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2012-07-04 01:53:23

Using the compound eyes of the humble moth as their inspiration, an international team of physicists has developed new nanoscale materials that could someday reduce the radiation dosages received by patients getting X-rayed, while improving the resolution of the resulting images. The work, led by Yasha Yi-a professor of the City University of New York, who is also affiliated with Massachusetts Institute of Technology and New York University-was published today in the Optical Society's...

Novel Radiation Surveillance Technology Could Help Thwart Nuclear Terrorism
2012-05-01 12:32:42

Homeland security Among terrorism scenarios that raise the most concern are attacks involving nuclear devices or materials. For that reason, technology that can effectively detect smuggled radioactive materials is considered vital to U.S. security. To support the nation's nuclear-surveillance capabilities, researchers at the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) are developing ways to enhance the radiation-detection devices used at ports, border crossings, airports and elsewhere. The...

2011-11-09 10:42:57

By combining three layers of detection into one new device, a team of researchers from Japan has proposed a new way to monitor radiation levels at power plant accident sites. The device would be more economical that using different devices to measure different types of radiation, and could limit the exposure times of clean-up workers by taking three measurements simultaneously. Radioactive decay produces three flavors of emissions: alpha, beta, and gamma. Alpha particles comprise 2...

2011-03-26 00:00:30

Our colleagues in Japan are on the ground measuring Gamma Radation using the like of Berkeley Nucleonics PRDs and Isotope Identifiers. We are please to report that the background levels are still normal as of March 23, 2011 8:00AM PST. San Rafael, CA (PRWEB) March 25, 2011 Our colleagues in Japan are on the ground measuring Gamma Radation using the like of Berkeley Nucleonics PRDs and Isotope Identifiers. We are please to report that the background levels are still normal as of March 23,...

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2010-10-12 06:45:00

Dentists and their patients will soon benefit from a tiny new high-resolution X-ray camera. A Swedish company has adapted an advanced technique used for miniaturizing space hardware to make a visit to the dentist a little more comfortable. The camera takes X-ray pictures that are dramatically more detailed and with higher contrast than the conventional X-ray machines widely used by dentists today. The heart of the camera is a tiny "Ëœstructured scintillator' device that converts...

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2009-09-25 09:40:00

A team of researchers from the University of Zaragoza (UNIZAR) and the Institut d'Astrophysique Spatiale (IAS, in France) has developed a "scintillating bolometer", a device that the scientists will use in efforts to detect the dark matter of the Universe, and which has been tested at the Canfranc Underground Laboratory in Huesca, Spain. "One of the biggest challenges in Physics today is to discover the true nature of dark matter, which cannot be directly observed "“ even though it...


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