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A citizen's dosimeter, and it fits in your wallet

No matter how many plastic cards currently crowd your wallet, one day you may wish to make room for one more. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS)'s Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) has developed ...

Jul 01, 2011
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Space travel is a bit safer than expected

Analysis of data from the MATROSHKA experiment, the first comprehensive measurements of long-term exposure of astronauts to cosmic radiation, has now been completed. This experiment, carried out on board ...

Dec 03, 2014
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Exploring Mars in low Earth orbit

In their quest to understand life's potential beyond Earth, astrobiologists study how organisms might survive in numerous environments, from the surface of Mars to the ice-covered oceans of Jupiter's moon, ...

Jul 31, 2014
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Smartphone radiation detector app tests positive

The popularity of smartphones continues to grow with the availability of an ever-growing range of applications. The app, Radioactivity Counter, is designed to measure a person's exposure to radiation. It claims ...

Jun 30, 2014
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