Active tracking of astronaut rad-exposures targeted

Radiation is an invisible hazard of spaceflight, but a new monitoring system for ESA astronauts gives a realtime snapshot of their exposure. The results will guide researchers preparing for deep-space missions to come.

How much radiation damage do astronauts really suffer in space?

Space is a really inhospitable place to live – there's no breathable air, microgravity wastes away your bones and muscles and you're subjected to increased doses of radiation in the form of high-energy charged particles. ...

Amid terror threats, new hope for radiation antidote

University of Virginia School of Medicine researchers have identified promising drugs that could lead to the first antidote for radiation exposure that might result from a dirty bomb terror attack or a nuclear accident such ...

Water bears do not have extensive foreign DNA, new study finds

Tardigrades, also known as moss piglets or water bears, are eight-legged microscopic animals that have long fascinated scientists for their ability to survive extremes of temperature, pressure, lack of oxygen, and even radiation ...

Xbox gaming technology may improve X-ray precision

With the aim of producing high-quality X-rays with minimal radiation exposure, particularly in children, researchers have developed a new approach to imaging patients. Surprisingly, the new technology isn't a high-tech, high-dollar ...

Is your fear of radiation irrational?

Bad Gastein in the Austrian Alps. It's 10am on a Wednesday in early March, cold and snowy – but not in the entrance to the main gallery of what was once a gold mine. Togged out in swimming trunks, flip-flops and a bath ...

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