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Radiation Hazards Of Deep Space Travel Quantified By Researchers
2013-11-19 09:06:48

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Comprehensive findings on space-based radiation as measured by a detector aboard NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) have been published by a team of scientists led by the University of New Hampshire. The findings, published in a special edition of Space Weather, provide critical information on the radiation hazards that will be faced by astronauts on extended missions to deep space such as those to Mars. The findings...

2013-11-18 23:29:19

Bawell seeks to raise awareness of the dangers of radiation that is now influencing the food and water many people consume. Boca Raton, FL (PRWEB) November 18, 2013 Bawell, a company that has spent more than 10 years manufacturing and selling high-quality alkaline water ionizers, is pleased to announce its Pre-Black Friday sale. “We hope that by providing affordable water ionizers we will encourage more people to drink healthy water free of all toxins," states one Bawell...

2013-11-18 23:21:18

Woman Remains Cancer-Free 13 Years after Participating in Breast Cancer Study Royal Oak, MI (PRWEB) November 18, 2013 Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Mich. presented updated research results at this year’s American Society for Radiation Oncology conference. The outcomes showed that APBI, and traditional whole-breast irradiation are comparable at 10 years. While radiation therapy has traditionally been delivered using whole breast irradiation, APBI is a proven alternative that shortens...

2013-11-18 16:29:17

GLENWOOD, Ill., Nov. 18, 2013 /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 fourth quarter and full year 2013 after the market close on Monday, December 9, 2013. The Company will host a conference call for investors on Tuesday, December 10, 2013, at 9:00 a.m. Central...

2013-11-18 12:25:21

NORTHVALE, N.J., Nov. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Inrad Optics (OTCBB: INRD), a manufacturer of electro-optic crystalline materials and devices, fabricated high precision glass and metal optical components, has announced plans to move the operations of its Sarasota, FL metal optics facility to its Northvale, NJ optical production center and corporate headquarters. The consolidation is part of a larger strategic effort to improve the company's value proposition to its customers as well...

2013-11-16 23:03:09

The “N8 State” mobile application was featured on NewsWatch as part of its popular segment, AppWatch, that takes a look at the latest and coolest mobile applications and services on the iOS and Android market. Andrew Tropeano, host of AppWatch, conducted the app review and shared with viewers how the app can potentially protect mobile users from radiation emitted by their phone. Washington, DC (PRWEB) November 16, 2013 The “N8 State” mobile application was featured on NewsWatch as...

Lightning Study To Be The Subject Of NASA Firefly Mission
2013-11-16 04:39:20

[ Watch the Video: Firefly Mission to Study Lightning ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online NASA is preparing to launch an inexpensive, football-sized probe to study lightning, including its effects on the atmosphere and the possible link between the phenomenon and powerful energy bursts known as terrestrial gamma ray flashes (TGFs), the US space agency announced on Friday. The probe has been dubbed Firefly, and it is currently scheduled for a launch later...

2013-11-15 23:24:09

A combination of lung-sparing surgery and high-dose radiation may offer a "concrete therapeutic approach" to this hard-to-treat cancer. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) November 15, 2013 Surviving Mesothelioma is reporting that medical researchers in Italy have achieved some of the best mesothelioma survival results seen in recent years using a combination approach that includes surgery, chemotherapy, and high-dose radiotherapy. Twenty patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma underwent...

2013-11-15 11:06:52

Treatment of pelvic nodes individualized by inclusion of sentinel nodes (SN) can be easily integrated into an IMRT-based treatment strategy, according to the new study conducted by a group of researchers from Tübingen and Munich in Germany. The target volume concept seems to correctly cover individual pelvic nodes, which is indicated by the absence of any nodal recurrence within five years of follow-up. The results of the study are to be presented at the 5th European Multidisciplinary...

2013-11-13 23:02:49

Long time sun safety advocates Platypus Australia are doing their bit to help raise skin cancer awareness. The children’s UV swimwear company is actively telling others about the “I Am Sun Smart: Spread the Word” campaign which encourages education about cancer prevention amongst teenagers. Sydney, NSW (PRWEB) November 14, 2013 The forerunners in teen UV swimwear are doing what they can to help raise awareness for skin cancer as summer quickly approaches the southern hemisphere....


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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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