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First reported Sep 12 2014 - Updated Sep 12 2014 - 1 reports

Mich. researchers hope to revamp lung CT image processing

-- A new study at the University of Michigan aims to speed up image processing for low-dose CT lung cancer scans in the hopes of reducing reconstruction times to just a few minutes, which should result in lower radiation doses to patients.To get access ... [Published Aunt Minnie - Sep 12 2014]
First reported Sep 10 2014 - Updated Sep 10 2014 - 1 reports

At least 108 vehicles with high background radiation sent to Japan from Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan will send 108 vehicles with high background radiation to Japan. According to the State Technical and Environmental Inspection informed 24.kg news agency .According to the data, for 8 months in the territory of Alamedin railway customs special ... [Published 24.kg - Sep 10 2014]
First reported Sep 05 2014 - Updated Sep 05 2014 - 1 reports

Germans Boared With Chernobyl Radiation

NBC News wants the German people to be very very afraid of wild radioactive boars roaming Saxony, writing this week that “three decades after the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, wild boars containing high levels of radiation have been found roaming the German ... [Published Forbes.com - Sep 05 2014]
First reported Sep 05 2014 - Updated Sep 05 2014 - 1 reports

Hadrons in Therapy and Space

The human mission to Mars is a major enterprise for the mankind in the XXI century. Space agencies consider Mars the ultimate goal of exploration, and the recent Inspiration Mars project propose a flyby in 2018. The Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) and the ... [Published MedicalPhysicsWeb - Sep 05 2014]
First reported Sep 02 2014 - Updated Sep 03 2014 - 2 reports

Nuclear power plants had accident-free year

Mumbai: Not one out of 33 incidents in various nuclear power plants in India during 2013-2014 was classified as an “accident” as per the International Nuclear and Radiological Event Scale, India’s atomic energy regulator said yesterday.While 32 incidents ... [Published Qatar Peninsula - Sep 03 2014]
First reported Sep 02 2014 - Updated Sep 02 2014 - 1 reports

Russian nuclear power plant suffers pump failure

The Kola Nuclear Power Plant, 200km south of the Russian port city Murmansk, was forced into automatic shutdown on Tuesday after the failure of circulation pumps.Although the causes for the pump failure have yet to be established, the plant's press service ... [Published China.org.cn - Sep 02 2014]
First reported Aug 29 2014 - Updated Aug 29 2014 - 2 reports

University Lecturer Tapio Mappes: - Chernobyl and Fukushima accidents will affect small mammals for a long time to come

Ionising radiation reduces litter sizes and the size of the brain and inner organs, renders animals blind and affects reproduction. University Lecturer Tapio Mappes, with funding from the Academy of Finland, is reing the impacts of the Fukushima and Chernobyl ... [Published Noodls - Aug 29 2014]
First reported Aug 27 2014 - Updated Aug 28 2014 - 1 reports

Underground lab glimpses 'soul' of the Sun

Please support our site by enabling javascript to view ads.A lab sited under 1.4 kilometres (4,500 feet) of rock has detected particles from the Sun that help to measure activity at the very heart of our star, scientists said Wednesday.Deep beneath Italy's ... [Published GlobalPost - Aug 27 2014]
First reported Aug 26 2014 - Updated Aug 26 2014 - 1 reports

3D radiometry

Methods and a computer program product for deriving temperature information with respect to surfaces within a scene that is imaged radiometrically. A time sequence of radiometric data is acquired in frames viewed from distinct angles. A three-dimensional ... [Published Free Patents Online - Aug 26 2014]
First reported Aug 20 2014 - Updated Aug 20 2014 - 3 reports

GOP candidate asks residents to mail him their pee

In the run-up to this fall’s rematch against Rep. Pete DeFazio (D-Ore.), Republican Art Robinson is making an unusual ask. “My name is Art Robinson,” read one of the mailers he sent to 500,000 Oregon residents in March. “I am a scientist who has lived ... [Published Grist - the Latest from Grist - Aug 20 2014]
First reported Aug 19 2014 - Updated Aug 19 2014 - 1 reports

BRIEF: Turkmen standardization state service announces tender [Trend News Agency, Baku, Azerbaijan :: ]

Aug. 19--"Turkmenstandartlary" Major State Service has announced a tender.The subject of the tender is the purchase of testing laboratory equipment for the national currency: the equipment to determine the radionuclides and retrieval devices to determine ... [Published BusinessWeek - Aug 19 2014]
First reported Aug 18 2014 - Updated Aug 18 2014 - 1 reports

“Protection Standards for Nuclear Power Operations” means what?

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) of the United States is a full blown oxymoron when it comes to protecting U.S. residents from the danger of increased exposure to ionizing radiation . That’s the kind of radiation that comes from natural sources ... [Published Columbus Free Press - Aug 18 2014]

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...curator at the aquarium, operated by the UGA Marine Extension Service, a unit of the Office of the Vice President for Public Service and Outreach. "It was a little distracted by the media trying to capture the moment, but once Ossabaw saw the ocean, its instincts kicked in. It kept going, and once it made it to the breakers it went on its way."
...As Silk explained in a recent article "modern cosmology has been spectacularly successful in explaining how the universe is now, ...but this success has led to the situation where attempts to explain its origin pose questions which begin to leave the realm of physics and enter into philosophy."
"In repeat scan situations, it's crucial that the dose be very low" he said

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Lung cancer is rarely detected by current X-ray... [Published ScienceNordic - Sep 16 2014]
Overnight News Digest: Science Saturday (Solar ... [Published Daily Kos - Sep 14 2014]
Mich. researchers hope to revamp lung CT image ... [Published Aunt Minnie - Sep 12 2014]
When science and philosophy meet. [Published Noodls - Sep 12 2014]
Fighting Lung Cancer: Faster Image Processing f... [Published Newswise - Sep 11 2014]
Lung Cancer Is Better Identified with Ultra-Low... [Published MedImaging.net - Sep 11 2014]
5 Reasons Why Virtual Colonoscopies Are Better ... [Published Huffington Post - Sep 10 2014]
At least 108 vehicles with high background radi... [Published 24.kg - Sep 10 2014]
Fukushima Crisis Continues, Worse Than Reported... [Published Dissident Voice - Sep 06 2014]
‘Uranium Capital of the World’ [Published Cibola County Beacon - Sep 05 2014]
Zoe Quinn and the orchestrated campaign of hara... [Published The Independent - Sep 05 2014]
Germans Boared With Chernobyl Radiation [Published Forbes.com - Sep 05 2014]
Hadrons in Therapy and Space [Published MedicalPhysicsWeb - Sep 05 2014]
Patent Issued for Metal Nanoparticles [Published HispanicBusiness.com - Sep 05 2014]
Cypress Adds Low-Power MoBL Devices to Family o... [Published Wall Street Select - Sep 03 2014]
Nuclear power plants had accident-free year [Published Qatar Peninsula - Sep 03 2014]
Russian nuclear power plant suffers pump failure [Published China.org.cn - Sep 02 2014]
Indian nuclear power plants accident-free last ... [Published Siasat Daily - Sep 02 2014]
Is Miami on the brink of a Fukushima style nucl... [Published Sott.net - Aug 30 2014]
University Lecturer Tapio Mappes: - Chernobyl a... [Published Noodls - Aug 29 2014]
Chernobyl and Fukushima nuclear accidents will ... [Published Health Canal - Aug 29 2014]
Neutrino Research: Elusive Particle From Sun's ... [Published International Business Times UK - Aug 29 2014]
You'll never believe what these scientists foun... [Published Catholic Online - Aug 28 2014]
AFTAC testing for radiation exposure [Published Florida Today - Aug 28 2014]
Underground lab glimpses 'soul' of the Sun [Published GlobalPost - Aug 27 2014]
Detecting neutrinos, physicists look into the h... [Published EurekAlert! - Aug 27 2014]
How 'One-Day Wonder' websites help disguise mal... [Published Christian Science Monitor - Aug 26 2014]
Radical New Documentary Claims Copernicus and 4... [Published Epoch Times - Aug 26 2014]
3D radiometry [Published Free Patents Online - Aug 26 2014]
Lung cancer is rarely detected by current X-ray... [Published Medical Xpress - Aug 25 2014]
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GOP candidate asks residents to mail him their pee [Published Grist - the Latest from Grist - Aug 20 2014]
In the run-up to this fall’s rematch against Rep. Pete DeFazio (D-Ore.), Republican Art Robinson is making an unusual ask. “My name is Art Robinson,” read one of the mailers he sent to 500,000 Oregon residents in March. “I am a scientist who has lived ...
GOP Candidate Asks Residents to Mail Him Their Pee [Published MoJo Articles | Mother Jones - Aug 20 2014]
In the run-up to this fall's rematch against Rep. Pete DeFazio (D-Ore.), Republican Art Robinson is making an unusual ask. "My name is Art Robinson," read one of the mailers he sent to 500,000 Oregon residents in March. "I am a scientist who has lived ...
An open letter to the ABC about Catalyst’s late... [Published BraveNewClimate - Aug 15 2014]
Mark Horstman travels to Fukushima Prefecture in Japan to investigate where the radioactive fallout has travelled since the Daichi nuclear power plant accident over three years ago. This was the profile of a recent ABC Catalyst documentary investigation on ...
Why does conventional wisdom ignore hormesis? [Published Atomic Insights - Aug 04 2014]
By Bill Sacks and Greg Meyerson What we are about to say flies in the face of the conventional wisdom. There is no automatic reason for anyone to believe or trust our comments, so we provide some sources at the end that allow the reader to do further ...
Officially "Safe" Radiation [Published OpEdNews - Aug 04 2014]
The phrase "considered safe" is key to the issue, since there is no "actually safe" level of radiation exposure. The planet was once naturally radioactive and lifeless. Life emerged only after Earth's radiation levels decayed to the point where life became ...
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