News tagged with radioactive elements

New results on geo-neutrinos from Borexino

(Phys.org) —Borexino is a liquid scintillator detector mainly built for solar neutrino searches. Due to its high level of radiopurity, a worldwide record, Borexino can also detect rare events such as electron-antineutrinos ...

Mar 14, 2013 3 / 5 (6) 13

How to discover a new element

(PhysOrg.com) -- It is not the same as it used to be, the element finding business. We have discovered and named all the elements from hydrogen (element 1) up to element 112 (copernicium)[1], and last week ...

Jun 15, 2011 4 / 5 (4) 0

Tracing the history of Earth

Although scientists have a general idea of when major events occurred during Earth’s 4.5-billion-year history, geologists would like to be able to pinpoint the exact dates of those events. Precise dates ...

Nov 03, 2010 4.7 / 5 (6) 2