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Animal Study Highlights Potential Cognitive Risks Of Deep Space Travel

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Rats exposed to the same types of high-energy particles that astronauts would face during a lengthy deep space mission demonstrated lapses in attentiveness and reduced reaction times,...

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2014-04-24 10:55:15

The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) has issued a new guideline, “The Role of Postoperative Radiation Therapy for Endometrial Cancer: An ASTRO Evidence-Based Guideline,” that details the use of adjuvant radiation therapy in the treatment of endometrial cancer. The guideline’s executive summary is published in the May-June 2014 issue of Practical Radiation Oncology (PRO), the official clinical practice journal of ASTRO. The full-length guideline is available as an...

2014-04-23 12:20:53

TUCSON, Ariz., April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the Cold War rekindles, PhysiciansforCivilDefense.org is offering free color-indicating expedient radiation detectors to all U.S. police and firefighters. This technology was created by the Department of Defense to aid first responders in response to 9/11. The radiation detectors look like dots and darken in dangerous radiation. They are peel and stick and can be attached to a drivers license or ID card. The U.S. Department...

2014-04-23 00:21:15

Results: Fluoroscopy time reduced by 70%; Procedure Time, Contrast Dose Cut 50% WESTMINSTER, Colo., April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Surefire Medical, Inc. announced that a symposium focused on the Coiling vs. Surefire Infusion System in Y90 (COSY) clinical trial will be held during the European Conference on Interventional Oncology (ECIO) meeting taking place in Berlin, Germany April 23-26. The randomized, prospective radioembolization study showed significant reductions in fluoroscopy time,...

2014-04-22 23:02:29

Scientists find cell phone radiation exposure creates cellular imbalances known to cause cancer in 92% of peer reviewed studies on ROS (Reactive Oxygen Species). RF Safe suggest precautionary measures to reduce excessive RF exposure even at athermic levels. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) April 22, 2014 According to RF Safe, Scientists confirm non-ionizing cell phone radiation and ionizing UV radiation from the sun both produce a common bio-effect in living cells, the overproduction of...

2014-04-22 20:22:18

GLENWOOD, Ill., April 22, 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, will release financial results for the fiscal second quarter 2014 after the market close on Monday, May 5, 2014. The Company will host a conference call for investors on Tuesday, May 6, 2014, at 9:00 a.m. Central Time (10 a.m. Eastern...

2014-04-22 16:22:59

CARY, N.C., April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- LORD Corporation - a leading supplier of thermal management materials, adhesives, coatings and encapsulants - has formed a strategic collaboration with Composite Technology Development, Inc. (CTD) for the supply of an electrical insulation material to be used for the ITER Toroidal Field (TF) coils. The role of LORD in this global scientific project that seeks to demonstrate the potential of producing commercial energy from fusion is to...

2014-04-22 14:02:45

Many research projects study the effects of temperature and precipitation on the global distribution of plant and animal species. However, an important component of climate research, the UV-B radiation, is often neglected. The landscape ecologists from UFZ in collaboration with their colleagues from the Universities in Olomouc (Czechia), Halle and Lüneburg have processed UV-B data from the U.S. NASA space agency in such a way that they can be used to study the influence of UV-B radiation on...

2014-04-18 15:52:50

Finding could influence cancer care and regenerative medicine An international team led by researchers at UC Davis has shown that the cyclin B1/Cdk1 protein complex, which plays a key role in cell division, also boosts the mitochondrial activity to power that process. This is the first time the complex has been shown to perform both jobs. This newfound ability could make cyclin B1/Cdk1 an excellent target to control cellular energy production, potentially advancing cancer care and...

2014-04-17 15:37:43

Texas researchers recommend new early colorectal cancer screening guidelines for young cervical cancer survivors Researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston are the first to recommend that young women treated with radiation for cervical cancer should begin colorectal cancer screening earlier than traditionally recommended. The UTMB researchers, finding a high incidence of secondary colorectal cancers among cervical cancer survivors treated with radiation, offer...

2014-04-17 12:27:32

LONDON, April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:Compound Optical Microscope Markets in the Top 5 American Countries to 2018 - Market Size, Trends, and Forecastshttp://www.reportbuyer.com/pharma_healthcare/diagnostics/compound_optical_microscope_markets_top_american_countries_2018_market_size_trends_forecasts_1.htmlThis industry report package offers the most up-to-date market data on the actual market situation, trends, and future outlook...


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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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2010-11-15 19:37:34

Sunglasses are protective eyewear designed to shield the eyes from damaging or discomforting sunlight and high-energy light. They can also work as a visual aid. The ultraviolet radiation from the sun can cause several serious eye problems and many healthcare professionals recommend eye protection. However, since the 1940s sunglasses have been associated with celebrities more so than eye protection. James Ayscough experimented with tinted lenses in the mid-18th century although they were...

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2010-10-27 21:58:22

The bolometer, invented in 1878 by Samuel Pierpont Langley, measures the energy of incident electromagnetic radiation. It consists of an absorptive element connected to a heat sink through a thermal link. The absortive element raises its temperature above that of the heat sink when radiation impinges on it. The higher the energy the higher the temperature rises. Old bolometers used metals while newer ones used semiconductors and superconductors as the absorptive elements. Bolometers can...

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2010-09-24 17:50:57

A telescope, designed to aid the observation of remote objects, collects some form of electromagnetic radiation (such as visible light). The Netherlands developed the first known practical telescope in the 17th century. The term "telescope" was termed in order to describe Galileo's instruments in 1611. However, Galileo was not the inventor of the telescope. It was Hans Lippershey, Zacharias Janssen, and Jacob Metius who are credited with the creation of the telescope. In 1668, Isaac Newton...

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