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How bacteria protect themselves from plasma treatment  PHYS.ORG · 13 hours
Plasmas are created from gas that is pumped with energy. Today, plasmas are already used against multi-resistant pathogens in clinical applications, for example to treat chronic wounds. "Plasmas provide a complex cocktail of components,... more
New radiation technique shows promise for treating patients with essential tremor  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Tyrus Agee thought his promising new career was doomed. He had only one year left to finish his Doctor of Optometry degree at the University of... more
A new method for the generation of intense X-ray and gamma-ray radiation  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
International group of researchers including scientists from Skoltech have invented a new method for the generation of intense X-ray and gamma-ray radiation based on... more
Laser trick produces high-energy terahertz pulses  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
A team of scientists from DESY and the University of Hamburg has achieved an important milestone in the quest for a new type of compact particle accelerator. Using ultra-powerful pulses of laser light, they were able... more
Solar activity forecast for next decade favorable for exploration  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
The last astronauts of the Apollo program were lucky. Not just because they were chosen to fly to the moon, but because they missed some really bad weather en route.... more
Magnetic field may be keeping Milky Way's black hole quiet  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Supermassive black holes exist at the center of most galaxies, and our Milky Way is no exception. But many other galaxies have highly active black holes, meaning a... more
Cementing our place in space  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
As your dog drags you around the block for his morning walk, you're probably not thinking about the wonders of the neighborhood sidewalk. But that concrete is pretty great. Next to water, it's the most widely used material... more
How NASA prepares spacecraft for the harsh radiation of space  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
In a small, square room walled by four feet of concrete, the air smells as if a lightning storm just passed through—crisp and acrid, like cleaning supplies. Outside,... more
Radiation associated with increased risk of adverse cardiac events in lung cancer patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
As advances in the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) extend patients' lives, more of these patients are facing a different... more
Machine learning approach for low-dose CT imaging yields superior results  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Machine learning has the potential to vastly advance medical imaging, particularly computerized tomography (CT) scanning, by reducing radiation exposure and improving image quality. more
Planck Finds No New Evidence for Cosmic Anomalies  ASTRO WATCH · 2 weeks
ESA’s Planck satellite has found no new evidence for the puzzling cosmic anomalies that appeared in its temperature map of... more
NIST infrared frequency comb measures biological signatures  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and collaborators have demonstrated a compact frequency-comb apparatus that rapidly measures the entire infrared band of light to detect biological, chemical and physical properties... more
A quantum simulation of Unruh radiation  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Researchers at the University of Chicago (UChicago) have recently reported an experimental observation of a matter field with thermal fluctuations that is in accordance with Unruh's radiation predictions. Their paper, published in Nature Physics, could open... more
Robotic surgery for oropharyngeal cancer not better than radiation therapy, study finds  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
In 2012, scientists at Lawson Health Research Institute launched the world's first clinical trial comparing robotic surgery to radiation therapy for the treatment of... more
ASTRO applauds new prior authorization legislation that aims to reduce obstacles in cancer care  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
On behalf of the nation's radiation oncologists and the more-than one million cancer patients in their care this year, the... more
Magnetism discovered in the Earth's mantle  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The huge magnetic field which surrounds the Earth, protecting it from radiation and charged particles from space—and which many animals even use for orientation purposes—is changing constantly, which is why geoscientists keep it constantly under surveillance.... more
US can label nuke waste as less dangerous to quicken cleanup  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
The U.S. government will reclassify some of the nation's most dangerous radioactive waste to lower its threat level more
Mars Explorers Will Tackle Radiation, Depression … and Space Bread  SPACE.COM · 2 weeks
Sending astronauts to Mars will be hard, but a panel of experts considered the details of how to make it work — from living underground to exercising in... more
Why Did People Take Iodine Pills After Chernobyl Exploded?  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 weeks
In the HBO miniseries 'Chernobyl,' a Soviet physicist realizes that there's been a release of radioactive material nearby and immediately pops an iodine pill. Why? more
Small particles can have big consequences for electronics in space missions  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Several space missions planned by the European Space Agency and NASA have their target set on Jupiter and its moons. The extraordinarily harsh radiation environments in... more
Study identifies brain hemorrhage patients most likely to have treatable underlying condition  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
When blood vessels in the brain rupture, or hemorrhage, and cause a stroke, large areas of the brain can be permanently damaged. Depending on... more
Physicists Find Way to ‘Catch and Save’ Schrödinger’s Cat  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 weeks
Schrödinger’s cat, a thought experiment envisioned by the Austrian physicist Erwin Schrödinger in 1935, is a paradox that... more
Accurate probing of magnetism with light  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Probing magnetic materials with extreme ultraviolet radiation allows to obtain a detailed microscopic picture of how magnetic systems interact with light—the fastest way to manipulate a magnetic material. A team of researchers led by the Max... more
The radiation showstopper for Mars exploration  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
An astronaut on a mission to Mars could receive radiation doses up to 700 times higher than on our planet—a major showstopper for the safe exploration of our solar system. A team of European experts is... more
The radiation showstopper for Mars exploration  ESA · 3 weeks
An astronaut on a mission to Mars could receive radiation doses up to 700 times higher than on our planet – a major showstopper... more
Three ways to travel at (nearly) the speed of light  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
One hundred years ago today, on May 29, 1919, measurements of a solar eclipse offered verification for Einstein's theory of general relativity. Even before that, Einstein had developed... more
New way to protect against high-dose radiation damage discovered  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Intensive radiotherapy can be toxic in 60 percent of patients with tumors located in the gastrointestinal cavity. Increases in levels of the protein URI protect mice against high-dose ionizing radiation-induced... more
URI is required to maintain intestinal architecture during ionizing radiation  Science Magazine · 3 weeks
Ionizing radiation (IR) can cause gastrointestinal syndrome (GIS), a lethal disorder, by means of unknown mechanisms. We show that high-dose irradiation increases unconventional prefoldin RPB5 interactor (URI) levels... more
A key metabolic gene for recurrent freshwater colonization and radiation in fishes  Science Magazine · 3 weeks
Colonization of new ecological niches has triggered large adaptive radiations. Although some lineages have made use of such opportunities, not all do so. The... more
Thermal analog black hole agrees with Hawking radiation theory  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A team of researchers at the Israel Institute of Technology has found that a thermal analog black hole they created agrees with the Hawking radiation theory. In their paper published... more
In a first, scientists took the temperature of a sonic black hole  SCIENCE-NEWS · 3 weeks
A lab-made black hole that traps sound, not light, emits radiation at a certain temperature, as Stephen Hawking first predicted. more
Researchers describe how prostate cancer cells develop ability to mimic osteoblasts  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Prostate cancer often becomes lethal as it spreads to the bones, and the process behind this deadly feature could potentially be turned against it as a... more
Medical News Today: Cancer: Proton therapy has fewer side effects than X-ray radiation  MNT · 3 weeks
A first-of-its-kind study compares the cure rates and side effects of proton therapy and X-ray radiation for people with various forms of... more
Radiation damage lowers melting point of potential fusion reactor material  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Radiation damage lowers the melting point of the metal tungsten, an effect that could contribute to material failure in nuclear fusion reactors and other applications where materials are... more
Researchers Generate Electricity from Americium  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 weeks
Researchers in the United Kingdom have extracted americium from a plutonium stockpile and used the heat generated from this radioactive element to generate enough electric current... more
Getting ready for Mars on the Space Station  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
From disrupted biological clocks to radiation and contamination hazards, Europe is running experiments on the International Space Station to take human exploration one step closer to Mars. more
New discovery about terahertz radiation benefits biomedicine  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Scientists from ITMO University for the first time in the world managed to directly measure the nonlinear refractive index of matter in the terahertz range. The results of the experiments were compared with previous... more
Getting ready for Mars – on the Space Station  ESA · 3 weeks
From disrupted biological clocks to radiation and contamination hazards, Europe is running experiments on the International Space Station... more
Direct measurement of the cosmic-ray proton spectrum with the CALET on the ISS  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Recent advances in the observation of high-energy radiations, including X-rays and gamma-rays, have unveiled many high-energy aspects of the universe. To achieve... more
New discovery about terahertz radiation behefits biomedicine  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Scientists from ITMO University for the first time in the world managed to directly measure the nonlinear refractive index of matter in the terahertz range. The results of the experiments were compared with previous... more
Under the dome: Fears Pacific nuclear 'coffin' is leaking  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
As nuclear explosions go, the US "Cactus" bomb test in May 1958 was relatively small—but it has left a lasting legacy for the Marshall Islands in a dome-shaped radioactive dump. more
Mass casualty field trial demonstrates capabilities of new life-saving technologies  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Four years ago academics, emergency responders and industry partners from across Europe came together with a common goal - to create new technologies and systems that would save... more
Visualization of ultrafast melting initiated from radiation-driven defects in solids  Science Magazine · 4 weeks
Materials exposed to extreme radiation environments such as fusion reactors or deep spaces accumulate substantial defect populations that alter their properties and subsequently the melting behavior. The quantitative... more
Galaxies as 'Cosmic Cauldrons'  ASTRO WATCH · 4 weeks
Star formation within interstellar clouds of gas and dust, so-called molecular clouds, proceeds very rapidly yet highly “inefficiently”. Most of the gas is dispersed by stellar radiation, revealing... more
A family of comets reopens the debate about the origin of Earth's water  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Where did the Earth's water come from? Although comets, with their icy nuclei, seem like ideal candidates, analyses have so far shown... more
A radiative cooling structural material  Science Magazine · 4 weeks
Reducing human reliance on energy-inefficient cooling methods such as air conditioning would have a large impact on the global energy landscape. By a process of complete delignification and densification of wood, we developed a structural material with a... more
Galaxies as 'cosmic cauldrons'  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Star formation within interstellar clouds of gas and dust, so-called molecular clouds, proceeds very rapidly yet highly inefficiently. Most of the gas is dispersed by stellar radiation, revealing galaxies to be highly dynamic systems, like "cosmic cauldrons," consisting of components... more
Galaxies as 'cosmic cauldrons'  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Star formation within interstellar clouds of gas and dust, so-called molecular clouds, proceeds very rapidly yet highly 'inefficiently'. Most of the gas is dispersed by stellar radiation, revealing galaxies to be highly dynamic systems, like 'cosmic cauldrons', consisting of components... more
Proton therapy results in fewer side effects for many cancer patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Proton therapy results in fewer side effects than traditional X-ray radiation therapy for many cancer patients, according to a new study led by Washington University School... more
New method could shed light on workers' historical radiation exposure  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Researchers in the UK have developed a new method for evaluating plutonium workers' historical internal radiation exposure. They focused their efforts on workers employed at the start of... more
New method could shed light on workers' historical radiation exposure  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Researchers in the UK have developed a new method for evaluating plutonium workers' historical internal radiation exposure in a study funded by the National Institute for Health Research. more
Amyloid fibrils lit with near-infrared radiation found to emit a dim, near-infrared signal  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
A team of researchers affiliated with several institutions in France has found that amyloid fibrils lit with near-infrared radiation emit a dim,... more
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