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2014-06-17 12:22:42

LZ636 also prevents microwave radiation leakage in commercial applications PLYMOUTH, Mich., June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies' (Freudenberg-NOK) Process Seals division has developed a new, cost-effective silicone material for the food and beverage industry that offers superior chemical and temperature resistance in aggressive environments. Freudenberg-NOK's LZ636 silicone compound can be molded into custom-tailored profiles and blocks microwave...

Planetary Nebulae Observed Releasing Water-Building Molecules
2014-06-17 11:19:05

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The region in space around a planetary nebula is filled with harsh radiation. Yet despite this hostile environment – the area is seeded with a molecule essential to the formation of water. According to two new studies -- "Herschel Planetary Nebula Survey" and "Herschel spectral mapping of the Helix nebula" -- based on observations from the European Space Agency’s Herschel Observatory, harsh radiation around a planetary nebula does...

2014-06-17 08:29:01

Cancer center examines treatment for liver tumors that metastasize from colorectal cancer PARK RIDGE, Ill. ­­, June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Illinois CyberKnife, a department of Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, is developing a new treatment protocol that offers hope for patients suffering from a form of cancer which until recently was regarded as incurable. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140616/118632 The protocol, overseen by Illinois CyberKnife Medical Director Dr....

2014-06-13 23:03:18

Wearable UV monitor helps you stay safer and healthier in the sun before applying sunscreen or covering up- waterproof, customizable to skin type/color and approved by the Vitamin D Council. College Park, MD (PRWEB) June 13, 2014 The UVA+B SunFriend® or SunFriend® is the worlds first wearable UV monitor accessible to everyone. It is a new tool, like sunscreens and hats, which will empower people to be safer in the sun. Available on Amazon Prime as of June 6, 2014. The concept...

2014-06-13 12:25:13

WEST JORDAN, Utah, June 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- BC Technical, the largest nationwide, non-OEM provider of medical imaging solutions, and UltraSPECT, Inc., a leading supplier of software products for nuclear medicine facilities, have entered into a long-term agreement to provide their customers easier access to UltraSPECT products across the nation. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20120510/LA04560LOGO The ability to lower radiation exposure to patients and staff is a high...

2014-06-12 23:14:16

Transparency Market Research added a new report "Radiation Cured Adhesives Market: Global Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2013 - 2019" to its report store. Browse the full report: http://www.transparencymarketresearch.com/radiation-cured-adhesives.html Albany, New York (PRWEB) June 12, 2014 Radiation cured adhesives are manufactured by the process of radiation curing that uses UV light or electrons to induce polymerization. This process of curing requires...

2014-06-10 13:21:26

Duke University Medical Center Children with heart disease are exposed to low levels of radiation during X-rays, which do not significantly raise their lifetime cancer risk. However, children who undergo repeated complex imaging tests that deliver higher doses of radiation may have a slightly increased lifetime risk of cancer, according to researchers at Duke Medicine. The findings, published June 9, 2014, in the American Heart Association journal Circulation, represent the largest...

2014-06-06 23:05:52

Patients with a particularly stubborn type of breast cancer could potentially benefit by supplementing radiation treatments with a generic, low-cost medication commonly prescribed to treat high cholesterol, according to a new study released today in Stem Cells Translational Medicine. Durham, NC (PRWEB) June 06, 2014 Patients with a particularly stubborn type of breast cancer could potentially benefit by supplementing radiation treatments with a generic, low-cost medication commonly...

2014-06-06 12:24:18

A template-driven reporting system will increase Voiding Cystourethrogram (VCUG) testing accuracy, reduce repeat testing and radiation exposure. BOSTON, June 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A recent study from Boston Children's Hospital's Departments of Urology and Radiology shows free-standing, pediatric hospitals have higher quality reporting of an invasive pediatric imaging test called Voiding Cystourethrogram (VCUG), compared to non-pediatric institutions. The VCUG test, commonly used...

New Diagnostic Imaging Techniques Found To Be Safe Using Simulations
2014-06-05 03:36:37

Duke University Medical Center Gamma and neutron imaging offer possible improvements over existing techniques such as X-ray or CT, but their safety is not yet fully understood. Using computer simulations, imaging the liver and breast with gamma or neutron radiation was found to be safe, delivering levels of radiation on par with conventional medical imaging, according to researchers at Duke Medicine. The findings, published in the June issue of the journal Medical Physics, will help...


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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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