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2009-10-22 08:24:23

A small molecule designed to detect cyanide in water samples works quickly, is easy to use, and glows under ultraviolet or "black" light.

2009-10-05 10:28:57

Fine particle emissions have been the subject of heated debate for years. People who live near industrial plants see the smoke being discharged into the atmosphere and wonder how harmful it is. But visible emissions are not always the most harmful. The highest risk is posed by fine dust particles which can easily penetrate the human organism. These ultra-fine particles are difficult to measure, however, because they are less than 100 nanometers in diameter.

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2009-09-23 07:58:39

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), in collaboration with private industry and other government agencies, have produced a new reference material for beryllium.

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2009-09-23 06:20:00

In light of the fact that naturally occurring radioactive gas is responsible for up to 14 percent of lung cancer cases, The World Health Organization has made significant cuts in the safety limits of radon to one-tenth of its current level.

2009-08-09 15:46:41

A University of Iowa official says the current limited supply of radioisotopes used in medical scans could put some patients' lives in danger. Dr.

2009-04-21 09:03:00

NORWALK, Conn., April 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Defentect today announced its integration partner Median Communications has been awarded a contract to install a Defentect(TM) gamma radiation detection system at Offutt Air Force Base to secure base aircraft hangars and flight lines.

2009-02-06 07:00:00

VANCOUVER, Feb. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - CanAlaska Uranium Ltd. (TSX.V - CVV) ("CanAlaska" or the "Company") is pleased to announce results from summer prospecting on its Poplar project.

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2008-11-02 10:10:00

Thanks to ESA and UK technology transfer support, a British company has developed a device based on the gamma-ray detection equipment used in ESA’s Integral astronomy satellite to detect and identify the radioactive material mixed with conventional explosives in ‘dirty bombs’.

2008-09-25 17:46:48

FAMILY and friends of a young Hunts Cross cancer patient have helped her raise funds for the Marie Curie Hospice in Woolton by volunteering to run the Liverpool Asics 10k. The 13-strong group will take part in the October 5 run, including Helen Minett, 19, who has secondary cancer in her liver.


Word of the Day
overword
  • To say in too many words; to express verbosely.
  • To express in too many words: sometimes used reflexively.
  • The leading idea or a repeated phrase, as of a song or ballad; the refrain; burden.
The word 'overword' comes from over- +‎ word.