News tagged with radiation dose

Radiation for dummies

Meet Helga and Zohar, the dummies destined for a pioneering lunar flyby to help protect space travelers from cosmic rays and energetic solar storms.

dateJan 28, 2019 in Space Exploration
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New measurements to guide radiation therapy

When ionizing radiation passes through living tissue, it interacts with molecules present in the cells, stripping away electrons and producing charged species known as ions. Ionizing radiation used for cancer treatment includes ...

dateDec 19, 2017 in General Physics
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Lightning produces afterglow of gamma radiation

Lightning can produce X-rays and gamma radiation. In the past, researchers thought that this phenomenon only lasted for a very short time, about one ten-thousandth of a second. However, the ionizing radiation of lightning ...

dateOct 24, 2017 in Earth Sciences
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