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Student Science Experiment Finds Plants Won't Grow Near Wi-Fi Router
Science & Tech  (tags: cellphones, radiation, investigation, kids, wifi )

Alexandra
- 1781 days ago - mnn.com
Ninth-graders design science experiment to test the effect of cellphone radiation on plants. The results may surprise you.
Radiation Detected 400 Miles Off Japanese Coast
Science & Tech  (tags: Radiation, detected, 400 miles, off, Japanese, coast )

Agnes
- 2282 days ago - news.yahoo.com
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Radioactive contamination from the Fukushima power plant disaster has been detected as far as almost 400 miles off Japan in the Pacific Ocean, with water showing readings of up to 1,000 times more than prior levels, scientists report
Sun Delivered Curveball of Powerful Radiation at Earth
Science & Tech  (tags: science, Sun, Radiation, Earth )

Shaniya
- 2302 days ago - sciencedaily.com
A potent follow-up solar flare, which occurred on Jan. 17, 2012, just days after the Sun launched the biggest coronal mass ejection (CME) seen in nearly a decade, delivered a powerful radiation punch to Earth's magnetic field despite the fact that it was
Scientists May Be Able to Double Efficacy of Radiation Therapy
Science & Tech  (tags: Scientists May, Be, Able to, Double, Efficacy of, Radiation, Therapy )

Agnes
- 2347 days ago - sciencedaily.com
Georgia Health Sciences University scientists have devised a way to reduce lung cancer cells' ability to repair the lethal double-strand DNA breaks caused by radiation therapy.
Europe Bans X-Ray Body Scanners Used at U.S. Airports
Science & Tech  (tags: X-ray body scanners, airports, European Union, U.S., Transportation Security, Adminitration, TSA, cancer, radiation, explosives )

Judy
- 2380 days ago - propublica.org
Monday the EU prohibited use of X-ray body scanners in European airports, parting ways with the U.S. Transportation Security Administration, which has deployed hundreds of the scanners as a way to screen millions of airline passengers for explosives.
Study: Japan Nuke Radiation Higher Than Estimated
Science & Tech  (tags: science, study, Japan, nuke, radiation, higher, than, estimated )

Agnes
- 2398 days ago - ctv.ca
The Fukushima nuclear disaster released twice as much of a radioactive substance into the atmosphere as Japanese authorities estimated, reaching 40 per cent of the total from Chernobyl, a preliminary report says.
How Scientists Track Global Radiation Spread
Science & Tech  (tags: environment, health, radiation, science, research, technology )

Kathy
- 2614 days ago - planetsave.com
The current crop of sensors are all based on technology developed at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) in Richland, Washington (U.S.). These instruments were designed to detect secret nuclear bomb tests by other nuclear nations.
Comparing Fukushima to Chernobyl
Science & Tech  (tags: science, study, nuclear power plant, Fukushima, Fukushima No.1 plant, Chernobyl, comparison, nuclear contamination, explosion, fire, Three Mile Island accident, worst, blast, reactors, radiation, radiation leak, environment, safety )

Naoko
- 2622 days ago - asahi.com
The problems at the Fukushima No.1 nuclear power plant have raised comparisons to Chernobyl, where the worst nuclear accident occurred 25 years ago.
Nuclear Crisis Update: No Water to Cool Spent Fuel Pool
Science & Tech  (tags: Nuclear Crisis, radiation, radioactive )

Suzane
- 2623 days ago - news.discovery.com
All of the water from one of the spent fuel-rod pools is gone, according to the chief of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. With no water to cool the fuel rods, they could just get hotter and eventually melt down.
Here Comes the Sun: Solar Flares Make Way to Earth
Science & Tech  (tags: solar flare, satellites, Radiation, Earth )

Suzane
- 2651 days ago - reuters.com
Radiation from the largest solar flare in four years is expected to reach Earth late on Thursday or Friday.
How to Spot a Spinning Black Hole
Science & Tech  (tags: black hole, radiation, telescopes, astronomers )

Deena
- 2654 days ago - nature.com
An international group of astronomers and physicists has found that rotating black holes leave an imprint on passing radiation that should be detectable using today's most sensitive radio telescopes.
Sun May Soon Plunge Into Hot Cloud of Interstellar Gas -
Science & Tech  (tags: space, IBEX, space travelleling, radiation, LIC, LB )

Little
- 2915 days ago - news.sciencemag.org
Don't worry about stocking up on sunscreen, but our solar system may be headed for a celestial version of global warming.
NASA's Android Astronaut Assistant Prepares for Launch - New Scientist
Science & Tech  (tags: space weather, space station, Robotics, shuttle, radiation )

Steve
- 2946 days ago - newscientist.com
NASA is preparing to send its first humanoid robot into space, the 140-kilogram R2 model will be launched to the International Space Station. The idea is to give the crew an assistant that never tires of boring tasks & see how radiation effects it.
Why Not Just Dispose of Nuclear Waste in the Sun?
Science & Tech  (tags: nuclear waste, nuclear, space, pollution, radiation, sun, world, war, usa, violence, unitednations, politics, government, world, technology, tech, science, scientists, space, NewTechnology, interesting, investigation, environment, discovery, energy )

Randy L
- 2958 days ago - blog.acton.org
PopSci follows up with the question I asked awhile back, "Why Not Just Dispose of Nuclear Waste in the Sun?"
Gamma Rays a Flight Risk?
Science & Tech  (tags: science, gamma rays, radiation, aviation, thunderstorms, terrestrial gamma ray flashes, TGF's, flight risk, cancer risk )

Judy
- 3000 days ago - news.nationalgeographic.com
Airplane passengers flying near thunderstorms could be exposed to dangerously high levels of radiation in the form of terrestrial gamma ray flashes, scientists say.
 

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