2 in there, say, and check whether it's getting irradiated enough.
Lesson for everyone: We specify in a way that makes sense, not merely in a way that uses standard units.
Is that…joules per second per meter squared?
Yeah - you can see how I arrived to this. If we're to irradiate the raven, the easiest way to specify the intensity is to say that where the raven is, a given area of something will receive a given energy .. actually W/m2 because that's what J/s is.
Hell, you could freely use Coloumbs , and define the ionising radiation in terms of its ionising potential rather than energy - they didn't have much business correcting you on that
However, the point stands that for a continuous effect, you must specify the rate at which it's delivered, rather than total amount.
Oh. Well, thanks for the help. I probably shouldn't have tried to tackle something as physics-heavy when I'm not savvy in the field, but I am trying to do as much independent research as possible on radiation to make sure I get the concepts right (and not by using Wikipedia). One last thing, rate at which it's delivered…how would I write that?
Like I said - I recommend using either W/m2 or C/sm2 (which is technically Ampere, but that only gets used in electrical context)
And to formulate it "In its enclosure, SCP-BLAH must be continuously irradiated by gamma radiation of intensity XYZ W/m2" or something like that.
Overall: The idea itself doesn't really grab me and I think could use some major fleshing out.
We have age-affecting things, but nothing that will spontaneously increase or decrease the age of something by massive periods of time (I actually bothered to look through the other 50 temporal articles to see).
Fair enough, but even with your scientific fixes the idea itself isn't interesting. You need something else. If you went on chat you could brainstorm with some people (I'm usually online if you want) on how to make this more interesting. I find the forums are a bad place to brainstorm, you just can't respond fast enough to be able to build off one another.
Also, I find this to be a time where you could stand to use a few less linebreaks, all four "paragraphs" about the states could be combined into one.
E: Another thing, good job fixing the picture. :)
I've ironed out most of the scientific flaws, but I'm still working on the bit about the Big Bang. Thanks for everyone's help on fixing my physics fuck-ups. Let me know how the current draft looks (I'm trying to find a better picture too). I attached dosimeters to the cage, please notify me if that is inaccurate.
I added something at the very bottom, not sure if it'll work but, just a thought. Ass I clicked the wrong thing; I meant to click New Post.
I bet researcher's name is Dr. Clarence "Clarity" Albert. That said. it's a good punchline, but the text should imply it rather than a researcher doing a wild unsubstantiated guess.
I actually have no idea who that is. Dr. Anborough, Dr. Adler, and Dr. Albert and just three scientists I made up for use in my articles; I call them the TriAngle, haha. Yeah, that problem came up while I was thinking, I'm not sure what the evidence for that hypothesis is yet, I'm working on that right now.
I added in some evidence for Dr. Albert's hypothesis.
I am removing the mythological aspect of the anomaly, because it simply doesn't work, and renaming it "A Crow" for the time being. I'm going to see if I can fix this one.
Here's the thing, though: I actually liked the idea of Yatagarasu as an SCP. And, while you focused on the Japanese aspect of a three-legged crow, it's not the only culture it's appeared in. Like the several-tailed fox appears in several Asian cultures as the kumiho(Korea), kitsune(Japan) and huli jing(China), the three-legged crow appears in all three cultures. It's Yatagratsu in Japan, the Sanwuzu in China, and Samjok-o in Korea. But, that's not all it appears in. It is believed to have originated in the west, and three-legged crows appear in Ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs, and on Lycian and Pamphylian coins.
To exist in all of those places, we're obviously looking at more than one individual. In the Asian cultures, at the very least, the crows lived in the sun, and represented it. In China, there were 10 of these crows that were the sun, and all of them came out on one day, causing the land to burn; all but one of them were killed.
Here's what I'm getting at: maybe you should make it so the crows give off radiation similar to that of the sun, and in the past, hunting efforts have tried to make them go the way of the passenger pigeon. Now, the Foundation needs to keep a breeding population up, because every time one of them dies, the sunlight gets a little dimmer…
On an unrelated note, I am so glad I didn't hit F5 by accident while typing all of that.
I like your point about the crows giving off radiation similar to the sun, but I'm going to do things a little differently. It will give off gamma radiation at varying intensities, and that's what will be the main threat (gamma radiation on par with sun would wipe out all of humanity since it would be released underneath the magnetosphere).
Update! I'm returning to Yatagarasu and making some severe edits. I'm retaining the inert/passive/active states, but in order to keep the anomaly inert, they have to incinerate it constantly (since it lives in the sun in mythology) while active, it will emit gamma rays, possibly with same intensity as the sun (which would be an XK Class Scenario).
In addition, I will be renaming it Jinwu to better represent its origins (Yatagarasu does not use the same "sun" theme that Jinwu does).
I've made the changes to everything but the description, which I'm still working on. Please critique the nature of the current thermal containment procedure.