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European Technology Exposure Facility
2014-05-04 05:25:48

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online In order to avoid potential microbial contamination while searching for signs of microbial life on other planets, the authors of three recently-published studies have used research from the International Space Station to analyze the risks of accidentally transporting organisms from Earth into outer space. Currently, spacecraft that land on Mars or other potentially habitable worlds have to meet strict requirements for the maximum...

2014-05-01 23:14:55

Non-invasive Skin Screenings in Dolores Park for Melanoma Monday San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) May 01, 2014 While 1 in 5 Americans will be diagnosed with skin cancer in their lifetimes, early detection greatly increases survival rates. Monday, May 5, is Melanoma Monday, which marks the beginning of month-long international efforts to raise awareness about skin cancer detection and prevention. First Derm, partnered with iDoc24, Sunscreen Bands™ and Blue Lizard™, is promoting skin cancer...

2014-05-01 20:22:02

LLumar® Window Film Educates the Public on Risk of Sun Damage Behind the Wheel ST. LOUIS, May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Eastman Chemical Company (NYSE:EMN), manufacturer of LLumar® window film, is educating consumers on the risk of sun damage in places that may surprise people. To help kick off Skin Cancer Awareness Month, Eastman will be providing skin protection tips and hosting a sweepstakes on their Facebook page May 8-30(th). The sweepstakes winner will receive free window film...

Cancer Risk From Nail Salon Lamps
2014-05-01 10:30:58

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Nail salons use powerful UV lamps to dry and cure nail polish and a new study in JAMA Dermatology has found these lamps actually emit harmful radiation – although an unusually high amount of exposure would be necessary to cause serious damage. “I wouldn’t tell a patient to stop going unless they were going multiple times a month,” study author Dr. Lyndsay Shipp, from Georgia Regents University in Augusta, told Reuters Health....

2014-05-01 10:08:56

Using higher-wattage ultra violet (UV) lamps at nail salons to dry and cure polish was associated with more UV-A radiation being emitted, but the brief exposure after a manicure would require multiple visits for potential DNA damage and the risk for cancer remains small. The use of lamps that emit UV radiation in nail salons has raised some concern about the risk of cancer, but previous studies have lacked a sampling of lights from salons. The authors tested 17 light units from 16...

2014-05-01 08:31:50

Foundation's message of awareness to reach more than 100,000 passersby in May NEW YORK, May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Skin Cancer Foundation takes Rockefeller Center by storm this May, thanks to a generous donation from preventative healthcare company EHE International. For one month (May 1 - 31), the company has donated the coveted window display space at 10 Rockefeller Center. The Foundation is using this space to showcase its Go with Your Own Glow(TM) campaign, which...

2014-04-30 23:18:14

Suntegrity Skincare will be exhibiting for the first time at the International Congress of Esthetics and Spa (ICES) trade show for aesthetic, spa and medi-spa professionals taking place at the Arlington Convention Center between May 4-5, 2014. Marina del Rey, CA (PRWEB) April 30, 2014 As we move into Summer, more aestheticians are seeking natural and healthy sunscreens to offer their clients. As such, Suntegrity Skincare, the premier natural sunscreen line will be a “must-visit” booth...

2014-04-30 00:21:32

Results of American Academy of Ophthalmology's Harris Poll show need for greater awareness of factors that increase sun sensitivity SAN FRANCISCO, April 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Academy of Ophthalmology today released results of a Harris Poll that shows that a majority of Americans are unaware that taking common drugs and having light-colored eyes can make people more vulnerable to UV exposure, a contributing factor to certain eye diseases and conditions....

2014-04-29 23:17:43

RadTech, the Association for UV and EB Technologies to Recognize Advancements Chicago, IL (PRWEB) April 29, 2014 “How did we go from the clunky first touchscreen devices to the sleek designs of today’s smartphones?” The answer in part, is due to the development of ultraviolet (UV) technology, according to a recent blog posting by Jabil-Green Point, one of the winners of this year’s upcoming UV and EB (electron beam) emerging technology awards, presented by RadTech at their...

2014-04-29 23:14:04

Focus on increased awareness and education Hillsboro, Oregon (PRWEB) April 29, 2014 Today, the UV LED Curing Community launches its inaugural website to increase UV LED curing awareness and education. The Community website will become a forum for market participants to share their knowledge of UV LED curing technologies, applications and chemistry. UV LED curing delivers multiple benefits: new advanced capabilities, improved operating economics, and increased environmental benefits. The...


Latest Ultraviolet Reference Libraries

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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 21:50:51

Photographic film is a sheet of plastic coated with an emulsion containing light-sensitive silver halide salts that when exposed to light it forms a visible image. Through film developing, a chemical process applied to the film, a visible image is created. To create black and white photos there is only one layer of silver salts on the film and when exposed to light the silver salts block light and appear as the black part of the film. Color film uses three layers of salts and dyes in...

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2004-10-19 04:45:43

UV Astronomy -- UV astronomy is the branch of astronomy and astrophysics which deals with objects visible in ultraviolet (UV) radiation. UV radiation ranges approximatively from 10nm (extreme UV) to 380nm (near UV). Ultraviolet line spectrum measurements are used to discern the chemical composition, densities, and temperatures of interstellar medium, and the temperature and composition of hot young stars. UV observations can also provide essential information about the evolution of...

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2004-10-19 04:45:41

Electromagnetic Spectrum -- The electromagnetic spectrum describes the various types of electromagnetic radiation based on their wavelengths. Radio, representing wavelengths from a few feet to well over a mile, is at one end of the spectrum. Gamma ray radiation is at the other end: the wavelength of the harder types is so short, in the subatomic range, that we do not have instruments capable of directly measuring it. While the above classification scheme is generally accurate, in...

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Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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