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2014-07-09 04:00:46

SETI Institute A team of researchers in the U.S. and Germany has measured the highest level of ultraviolet radiation ever recorded on the Earth's surface. The extraordinary UV fluxes, observed in the Bolivian Andes only 1,500 miles from the equator, are far above those normally considered to be harmful to both terrestrial and aquatic life. The results are being published in the open-access journal Frontiers in Environmental Science. "These record-setting levels were not measured in...

2014-07-03 04:21:15

Indoor tanning is becoming increasingly popular with teens and young adults. Dr. Michael Gabriel, a leading Staten Island pediatrician, discusses a recent study suggesting that indoor tanning may increase the risk of early skin cancer. BOHEMIA, N.Y., July 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Dr. Michael Gabriel or GPM Pediatrics, a Staten Island pediatrics center, comments on the article, "Tanning bed use in youth may increase risk of early skin cancer" published by Medical News Today on...

2014-07-03 04:20:33

ST. LOUIS, July 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Summer is here and when you think about sun exposure, the first thing that comes to mind is the beach or the pool. But millions of Americans receive a large portion of their sun exposure where they don't even realize it -- in their cars. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140703/124247 Many people are unaware the sun's harmful rays can penetrate glass - both in cars and buildings. Scientific research shows drivers are especially vulnerable on the...

2014-07-02 23:08:32

San Diego dermatology expert Dr. Mitchel Goldman says that using homemade sunscreen could be dangerous for your skin. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) July 02, 2014 A recent article has been making the rounds on various health websites, stating that store-bought sunscreens could be harmful to your skin and extolling the virtues of homemade sunscreen, complete with a recipe. Dr. Mitchel Goldman, Medical Director of Cosmetic Laser Dermatology in San Diego, states that this troubling trend is...

2014-07-02 08:28:46

Help Protect Skin with Lands' End Swim Tees & Rash Guards DODGEVILLE, Wis., July 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- July is UV Safety Month, a national health observance dedicated to spreading the word about strategies for preventing skin cancer. To help protect skin from the harmful UV rays of the sun, Lands' End offers a collection of lightweight Swim Tees for women and Rash Guards for men and children that the Skin Cancer Foundation recommends as an effective UV protectant. Lands' End Swim Tees...

2014-07-01 23:10:34

LUTRONIC SPECTRA Gold handpiece is now for sale in the USA, following its successful global launch in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and South America. Fremont, CA (PRWEB) July 01, 2014 Lutronic, a global leader of lasers and therapeutic devices for aesthetic and medical applications, announced today that the new Gold Handpiece for SPECTRA is now available in the United States, expanding the already robust workhorse to even more clinical applications. “The gold 585 nm handpiece now...

2014-07-01 23:04:24

Kevin McGuire, creator of the iTanSmart suntan app, underwent surgery this month for Basal Cell Carcimona skin cancer. His goal is to spread skin cancer awareness this summer by encouraging iTanSmart app downloads, which will lower the risk of overexposure to the sun among users. Fort Myers, FL (PRWEB) July 01, 2014 A few years ago, creator of the iTanSmart app, President of UV Technologies, LLC, Kevin McGuire, began noticing age spots on his face resulting from years of overexposure to...

2014-07-01 09:53:38

UCSF UCSF Study Questions Role of Skin Pigment in Enabling Survival at Higher Latitudes The popular idea that Northern Europeans developed light skin to absorb more UV light so they could make more vitamin D – vital for healthy bones and immune function – is questioned by UC San Francisco researchers in a new study published online in the journal Evolutionary Biology. Ramping up the skin’s capacity to capture UV light to make vitamin D is indeed important, according to a team...

2014-06-30 08:31:03

TRU-D is a portable UV disinfection system with Sensor360 technology, which automatically calculates the pathogen-lethal UV dose required for disinfecting health care environments WATERLOO, Iowa, June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare-Iowa is the latest to deploy TRU-D SmartUVC, a 5-foot-5 germ-killing ultraviolet robot equipped with the only infection prevention data collection and reporting software on the market. TRU-D is now in use at Covenant Medical Center...

2014-06-30 08:24:37

Window Film Delivers Peace of Mind During Summer Vacation Car Trips and Alleviates Concern About Break-ins WASHINGTON, June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The International Window Film Association (IWFA) is offering common sense tips to protect homeowners from becoming a crime or health statistic while traveling on vacation this summer. With an estimated 83 percent of Americans planning at least one summer road trip, according to a survey, vacationers may have more peace of mind knowing...


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
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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