News tagged with radiation

Wireless sensor transmits tumor pressure

The interstitial pressure inside a tumor is often remarkably high compared to normal tissues and is thought to impede the delivery of chemotherapeutic agents as well as decrease the effectiveness of radiation ...

Sep 20, 2014 4.4 / 5 (8) 0

The entropy of black holes

Yesterday I talked about black hole thermodynamics, specifically how you can write the laws of thermodynamics as laws about black holes. Central to the idea of thermodynamics is the property of entropy, which c ...

Sep 12, 2014 4.6 / 5 (19) 11

No Fukushima radiation found in coastal areas

It was raining when Eric Norman, Berkeley Lab physicist and University of California (UC) Berkeley professor of Nuclear Engineering, heard about the nuclear-reactor meltdown in Fukushima, Japan. "I immediately ...

Sep 03, 2014 3.5 / 5 (13) 13