News tagged with gamma radiation

A pulsar with a tremendous hiccup

( -- Pulsars are superlative cosmic beacons. These compact neutron stars rotate about their axes many times per second, emitting radio waves and gamma radiation into space.  Using ingenious data analysis methods, ...

dateJul 24, 2012 in Astronomy
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Radiation boost for artificial joints

A blast of gamma radiation could toughen up plastic prosthetic joints to make them strong enough to last for years, according to researchers in China writing in the current issue of the International Journal of Biomedical ...

dateSep 22, 2011 in Biochemistry
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( -- A blazar is a galaxy which, like a quasar, has an intensely bright central nucleus containing a supermassive black hole. In a blazar, however, the emitted light sometimes includes extremely high energy gamma ...

dateSep 06, 2011 in Astronomy
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