News tagged with radiation

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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Evidence of the big fix?

The theory of wormholes and multiverse suggests that the parameters of the Standard Model are fixed such that the total entropy at the late stage of the universe is maximized. We consider the radiation of ...

Jun 25, 2014
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Checking up on tropical sunlight

Science is not settled on a bet or a hunch. Measurements and data feed conclusions and provide clarity. Scientists at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory found that two ground-based stations on a tropical ...

Jun 11, 2014
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NASA's SDO sees a summer solar flare

The sun emitted a significant solar flare, peaking at 7:42 a.m. EDT on June 10, 2014. NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory – which typically observes the entire sun 24 hours a day—captured images of the ...

Jun 10, 2014
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A new way to create compact light sources

(Phys.org) —SLAC scientists have found a new way to produce bright pulses of light from accelerated electrons that could shrink "light source" technology used around the world since the 1970s to examine ...

Jun 09, 2014
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