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Hazardous Radiation Threats To Future Deep-Space Astronauts

Hazardous Radiation Threats To Future Deep-Space Astronauts

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online For NASA, manned missions to Mars and other deep-space destinations remain an essential goal. A new study from the University of New Hampshire, however, reveals that researchers are only...

Latest Radiation Stories

2014-10-29 12:29:43

Proton beam radiation does not cause the serious side effects associated with conventional radiation for children with brain and spinal cancers. HOUSTON, Oct. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The number of children suffering from brain and spinal cancers who were treated with an advanced form of radiation at proton therapy centers in the U.S. rose 36% since 2010, according to a study released on October 28, 2014 at the first annual meeting of the Particle Therapy Cooperative Group...

2014-10-29 12:29:36

Mobile Stroke Ambulance for Faster, Effective Treatment Ranks No. 1 on Annual List CLEVELAND, Oct. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cleveland Clinic today announced its 9(th) annual list of Top 10 Medical Innovations that are likely to have major impact on improving patient care in 2015. The list includes a mobile stroke ambulance, fast, painless blood-testing, and a novel intra-operative radiation approach for breast cancer. The list of up-and-coming technologies and drug therapies was selected by a...

2014-10-28 16:21:05

MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif., Oct. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC), a leader in advanced microelectronics, has developed the world's fastest integrated circuit amplifier, which has been recognized by Guinness World Records. The amplifier uses 10 transistor stages to reach an operating speed of one terahertz (10(12) Hz), or one trillion cycles per second--surpassing the company's own performance record of 850 billion cycles per second set in 2012....

2014-10-27 12:29:45

ORANGE CITY, Iowa and CORALVILLE, Iowa, Oct. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CIVCO Medical Solutions, the leading provider of radiation oncology motion management solutions, received the Iowa Global Excellence in Exporting Award by the Northwest Iowa Development Organization. CIVCO was recognized for this excellence in exporting award at the Fourth Annual Northwest Iowa Development (NWID) Partners Meeting at Northwest Iowa Community College (NWICC) in Sheldon, Iowa on October 13. Kathy...

2014-10-24 08:26:07

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Oct. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- RBS Evolution, owner and operator of cancer centers in rural, underserved areas, announced today that two of the company's radiation oncology centers, Peninsula Radiation Oncology Center in Soldotna, AK and Southeast Radiation Oncology Center in Juneau, AK, have earned The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval(® )for Ambulatory Health Care Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its nationally-recognized standards....

2014-10-23 23:11:49

AllMed webinar provides health plans with the latest information on when IMRT is medically necessary in cancer radiation therapy. Portland, Oregon (PRWEB) October 23, 2014 Data supports the use of Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) to optimize outcomes and reduce toxicities for certain cancers, but the procedure has recently come under government scrutiny for its high cost and because some physicians refer patients to facilities in which they have an ownership stake. During a...

2014-10-22 20:21:10

LONDON, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Uncooled infrared detectors have recently gained wide attention for infrared imaging applications, due to their several advantages such as low cost, low weight, low power, wide spectral response, and long-term operation compared to those of photon detectors. Microbolometers are most widely used uncooled infrared detectors due to their compatibility with CMOS technology. They can be monolithically integrated with CMOS circuitry which allows their...

2014-10-21 12:36:46

Pong's latest line of cases significantly reduce cellphone radiation exposure - up to 90% below FCC limits ENCINITAS, Calif., Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Pong Research Corporation, the creator of mobile device cases with "intelligent antenna technology," announced today the availability of Pong cases for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus at PongCase.com. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20141021/153318 A smartphone user's head and body absorb 50% or more of the device's...

2014-10-20 08:32:58

MOSAIQ replaces Varian's ARIA OIS at Hong Kong Sanatorium & Hospital HONG KONG, Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In their efforts to better integrate the radiation therapy treatment and planning systems of multiple providers, clinicians at Hong Kong Sanatorium & Hospital replaced their Varian ARIA® oncology information system (OIS) with Elekta's MOSAIQ® OIS. Integrated with the hospital's Varian and Accuray linear accelerators and treatment planning systems, MOSAIQ went live at...

2014-10-17 23:08:13

NuvOx Pharma, a biotechnology company based in Tucson, Arizona, has received a $1Million grant from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) “Nanoparticle-based Sensitizer for Radiation Therapy of Glioblastoma, (NCI Phase II SBIR, R44CA144817 - 02A1)". Tucson, AZ (PRWEB) October 17, 2014 NuvOx Pharma, a biotechnology company based in Tucson, Arizona, has received a $1Million grant from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) “Nanoparticle-based Sensitizer for Radiation Therapy of...


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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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barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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