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Uranium is a chemical element which is found in nature as uranium-238, uranium-235 and a very small amount of uranium-234. It decays very slowly by emitting an alpha particle but has an exceptionally long half-life (uranium-238 has a half-life of about 4.47 billion years while uranium-235 has a half-life of 704 million years). It makes ..
With tons of cold war era nuclear waste and decades of bomb making, US started this undergroung nuclear waste isolation program. The program has now successfully proved that radioactive waste could be safely disposed deep underground rendering less threat to the environment. However there had been minor accidents in the plant. A radiation leak in ..
Category: Environment Current Affairs
Topics: Energy • Environmental impact of nuclear power • Hazardous waste • High-level radioactive waste management • Nuclear and radiation accidents and incidents • Nuclear history of the United States • Nuclear physics • Nuclear technology • Radioactive waste • Radioactive Waste Repository Authority • Radioactivity
India’s biggest cyclotron facility “Cyclone-30” has become operational at the Kolkata-based Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre (VECC) under the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) for treatment of cancer. The facility produces a 30MeV beam that will be used to produce radioisotopes for medical imaging & diagnosis. The Cyclone-30 is in the first phase of production generating ..
Topics: Chemistry • Cyclotron • Iodine-123 • Medicinal radiochemistry • Natural sciences • Nuclear medicine • Physical sciences • Radioactive tracer • Radioactivity • Radiobiology • Radionuclide • Radiopharmaceuticals
The scientist at INMAS claim to have developed India’s first indigenous medical kit that may ensure protection from serious injuries and faster healing of wounds resulting from nuclear warfare or radioactive leakage. The medical kit has been developed for the armed, paramilitary and police forces only as they are the first ones likely to get ..
Topics: Ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid • Ionizing radiation • Natural sciences • Nuclear and radiation accidents and incidents • Nuclear medicine • Nuclear physics • Nuclear warfare • Physical sciences • Radiation protection • Radioactivity • Radiobiology • Radionuclide
Marie Curie voted as most influential woman in history as per recent Readers of BBC History magazine poll
Nobel prize winning scientist Marie Curie was the most influential woman in this poll. The magazine ranked Polish born Curie at the top of a list of 100 women who changed the world, for her role in treating cancer.