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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...

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...

2013-11-15 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...

2013-11-09 23:03:00

“The public must be informed of the severity of the radiation contamination of our planet from the Fukushima Nuclear power plant leak,” the Bawell water ionizers representative explains. (PRWEB) November 09, 2013 Bawell, one of the leading manufacturers of alkaline water ionizers, has launched its Veterans’ Day sale. This sale provides many of Bawell’s high quality alkaline water ionizers at a reduced price in order to encourage people to invest in clean and healthy water for...

Prairie View A&M And NASA Goddard Collaborate On Radiation Effects Research
2013-11-04 13:54:06

NASA When Alvin Boutte presented his graduate work at the 2010 National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) Aerospace Systems Conference in Los Angeles, Calif., he had no idea that he was about to connect with someone that would be instrumental in guiding his career. In attendance was Anthony Sanders from the Applied Engineering and Technology Directorate (AETD) at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md. The radiation engineering work that Boutte did at Prairie View A&M...

Space Weather Impacts Pilots And Airline Passengers
2013-10-27 06:19:50

[ Watch the Video: Pilots And Passengers Absorb Cosmic Rays And Radiation ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Thanks to space weather, airline pilots absorb approximately as much radiation over the course of a year as a nuclear power plant employee, NASA officials revealed on Friday. In fact, according to the US space agency, pilots are classified as “occupational radiation workers” by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) because they fly at heights...

Modeling How Low Energy Electrons Damage DNA May Improve Radiation Therapy
2013-10-25 12:53:32

American Institute of Physics Every day, all day, our DNA gets beaten up by chemicals and radiation -- but remarkably, most of us stay healthy. Now, an investigation by a team of French and Canadian researchers has produced insights into a little-studied but common radiation threat to DNA: low-energy electrons (LEEs), with energies of 0-15 electron volts. The team has devised the first rough model of a close DNA cellular environment under threat from LEEs, revealing for the first time...


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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Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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