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Mars Surface Radiation Suitable Manned Mission
2013-12-10 15:24:46

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Newly released data from the Curiosity rover indicate that Martian radiation levels are very close to being acceptable for future manned missions to the surface of the Red Planet. While the Curiosity rover spent its first 300 days cruising around the planet’s Gale Crater gathering soil samples and examining rock structures, the onboard Radiation Assessment Detector (RAD) was making detailed recording of the radiation found on the...

2013-12-02 23:28:47

RF Safe rebuts the common misconception reported by media that Hands-free Headsets are hailed as one of the best ways to reduce overall cranial exposure from cell phone radiation by increasing the distance between the phone and head. Palo Alto, CA (PRWEB) December 02, 2013 A new study published in Clinical Neurophysiology suggests it doesn’t take years or even months of exposure for cell phone radiation to negatively alter our brains—it only takes minutes....

2013-12-01 23:01:41

Asia-Pacific Nuclear Medicine/Radiopharmaceutical Market report studies the Asia-Pacific nuclear medicine market over the forecast period of 2012 - 2017. http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/asia-pacific-nuclear-medicine-radiopharmaceuticals-market-1140.html (PRWEB) December 01, 2013 The "Asia-Pacific Nuclear Medicine/Radiopharmaceuticals Market & Stable Isotopes [SPECT/PET Radioisotopes (Technetium, F-18)], [Beta/Alpha Radiation Therapy (I131, Y-90)], [Applications...

Fukushima Radioactive Material Spread By Typhoons
2013-11-30 05:35:52

[ Watch the Video: Frequent Typhoons Spread Fukushima Contaminates ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The typhoons that pound Japan every year are damaging enough on their own, but new research indicates they are also carrying radioactive material from the March 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster into the country’s waterways. Researchers from France's Climate and Environmental Science laboratory (LSCE) and Tsukuba University in Japan have found that high winds...

2013-11-29 23:25:47

This holiday season, parents are buying cell phones for their young children at alarming rates without understanding the potential long-term health risk or the cell phone radiation safety accessories that should be used to keep them safe. (PRWEB) November 29, 2013 According to John Coates who founded RF Safe in 1998, "RF Safe offers the only cell phone radiation safety accessory package that addresses all major areas of potentially harmful cell phone radiation exposure." RF...

2013-11-19 16:32:26

A team of researchers from the RIKEN Nishina Center for Accelerator-Based Science in Japan has demonstrated that the magic numbers 20 and 28 disappear from all neutron-rich magnesium isotopes, thereby establishing a new, larger area of nuclear deformation in the nuclear chart. The Japanese study, published today in the prestigious journal Physical Review Letters, was made possible by the intense beam at the Radioactive Beam Factory (RIBF) at RIKEN, which produces the most intense...

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...


Latest Radioactivity Reference Libraries

Nuclear Fallout
2013-04-01 10:26:30

Nuclear fallout, or just simply fallout, known also as Black Rain, is the residual radioactive material that is propelled into the upper atmosphere after a nuclear black or a nuclear reaction that is conducted in an unshielded facility. It is so called because it "fall out" of the sky after the explosion and the shock wave have passed. It most commonly refers to the radioactive dust and ash that is created when a nuclear weapon explodes, but such dust can also come from a damaged nuclear...

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2004-10-19 04:45:41

Solar Radiation -- Solar radiation is radiant energy emitted by the sun due to nuclear fusion reactions. Fusion is the process whereby stars produce huge quantities of energy from the fusion of hydrogen or helium, in one of the most efficient processes of energy generation. The radiation referred to is usually electromagnetic energy, particularly infrared radiation, visible light, and ultraviolet. Some stars are known to emit radiation of other wavelengths. Solar neutrinos are a...

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call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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