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Existence of new element confirmed

Remember the periodic table from chemistry class in school? Researchers from Lund University in Sweden have presented fresh evidence that confirms the existence of a previously unknown chemical element. The ...

dateAug 27, 2013 in General Physics
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Particle physics for internal security

ETH spin-off Arktis Radiation Detectors Ltd produces special detectors that are in demand for internal security and combating terrorism. The plan moving forward is to develop a mobile detector within the ...

dateJul 16, 2013 in General Physics
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Nuclear dump leak raises questions about cleanup

(AP)—Back-to-back accidents and a never-supposed-to-happen above-ground radiation release that exposed at least 13 workers have shuttered the U.S. government's only deep underground nuclear waste dump indefinitely.

dateFeb 28, 2014 in Environment
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