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Studying The Effects Of Microgravity And Radiation On Human Cells
2014-02-28 08:41:19

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Life aboard the International Space Station (ISS) may seem like a carefree existence, but a wealth of evidence has proven otherwise. Years of research shows that the effects of microgravity wreaks havoc on the human body. However, microgravity isn’t the only thing that astronauts need to worry about in space. Going into space means exposure to radiation, which is known to damage our DNA. And when DNA tries to repair itself,...

2014-02-27 23:21:01

Transparency Market Research Report published "Radiation Cured Products (Coatings, Inks, and Adhesives) Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2013 - 2019" to its database. Browse the full report with TOC at http://www.transparencymarketresearch.com/radiation-cured-products.html. Albany, New York, USA (PRWEB) February 27, 2014 Transparency Market Research has released a new market report titled "Radiation Cured Products (Coatings, Inks,...

2014-02-27 18:44:13

It’s an odd twist. For scientists to determine if a cell is functioning properly, they must destroy it. This is what happens in X-ray fluorescence microscopy when biological specimens are exposed to ionizing radiation, which provides images with a level of detail that conventional microscopes just can’t match. This exposure can change what is being imaged in profound ways, possibly giving false accounts of how the cell actually works. To address this issue, researchers at the U.S....

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2014-02-27 06:45:34

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Radioactive cesium isotopes from Japan's Fukushima nuclear power plant — severely damaged in the 2011 tsunami and earthquake — have made their way to the waters just off the coast of Canada. The announcement was made at the annual American Geophysical Union's Ocean Sciences Meeting in Honolulu this week, but the scientists noted that the concentrations of the two isotopes were still well below safe drinking levels, reports Brooks...

2014-02-26 23:25:18

Thomas Edison State College, a national leader in providing collegiate programs for professionals in the nuclear industry, has partnered with the prominent radiation protection firm Dade Moeller to develop an online, noncredit course in radiation safety training. Richland, Wash. and Trenton, N.J. (PRWEB) February 26, 2014 Thomas Edison State College, a national leader in providing collegiate programs for professionals in the nuclear industry, has partnered with the prominent radiation...

2014-02-25 16:29:15

TUCSON, Ariz., Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Physicians for Civil Defense in cooperation with the Medical Reserve Corps of Southern Arizona (MRCSA) has established a first-of-its-kind, automated NukAlert Fallout Measurement Station in Tucson, Arizona. The station is a rooftop radiation detection system with a measurement range from low-level background to 1,000R/hr. It can capture, hold, and measure fallout from a nuclear power plant failure, nuclear detonation, or...

2014-02-21 16:21:01

GLENWOOD, Ill., Feb. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Landauer, Inc. (NYSE: LDR), a recognized leader in personal and environmental radiation measurement and monitoring, outsourced medical physics services and high quality medical consumable accessories, announced today that its Board of Directors declared, at its meeting on February 21, 2014, a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.55 per share for the second quarter of fiscal 2014. The dividend will be paid on April 3, 2014, to...

2014-02-20 12:20:56

BOULDER, Colo., Feb. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Significant attention has been given to methods of shielding human space participants from radiation on missions. But what if some astronauts suffer from susceptible DNA before entering the space radiation environment? Two American scientists have proposed that certain astronaut molecular profiles may 1) reduce inherent DNA stability, 2) slow DNA repair, and 3) render DNA more susceptible to mutational events when exposed to the...

2014-02-19 23:28:11

RF Safe supports breast cancer awareness by warning women to make their bra a "no phone zone" as a new study raises concerns over a possible association between cell phone radiation exposure and breast cancer in young women. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) February 19, 2014 RF Safe claims a research team, led by Dr. Lisa Bailey, and one of California’s top breast surgeons, studied four young women – aged from 21 to 39 years old – with multifocal invasive breast cancer that...

2014-02-19 23:21:30

An industry leader in developing products that provide ultimate protection from mobile device radiation has officially launched its newsletter. Bradenton Beach, FL (PRWEB) February 19, 2014 Representatives with DefenderPad announced today that customers will now be able to stay up to date with the company, now that its newsletter has officially launched. "Stay up to date with DefenderPad by subscribing to our newsletter for Electromagnetic Radiation (EMR) safety information, updates,...


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Incoming Solar Radiation Impacts By Various Weather Cycles
2012-08-22 13:30:39

The above image looks at the month of March for the three cycles known as Normal Phase, El-Nino, and La-Nina. The data was recorded for the city of Honolulu Hawaii, during the month of March. Remember this is just data for one month during these cycles. Normal: During this cycle incoming solar activity was upwards to 48% efficient for the month, producing less than 50% of the month which is due to the large amount of daily cloud cover that is seen on the island during the early morning and...

Incoming Solar Radiation Impacts By Various Weather Cycles
2012-07-23 11:19:47

The above image looks at the month of March for the three cycles known as Normal Phase, El-Nino, and La-Nina. The data was recorded for the city of Austin Texas. Remember this is just data for one month during these cycles. Normal: During this cycle incoming solar activity was upwards to 60% efficient for the month, producing enough solar energy that only 40% of the month would have not had strong incoming radiation. EL-Nino: This phase provided the area with an extended number of...

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2004-10-19 04:45:41

Electromagnetic Spectrum -- The electromagnetic spectrum describes the various types of electromagnetic radiation based on their wavelengths. Radio, representing wavelengths from a few feet to well over a mile, is at one end of the spectrum. Gamma ray radiation is at the other end: the wavelength of the harder types is so short, in the subatomic range, that we do not have instruments capable of directly measuring it. While the above classification scheme is generally accurate, in...

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2004-10-19 04:45:41

Electromagnetic Radiation -- Electromagnetic radiation is a combination of oscillating electric and magnetic fields propagating through space and carrying energy from one place to another. Light is a form of electromagnetic radiation. The theoretical study of electromagnetic radiation is called electrodynamics, a subfield of electromagnetism. When any wire (or other conducting object such as an antenna) conducts alternating current, electromagnetic radiation is propagated at the same...

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2004-10-19 04:45:41

Solar Radiation -- Solar radiation is radiant energy emitted by the sun due to nuclear fusion reactions. Fusion is the process whereby stars produce huge quantities of energy from the fusion of hydrogen or helium, in one of the most efficient processes of energy generation. The radiation referred to is usually electromagnetic energy, particularly infrared radiation, visible light, and ultraviolet. Some stars are known to emit radiation of other wavelengths. Solar neutrinos are a...

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