Background Radiation

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First reported Apr 10 2014 - Updated Apr 10 2014 - 1 reports

Tech Universe: Friday 11 April

Photo / ThinkstockSPARKING PROGRESS: Some spinal cord injuries prevent people from voluntarily moving their legs. US researchers implanted an epidural stimulator in 4 people paralysed in accidents. The result was that 3 of them were then able to voluntarily ... [Published New Zealand Herald - Apr 10 2014]
First reported Apr 09 2014 - Updated Apr 10 2014 - 1 reports

​US service members claim they were misled about Fukushima radiation dangers

22:36Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Fukushima prefecture (Reuters / Koji Sasahara)US service members who took part in cleanup efforts after the Fukushima nuclear disaster have since been diagnosed with ailments like cancer. Now, in a class action ... [Published Russia Today - Apr 09 2014]
First reported Apr 09 2014 - Updated Apr 09 2014 - 1 reports

Dark matter hunters turn to nano-blasts and enzyme ice

Read more: Click here to read a longer version of this storyENZYME ice cubes and nano-explosives may be our best bets for making direct contact with dark matter, the stuff that reputedly makes up most of the mass of the universe.The strongest indirect ... [Published New Scientist - Apr 09 2014]
First reported Apr 08 2014 - Updated Apr 08 2014 - 1 reports

Impact of Radioactive Release from Nuclear Plants

During 1989, a survey conducted by the Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB) on perceptions on nuclear power on behalf of the Indian National Academy of Engineering revealed that even qualified people have wrong notions on the impact of radioactive releases ... [Published Navhind Times - Apr 08 2014]
First reported Apr 08 2014 - Updated Apr 08 2014 - 1 reports

University of South Carolina: Radiation damage at the root of Chernobyl's ecosystems

Radiation damage at the root of Chernobyl's ecosystems2014 APR 08 -- y a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at NewsFile -- Radiological damage to microbes near the site of the Chernobyl disaster has slowed the decomposition of fallen leaves and other plant ... [Published NewsRX - Apr 08 2014]
First reported Mar 31 2014 - Updated Apr 01 2014 - 2 reports

Fukushima residents allowed to return

Hundreds of residents of an area contaminated by a catastrophic reactor meltdown at a nuclear plant in northeastern Japan have been allowed to return home three years after the disaster.An evacuation order, declared in the aftermath of a devastating tsunami ... [Published WDSU New Orleans - Apr 01 2014]
First reported Mar 23 2014 - Updated Mar 24 2014 - 2 reports

Toxic Fukushima radiation may appear on California beach, US health officials give final ruling

Upon the Public Health Department doing its own preliminary analysis as well as what independent studies have revealed, the radiation at the beach is originating from naturally occurring materials in the sand. Officials have concluded that such elements ... [Published Voice of Russia - Mar 24 2014]
First reported Mar 24 2014 - Updated Mar 24 2014 - 1 reports

THE BUZZ: HK background radiation higher than Tokyo

Scientists have found that the level of background radiation in Hong Kong is higher than that of Tokyo. Safecast, a non-profit organization told South China Morning Post that it has been monitoring the radiation levels in Japan since the 2011 Fukushima ... [Published Macau Daily Times - Mar 24 2014]
First reported Mar 20 2014 - Updated Mar 20 2014 - 1 reports

Radiation damage at the root of Chernobyl's ecosystems

Radiological damage to microbes near the site of the Chernobyl disaster has slowed the decomposition of fallen leaves and other plant matter in the area, according to a study just published in the journal Oecologia. The resulting buildup of dry, loose ... [Published Brightsurf Science News - Mar 20 2014]
First reported Mar 19 2014 - Updated Mar 19 2014 - 2 reports

Radiation damage at the root of Chernobyl's ecosystems

Radiological damage to microbes near the site of the Chernobyl disaster has slowed the decomposition of fallen leaves and other plant matter in the area, according to a study just published in the journal Oecologia. The resulting buildup of dry, loose ... [Published Bio-Medicine - Mar 19 2014]
First reported Mar 17 2014 - Updated Mar 18 2014 - 10 reports

Evidence of young universe's growth spurt is discovered

AdvertisementScientists staring at the faint afterglow from the universe's birth 13.8 billion years ago have discovered the first direct evidence for the theory of cosmic inflation — the mysterious and violent expansion after the big bang.The findings, ... [Published Los Angeles Times - Mar 18 2014]
First reported Mar 17 2014 - Updated Mar 17 2014 - 2 reports

Here's A Simple Explanation Of How Astrophysicists Unravelled The Big Bang

Scientists have found the first direct evidence that the universe expanded incredibly quickly in the microseconds after the Big Bang.This is ground-breaking and Nobel-Prize-worthy research, if it is confirmed by other researchers.For a good explanation ... [Published Business Insider Australia - Mar 17 2014]

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According to Fox's synopsis of the new "Cosmos" episode, "The Ship of the Imagination ventures on an epic voyage to the bottom of a dewdrop to explore the universe on the smallest scale and observe exotic life forms invisible to the naked eye. Then, host Neil deGrasse Tyson explains the neural network in our brains which determine our sense of smell and memory, and later, he travels deep beneath the surface of the Earth to discover the most mysterious particle we know."
...Now I did have a few where I would qualify my story with, "No, I don't mean 'we broke up and I can't be bothered to figure out where things went wrong, I mean that she was diagnosed with borderline personality disorder and was starting to show signs of genuine paranoia" but for the most part, crazy meant "acting in a way I didn't like."
"The Mendocino County Office of Education would like to thank the School DistrictDistrict Science Fair Coordinators, teachers, and parents for supporting the curiosity and commitment of students in the field of science."
"They won't hurt you. They're like sparklers, or balloons popping" says team member Katherine Freese at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor

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'Cosmos' Episode 6 Preview: Neil DeGrasse Tyson... [Published International Business Times - Apr 13 2014]
Quantum theory proves consciousness moves to an... [Published Impact Lab - Apr 11 2014]
Ending radiation fears 1st step to Fukushima ev... [Published The Japan News - Apr 11 2014]
What's really going on when men call women 'crazy' [Published Sott.net - Apr 11 2014]
Tech Universe: Friday 11 April [Published New Zealand Herald - Apr 10 2014]
​US service members claim they were misled abou... [Published Russia Today - Apr 09 2014]
Fukushima Effects: New Research [Published Daily Kos - Apr 09 2014]
Willits scientists headed to California Science... [Published Willits News - Apr 09 2014]
Dark matter hunters turn to nano-blasts and enz... [Published New Scientist - Apr 09 2014]
Impact of Radioactive Release from Nuclear Plants [Published Navhind Times - Apr 08 2014]
Former potash mine to help find life on Mars [Published Cordis - Apr 08 2014]
Activist at Westminster dog park warns of proxi... [Published Denver Post - Apr 08 2014]
Parallel processing error detection and locatio... [Published Free Patents Online - Apr 08 2014]
University of South Carolina: Radiation damage ... [Published NewsRX - Apr 08 2014]
New atomic clock is world’s most precise [Published Japan Times - Apr 06 2014]
Flash fiction: 'Oh, say, can you see?' [Published Battle Creek Enquirer - Apr 06 2014]
Nuclear weapons 'ghost town' comes into the light [Published Leaf Chronicle - Apr 06 2014]
Yorkshire Mine Plays Vital Role in Search for L... [Published International Business Times UK - Apr 05 2014]
Mendocino County Science Fair results [Published Ukiah Daily Journal - Apr 05 2014]
U.S. builds most accurate atomic clock, could k... [Published UPI - Apr 04 2014]
Land Instruments' Spot thermometer operates in ... [Published Source.theEngineer - Apr 04 2014]
New atomic clock won’t gain or lose a second in... [Published EarthSky - Apr 04 2014]
New Atomic Clock Will Keep Ticking for 300M Years [Published PC Magazine - Apr 04 2014]
Life on Mars hunt goes down a pit Press Associa... [Published Yahoo! UK and Ireland - Apr 04 2014]
Dentistry is Ripe for High-Tech Blockbusters [Published Wall Street Pit - Apr 03 2014]
What Goes on in There?: Canadian Institute for ... [Published The Grid - Apr 03 2014]
Cosmos Quest for Students, “Light, Time & Gravity” [Published Fox40 KTXL - Apr 03 2014]
UN body: Fukushima fear-mongering worse than th... [Published Herald Sun - Apr 02 2014]
UN reports on Fukushima radiation [Published World Nuclear News - Apr 02 2014]
Fukushima Return: At Nuclear Site, How Safe is ... [Published National Geographic - Apr 02 2014]
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New atomic clock won’t gain or lose a second in... [Published EarthSky - Apr 04 2014]
Photo credit: National Institute of Standards and Technology The U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has officially launched a new atomic clock, called NIST-F2, to serve as a new U.S. civilian time ...
Japan Gives Residents All Clear To Return To Fu... [Published Zero Hedge - Mar 31 2014]
As we reported last night, Japan's economy may once again be relapsing into a slowing phase, perversely well in advance of the dreaded sales-tax hike which many expect will catalyze Japan's collapse into another recession as happened the last time Japan ...
Anti nuclear movement strategy circa April 1991 [Published Atomic Insights - Mar 31 2014]
A friend of mine is cleaning out his basement in preparation for a move. He’s been in the nuclear industry for many years and actively participated in some of the public battles that activists have initiated to slow or halt new development and seek closure ...
Radiological Damage to Microbes Hampers Plant D... [Published Ecology Global Network - Mar 23 2014]
More than 25 years after an explosion and fire at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant spewed large quantities of radioactive material across much of the western USSR and Europe, microbes near the site of the accident remain compromised in their ability ...
Critical Analysis of Mousseau Fukushima Present... [Published Atomic Insights - Mar 22 2014]
Editor’s Note: On March 11, 2013, Dr. Timothy Mousseau gave a presentation at the Helen Caldicott sponsored symposium on the Medical and Ecological Consequences of Fukushima. This analysis by Dr. Patrick Walden, was posted as a TRIUMF wiki soon after ...
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