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DNA Sequencing Microchip Tested For Trip To Mars
2013-07-09 11:11:13

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online As space agencies make plans to send scientific equipment to Mars, they must take into consideration the demands of a grueling trek across the solar system. The journey exposes spacecraft and their precious cargo to frigid temperatures and harsh solar radiation, meaning the often sensitive equipment onboard must be designed to handle these physical challenges. Aiming to build a system that excavates the Red Planet's surface for genetic...

Ionization Potential Of Radioactive Element Astatine Measured
2013-07-07 20:25:24

The radioactive element astatine, the name of which is derived from the Greek word for 'instability,' is so rare on earth that it has not yet been investigated to any greater extent and, as a consequence, very little is known about it. Using artificially generated astatine, the Mainz-based physicist Sebastian Rothe has now managed for the first time to experimentally explore one of its fundamental parameters, the ionization potential, and thus determine one of the most important properties of...

2013-07-01 23:01:37

Today, Dade Moeller Health Group, LLC, a subsidiary of radiation protection company Dade Moeller, announced a formal partnership with medical physics firm Physics Services Integrated (PSI) headquartered in Buffalo, N.Y. Richland, Washington (PRWEB) July 01, 2013 Today, Dade Moeller Health Group, LLC, a subsidiary of radiation protection company Dade Moeller, announced a formal partnership with medical physics firm Physics Services Integrated (PSI) headquartered in Buffalo, N.Y. Through...

2013-06-28 23:22:55

The global Medical Radiation Detection Market for medical applications in this report is segmented into two categories, namely, detection and monitoring, and radiation safety. (PRWEB) June 28, 2013 The "Medical Radiation Detection, Monitoring & Safety Market - [Dosimeter, Lead Apron, Geiger Counter, Ionization Chamber, Scintillator, Semiconductor Detector, Terahertz Detector, Lead Eyewear & Glove] - Competitive Analysis & Global Forecasts to 2017" analyzes and...

2013-06-28 23:20:51

This report studies the global Radiation Detection, Monitoring and Safety Market for nuclear power plants, homeland security & defense and the manufacturing industry over the forecast period 2012-2017 (PRWEB) June 28, 2013 The "Radiation Detection, Monitoring & Safety Market for Nuclear Power Plants, Homeland Security & Defense, Manufacturing Industry (Geiger Counter, Scintillator, Dosimeter, Area Process, Survey Meter, Portal Monitors) – Trends & Global Forecasts...

2013-06-28 11:17:56

Examining X-ray backscatter scanners at LAX airport, an independent task force determines that radiation doses are low, according to new report by AAPM A new report by an independent task force commissioned by the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM), has found that people absorb less radiation from airport X-ray backscatter scanner than they do while standing in line waiting for the scan itself. Measurements made on two scanners in active use at Los Angeles...


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
omadhaun
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.