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Thunderbolt of lightning, gamma rays exciting

June 26, 2019

University of Tokyo graduate student Yuuki Wada with colleagues from Japan discover a connection between lightning strikes and…
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…
A NIST prototype photonic thermometer (picture is cropped). Image credit: J.L. Lee/NIST
Photonic Radiation Sensors Survive Huge Doses Undamaged

November 28, 2018

New tests can hasten use of small precision devices in medicine, food safety, spacecraft Researchers at the National…
Life on Europa Would be Protected by Just a Few Centimeters of Ice

July 25, 2018

Ever since the Galileo probe provided compelling evidence for the existence of a global ocean beneath the surface…
Researchers discover cause of radiation defects

June 3, 2018

A team of scientists from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and Texas A&M University got a step closer to understanding…
Deep Space Radiation Treatment Reboots Brain’s Immune System

May 22, 2018

Planning a trip to Mars? You’ll want to remember your anti-radiation pills. NASA and private space companies like…
Space Radiation is Increasingly More Hazardous

March 19, 2018

It might sound like something from a science fiction plot – astronauts traveling into deep space being bombarded…
New radiation detectors developed at Sandia used for New START inspections

February 2, 2018

Sandia National Laboratories designed, tested and delivered new radiation detection equipment for monitoring under the New START Treaty.…
Large Solar Storm Sparks Global Aurora and Doubles Radiation Levels on the Martian Surface

September 29, 2017

An unexpectedly strong blast from the Sun hit Mars this month, observed by NASA missions in orbit and…
Radiation analysis software makes emergency responders’ jobs quicker, easier

September 6, 2017

InterSpec helps decision-makers determine source, type, amount of radiation in real time When law enforcement officers and first…
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…
More precise diagnostics for better cancer outcomes

June 29, 2017

An important factor in fighting cancer is the speed at which the disease can be identified, diagnosed and…
Neutrinos as drivers of supernovae

June 26, 2017

Stars exploding as supernovae are the main sources of heavy chemical elements in the Universe. In these star…
Cloudy with a Chance of Radiation: NASA Studies Simulated Radiation

June 14, 2017

In each life a little rain must fall, but in space, one of the biggest risks to astronauts’…
Frequent flyers beware: Radiation risk may be on the rise

May 10, 2017

A heads-up for commercial air crews and other frequent fliers: The risk of exposure to radiation particles screaming…
A new way to examine space, bugs and bones

April 26, 2017

A novel way to harness lasers and plasmas may give researchers new ways to explore outer space and…
Crystals Grown Aboard Space Station Provide Radiation Detecting Technology

April 21, 2017

Research into crystal growth in microgravity was one of the earliest investigations conducted aboard the International Space Station…
NASA’s New Spectrometer to Help Future Crews Cope with Cosmic Radiation

April 5, 2017

One of the main health concerns of living and working in space is the long-term exposure to high…
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.…
Science in Focus: Rebuilding the Salivary Gland After Radiation

January 13, 2017

Patients who undergo radiation therapy for head and neck cancers often lose the ability to produce saliva because…
Measuring radiation damage on the fly

December 27, 2016

Materials exposed to a high-radiation environment such as the inside of a nuclear reactor vessel can gradually degrade…
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…
Study pinpoints protein that detects damage from radiation

November 11, 2016

High doses of radiation from cancer treatment can cause severe damage to cells and tissues, resulting in injury…
Pillars of Destruction in Carina Nebula

November 4, 2016

Colourful Carina Nebula blasted by brilliant nearby stars The spires and pillars in the new images of the…
Demystifying the resilience of water bears

September 21, 2016

A new water bear protein can protect the DNA of human cultured cells from otherwise lethal amounts of…
Scientists identified signatures of cancer caused by radiation

September 14, 2016

It is a well-known fact that radiation is linked to the development of cancer. However, the mechanism up…
Team uses pulsed ion beams to probe radiation defect dynamics in nuclear materials

August 28, 2016

Materials scientists at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) have developed a novel experimental method to access the dynamic…
‘Clocks’ in tree-rings that could reset chronologies across the ancient world

August 18, 2016

Until now scholars have had only vague evidence for dating when events happened during the earliest periods of…
High-dose radiation therapy as effective as surgery for aggressive prostate cancer

August 8, 2016

A study by researchers at the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center provides convincing evidence that radiation-based treatments and…
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