What if there was another nuclear incident in the US? A disaster management scholar looks back at the history of nuclear events to assess the risk.
yesterday • ~13 min
Tags: radiation nuclear-power nuclear-weapons nuclear-accidents atomic-bombs hiroshima-and-nagasaki-atomic-bombs
Duckweed is an incredible, radiation-fighting astronaut food – and by changing how it is grown, we made it better
Duckweed is the perfect space food: small, fast-growing and nutritious. By studying how light levels changed the production of radiation-fighting antioxidants, researchers made it even better.
July 14, 2020 • ~6 min
Tags: space food nasa plants nutrition light farming antioxidants radiation micronutrients
A restart of nuclear testing offers little scientific value to the US and would benefit other countries
Seventy-five years after the first nuclear detonation and nearly 30 years since testing was banned, the US is considering resuming live nuclear testing.
July 14, 2020 • ~10 min
Tags: donald-trump radiation nuclear-tests nuclear-weapons plutonium comprehensive-test-ban-treaty
Radiation from space may have left a mark on early life, researchers say. It could explain chirality, or why molecules have left- and right-handed versions.
Tags: space molecules radiation featured science-and-technology
A new material allows for better monitoring of X-ray radiation, researchers report. That could give a boost to medical imaging or even airport security.
Tags: radiation science-and-technology imaging-technology x-rays
A new algorithm could speed up detection of weapons-grade nuclear material at national borders to protect against nuclear terrorism, researchers report.
Tags: security radiation nuclear-weapons algorithms science-and-technology terrorism
In my ten years working with and researching it, I've encountered lots of myths.
May 1, 2020 • ~5 min
Tags: radiation nuclear-power nuclear-waste radioactive-waste
Researchers have shown light and sound could replace radiation to image the heart. They say the method has potential for other procedures as well.
Tags: light radiation sound health-and-medicine imaging-technology
A new method can turn bricks into 3D "cameras" to help find clues in the hunt for weapons-grade nuclear materials.
Tags: radiation nuclear-weapons science-and-technology imaging-technology plutonium
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