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NASA’s SET Mission to Study Satellite Protection Is Ready for Launch

June 11, 2019

Ready, SET, go — NASA’s Space Environment Testbeds, or SET, will launch in June 2019 on its mission to…
Nebraska leads $11M study to develop radiation exposure drugs

January 16, 2019

The U.S. Department of Defense has turned to the University of Nebraska to jumpstart the development of drug…
Crystal Clear: Finding Ways to Protect Crews from the Effects of Space Radiation

December 21, 2018

In the near future, crews will embark on multi-month missions to the Moon, and eventually Mars and beyond.…
Modular Martian Base With Its Own Radiation Shielding

October 17, 2018

The idea of exploring and colonizing Mars has never been more alive than it is today. Within the…
Wearable “microbrewery” saves human body from radiation damage

August 9, 2018

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — The same way that yeast yields beer and bread can help hospital lab workers…
PNNL helps further the quest for info about matter – the building blocks of the universe

March 31, 2018

Lab developed the world’s purest copper and cryocoolers for special detector Scientists the world over seek to understand…
Scintillating discovery at Sandia Labs

June 30, 2017

Taking inspiration from an unusual source, a Sandia National Laboratories team has dramatically improved the science of scintillators…
NASA Studies Cosmic Radiation to Protect High-Altitude Travelers

January 28, 2017

NASA scientists studying high-altitude radiation recently published new results on the effects of cosmic radiation in our atmosphere.…
Toward safer, long-life nuclear reactors: Metal design could raise radiation resistance by 100 times

December 19, 2016

In findings that could change the way industries like nuclear energy and aerospace look for materials that can…
‘Conductive concrete’ shields electronics from EMP attack

November 15, 2016

An attack via a burst of electromagnetic energy could cripple vital electronic systems, threatening national security and critical…
Magnetic oceans and electric Earth

October 4, 2016

Oceans might not be thought of as magnetic, but they make a tiny contribution to our planet’s protective…
Scientists and Engineers Evaluate Orion Radiation Protection Plan

September 24, 2016

When astronauts in Orion venture far beyond Earth into deep space, they will expand humanity’s frontier and push…
Amid terrorism fears, promising leads in hunt for radiation antidote

June 21, 2016

University of Virginia School of Medicine researchers have identified promising drugs that could lead to the first antidote…
Radiation detectors at U.S. ports of entry now operate more effectively, efficiently

January 5, 2016

New approach improves detection of threat materials while reducing nuisance alarms Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border…
Real Martians: How to Protect Astronauts from Space Radiation on Mars

October 2, 2015

On Aug. 7, 1972, in the heart of the Apollo era, an enormous solar flare exploded from the…
Harsh conditions can’t contain researchers’ efforts to test radiation detection systems

September 22, 2015

Researchers from five laboratories and a private company recently spent two days in blistering 100 degree heat testing…
Nanocrystals don’t add up for reactor materials

August 20, 2015

Lawrence Livermore researchers have found that nanocrystalline materials do not necessarily resist radiation effects in nuclear reactors better…
Sun Protection On A Bike Helmet

July 27, 2015

The Bouclier Visor –  is a bike helmet-mounted visor that shades your entire face. It provides full-face sun protection…
Radiation Safety for Sunken-Ship Archaeology

July 9, 2015

About 42 miles southwest of San Francisco and 2,600 feet underwater sits the U.S.S. Independence, a bombed-out relic…
NASA, InnoCentive Seek to Reduce Radiation Exposure on Deep Space Missions

November 21, 2014

NASA is looking to the public for innovative ways to help mitigate radiation exposure on deep space missions,…
Backscatter Body Scan Redux

July 22, 2014

Airline passengers have already said bon voyage to the controversial backscatter x-ray security scanners, pulled from U.S. airports…
Can A Mega-Magnetic Field Protect Astronauts From Radiation?

January 31, 2014

A bunch of people really, really want to go to the Red Planet on the proposed one-way Mars One trip;…
Researchers Hope to Shed Light on Dark Lightning Radiation

June 14, 2013

Scientists now know that thunderstorms, working as powerful natural terrestrial particle accelerators, produce intense flashes of ionizing radiation…
Plastic Protection Against Cosmic Rays?

June 13, 2013

It could work, say researchers from the University of New Hampshire and the Southwest Research Institute. One of the…
Radiation Measured by NASA’s Curiosity on Voyage to Mars has Implications for Future Human Missions

May 31, 2013

Measurements taken by NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) mission as it delivered the Curiosity rover to Mars in…
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