News tagged with radioactive elements

X-ray illumination of supernova ejecta

(PhysOrg.com) -- Supernovae are the explosive deaths of massive stars, cataclysms that disburse into space the chemical elements produced by nuclear reactions inside the progenitor stars. Understanding chemical ...

dateJun 24, 2011 in Astronomy
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Seeing a Stellar Explosion in 3D (w/ Video)

(PhysOrg.com) -- Astronomers using ESO’s Very Large Telescope have for the first time obtained a three-dimensional view of the distribution of the innermost material expelled by a recently exploded star. ...

dateAug 04, 2010 in Astronomy
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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 ...

dateMar 14, 2013 in General Physics
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The importance of fundamental measurements

At the Radioactive Isotope Beam Facility (RIBF) of the RIKEN Nishina Center for Accelerator Science in Wako, a research team has measured the time it takes for 38 extremely rare isotopes to decay by half. ...

dateMay 04, 2011 in General Physics
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Health experts sound warning over iodine rush

Japan's nuclear crisis has sparked panic buying of iodine pills, with online bids exceeding $500 for a single packet, but health experts hosed down the hysteria and warned the pills are of limited use. ...

dateMar 15, 2011 in Other
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