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The Existence of Radiation

- Radiation has existed throughout the entire existence of earth. Scientists did not know about radiation until very recently because radioactive materials look the same as non-radioactive materials. It was not until February of 1896, when a French scientist named Antoine Henri Becquerel did an experiment using naturally fluorescent minerals to study x-ray properties, which were discovered by Wilhelm Roentgen, that scientists became aware of the existence of radioactivity. Becquerel “exposed potassium uranyl sulfate to sunlight, and the uranium-bearing crystals were later exposed” The Discovery of Radioactivity....   [tags: Radiation, FRC, RPD]

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Radiation Therapy Is A Growing Field

- Radiation therapy is a growing field that has not been around very long. This field works with patients that have many different types of cancer ranging from leukemia, lung cancer, prostate cancer, cervical cancer, and brain cancer among others. Cancer can be effectively treated using surgical, chemical and radiation treatment or a combination of the three. Many advantages and disadvantages have emerged when considering the use of radiation therapy and these pros and cons should be discussed thoroughly between the Oncologist and patient before a decision has been made on a course of action....   [tags: Cancer, Radiation therapy, Oncology]

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Symptoms And Treatment Of Radiation Therapy

- Introduction Radiation therapy is a complex treatment plan to treat cancer in patients. Its treatment can be used alone or in conjunction with surgery or chemotherapy. Radiation therapy is delivered by a team of individuals who specialize in the treatment of cancer. There are several ways in which the radiation can be delivered to the patient with specialized equipment. Radiation therapy is an exciting field of study that can be beneficial to patients who are affected by cancer. Treatment Options For cancer patients there are several treatment options....   [tags: Cancer, Oncology, Radiation therapy, Chemotherapy]

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A Research Study On Radiation Therapy

- One of the best advantage that a radiologic technology offer is the opportunity to branch out in many possible modalities. This includes Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Computed Tomography, Research, Nuclear Medicine, Sonography, Diagnostic X-ray, Interventional Radiology and Radiation Therapy. It is very hard for many student to decide where to branch off because all modalities are interesting. I myself have changed my decision plenty of times but I have decided that Radiation Therapy is what interest me the most....   [tags: Oncology, Cancer, Ionizing radiation, Radiology]

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Negative Effests of Radiation

- Radiation is one fields which progresses with technology. The production and use of it has increased in daily life dependent on a type of radiation. Although it has incredible benefits, it may have negative impacts for those who work in those organizations where radiation is used. One of the negative effects is health risk (TišmaVeraD. et al., 2011). My academic subject is Medical Radiation Physics. Moreover, after finishing my degree I will work in the medical laboratory as a radiologist....   [tags: technology, risks, ionizing radiation]

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Radiation in Medical Imaging

- Radiation is something that we are exposed to on a daily basis; it is in the air we breathe. Radiation is used in hospitals, research labs, and in many medical procedures. It is also commonly used as a treatment for cancer. In some cases it helps and in others it does not. Radiation is used for cancer treatment because it kills cells. The issue is that it is killing healthy cells at the same time it is killing cancerous cells. Even though medical imaging emits radiation, it makes it possible for us to detect injuries and significant diseases....   [tags: effects, scientific definition of radiation]

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What Is Radiation Therapy?

- What is Radiation Therapy. Radiation Therapy is one of the principal modalities that are used in the treatment of cancer (Frank, Long, Smith 2012, p. 467). What is cancer. Cancer is the uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells in the body. This uncontrolled growth of cells can over time develop into a tumor. Then, this tumor can continue to grow and cause problems, and even spread if it is left untreated. Cancerous cells are also called malignant cells. In this modality, high energy x-rays, gamma rays, and charged particles are the forms of radiation used to shrink the cancer cells (Lawrence, Ten Haken, pg.1)....   [tags: Cancer, Oncology, Ionizing radiation]

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Nuclear Radiation and Fallout Effects

- The Fallout If a nuclear fallout were to occur, the earth would turn into a radiated wasteland. The earth would be essentially non-liveable, but it could be possible to survive. People, with the help of fallout shelters and bunkers, would be able to survive the initial attack and quite possibly live in the shelters until the radiation has dropped to a level in which they can survive. Now, the difference between a nuclear explosion and a convention explosion is that a nuclear explosion can be thousands, or even millions of times more powerful than the largest conventional detonations....   [tags: nuclear fallout, nuclear explosion, radiation]

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The Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation

- Even though the equal balance of matter and antimatter created in the beginning of the universe as proposed by the Big Bang theory might have annihilated each other before any stars could form, the inflation model of the Big Bang accounts for the unequal level of matter-antimatter existing today and how stars could form before matter-antimatter reactions destroyed the universe. The existence of the Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation is in line with what is predicted by the Big Bang Theory, specifically that the Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation exists....   [tags: Cosmic microwave background radiation, Universe]

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Radiation and Tyroid Cancer

- ... 87% of this sharp increase is related to papillary thyroid cancer which is not too much of a problem for people. In 2012, the "Cancer" study said that the type of x-ray that exposed the most human-made radiation was dental x-rays (Roslin.) There are two sides to the question of whether x-rays cause cancer. Dr. Oz believes and has been encouraging people to limit the use of x-rays and that it raises the risk of causing cancer (Brody.) He said thyroid cancer was the "fastest-growing cancer in women." He said it was from dental x-rays and mammograms....   [tags: effects of radiation, x-rays, brain tumor]

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The Process of Adaptive Radiation and Link it to Evolution

- Charles Darwin, the father of evolution theories, stated that the intelligence or the strength of specie does not guarantee its survival and the continuation of its genetic line. The individual in a species with the suitable genetic material will continue to exist if sudden changes that require adaptation quickly bloom. These traits, which are not necessarily desirable, allow the individuals that contain them to live on and will be passed on from generation to generation. He describes these individuals as being ‘responsive to change’ because he sees them as the most sensitive to disturbances....   [tags: evolution theory, radiation, charles darwin]

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Radiation Therapy Is The Most Effective Means Of Cancer Treatment

- Radiation therapy can also be referred to as radiotherapy, X-ray therapy, or irradiation. It refers to use of high-energy particles to treat cancer and other diseases (Baskar, Lee, Yeo, & Yeoh, 2012). Radiation therapy is the most effective means of cancer treatment. Cancer of head, bladder, lungs and neck are some of the cancers that have been treated effectively by radiation therapy. Radiation therapy treats cancer by targeting DNA within cancerous cells and preventing them from multiplying (Leia, 2010)....   [tags: Cancer, Radiation therapy, Oncology]

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Radiation Treatment For Cancer Side Effects And Skincare

- Radiation Treatment for Cancer Side Effects and Skincare Radiation therapy is one of the many forms of treatment for a variety of cancers. Unfortunately, like many treatments, there is a risk of radiation therapy side effects. These radiation side effects will be different from person to person depending on the person 's particular form of cancer, the location of the cancer, the dosage of the radiation therapy, and the person 's overall health. What Is It about Radiation for Cancer that Causes Side Effects....   [tags: Cancer, Radiation therapy, Chemotherapy, Medicine]

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I Chose For A Possible Advancement Beyond A Staff Radiation Therapy

- The career that I chose for a possible advancement beyond a staff radiation therapist was radiation oncology supervisor. Overall the main day to day duties of a radiation oncology supervision is to make sure the department is running smoothly by making sure their staff are appropriately completing their duties. They do this by making sure the staff are sticking to the standards and ethics implemented by their profession and the hospital.1 As part of their job it is their duty to hire employees and makes sure those employees are trained to provide good care to cancer patients.1 They have many administrative day to day duties like planning budgets, developing policies, identifying problems wit...   [tags: Cancer, Radiation therapy, Oncology, Chemotherapy]

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The Effects of Radiation

- ... The rate that cells grow and replace themselves is a natural process so when there is damage at the cellular or molecular levels this disrupts the natural process thus allowing the uncontrolled growth of cancer cells. This is why ionizing radiation is potent in its ability to break chemical bonds in atoms. Other stochastic effects can causes changes in DNA. Your DNA is what ensures cell repair and replacement and allows the body to produce an identical copy of the original cells. This type of change in a person DNA is called a mutation....   [tags: emission of electromagnetic energy]

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The Electromagnetic Radiation

- A cell phone is a portable telephone which uses cellular network to receive and make calls and send and receive text messages. Cell phones emit signals via radio waves which are comprised of radio frequency energy; it is a form of electromagnetic radiation. Electromagnetic radiation is energy letting out waves like behaviour as it is travelling through space. Examples of electromagnetic radiation are microwaves, x-rays and visible light. The electromagnetic spectrum consists most of the colours we world normally see in a rainbow colours like red, orange, green, yellow, blue, indigo and violet....   [tags: cell phones, effects]

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The Effects Of Radiation On A Fetus

- Ionizing radiation can have many different effects on a fetus. There are many significant factors to consider when looking at an overall effect of radiation on a fetus in each trimester of pregnancy. The effects of radiation on a fetus vary dramatically depending on gestational age, the dosage of radiation they receive, and the manner in which they were exposed. The first trimester of pregnancy is the most sensitive trimester for a developing fetus. There are a few different ways that mothers and fetuses can be exposed during this sensitive time....   [tags: Pregnancy, Fetus, Embryo, X-ray]

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Cell Phones and Ionizing Radiation

- A cell phone is a device that enables us to communicate with our friends and families. It enables us to receive radio links that is moving around a wide environment area. Nowadays there are millions of users all over the world who uses the phone. The first to invent phone was Martin Cooper in 1970’s. Nowadays phones are so advanced that it is used in many different ways. People use for downloading apps, playing games, texting people, calling friends etc. When we talk over the phone many types of radiation are given out like microwave radio waves etc....   [tags: heat, gamma rays, cancer]

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The Effect Of Solar Radiation On The Environment

- One experimentally, observed that the PV cell present the great oscillations of output electrical power according to the solar radiation intensity and to the meteorological conditions. In addition, when they debited on the electrical charge one can observe certain problems, and power transferred to the charge, rarely correspond to the maximum power transferred by PV panel. This method is called Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT) and it forces the PV system operates in the maximum power point. When a power source is connected to a charge, the work point is found to the intersection between (I-V) characteristics....   [tags: Photovoltaics, Solar cell, Photovoltaic module]

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The Negative Impact of Radiation

- Has it ever been noticed that always on the sunniest days of the year that a health expert would warn against radiation exposure. Or has it ever been noticed that during a long haul flight the in air magazines are clouded with information on radiation energy in the atmosphere. It is quite common to find that people tend to associate radiation to persons who work in a nuclear facilities or astronauts. However the realisation of the fact is that each and every single human being on the planet is affected by radiation and should be aware of their exposure levels because effectively, they could be saving their own lives....   [tags: energy, cancer, nuclear]

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The Physics Of Conduction, Convection, And Radiation

- The physics properties of conduction, convection, and radiation are apparent and vital to our everyday life. The transfer of heat, a form of kinetic energy, can be described as the movement of a higher temperature to a lower temperature area. This movement of heat from one substance to the other can be used through the processes of conduction, convection, and radiation. There are many examples involving these principles within our common everyday activities. An example of conduction would be the an ice cube melting in your hand, or touching a hot stove and being burned....   [tags: Energy, Heat, Heat transfer, Temperature]

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The Effects Of Uv Radiation On The Environment

- Summary of Issue: The ozone layer in the atmosphere, made up of oxygen atoms, absorbs damaging ultraviolet radiation (UV-B) from reaching the earth’s surface. Over the past 50 years, the ozone has been significantly depleted by chemicals released into the atmosphere like chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs). Scientists and researchers have discovered a hole over the Antarctic and some mid-altitude regions over Chile in South America. They believe that species on earth will have to change their UV-B composition in order to survive thus affecting biodiversity....   [tags: Ozone depletion, Ultraviolet, Sun, Sunburn]

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Duties That Radiation Technologist Perform

- Have you ever considered being a Radiation Technologist. Their primary job is to take x-rays and to help read and clarify the x-rays as well. They perform other duties such as cat scans, ultrasounds, and radiation therapy. Radiation technologists have specific duties and, if a person is really great in a certain area, you can specialize in that area , this is called occupational specialties. Radiation technologists must pay attention to detail and have exceptional communication skills. There are many educational and training opportunities available to those that are interested in the field of radiation technologist....   [tags: x-rays, cat scans, ultrasounds]

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The Radiation Therapy And Chemotherapy

- Breast cancer is starting to become increasingly normal for families all around the globe. There are two main forms of treatment: radiation therapy and chemotherapy. Both radiation therapy and chemotherapy are a long, hard process that influences a patient 's body; it accompanies numerous dangers and symptoms for the patient and to people around them. There are many factors to consider, such as the processes, physical side effects, safety, and the annual death rates of breast cancer patients. Some feel that the radiation treatment of invasive breast cancer is too complex and harmful, so they will avoid it and go through chemotherapy....   [tags: Cancer, Chemotherapy, Oncology, Breast cancer]

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Effects of Ultra Violet Radiation

- Introduction During our studies in Biology lab, we have learned about Ultra Violet Radiation; the uses and harms that this radiation emits controlled and uncontrolled. One study was in the Noble paper that studied the effects of Ultra Violet radiation on seed growth and germination with the thought in minds how the increase of global Ultra Violet radiation may affect plants growth and germination. This scientific experiment is similar to the Noble paper study but differentiates in that this experiment will document the effects of gamma radiation on radish seeds in germination and on overall growth of the seeds....   [tags: Biology]

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Dental Radiation Exposure of Children

- ... The statistics of this study are, prior to exposure 17 children had micro nucleated cells of 0.04-0.06 and after the exposure to the x-rays they were 0.05-0.06 cells that were micro nucleated. Very little change showed that the dental radiation with proper settings for children were not harmful. (Ribeiro, 2007) Basically the study showed results that could suggest that dental x-rays can induce cytotoxic effects in oral mucosa cells. All though no specific group of children showed extra issues caused by the x-rays we cannot say that they will be fine later on in life....   [tags: dental x-rays, dna damage, cancers]

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- Types of radiation Stable/unstable isotopes: Unstable if the atomic number is greater than 83 or if the ratio of neutrons to protons places it outside the zone of stability (1:1.3 – 1:1.5). Alpha: Ionizing radiation emitted by some substances undergoing radioactive decay. It is in fact a helium nucleus with a +2 charge. It is formed when the ratio of neutrons to protons in the nucleus is too low which causes the element to be in an unstable energy state. Alpha radiation is unable to penetrate paper as shown in the diagram....   [tags: Science, Chemistry]

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A guide to radiation exposure

- The effects of radiation can be hazardous to any part of the human body. In this guide I will explain the advantages, and disadvantages of x-ray radiation. I will also discuss the technological advances that we have today then of what we had the past on the human body during radiation exposure. I will explain preventions of exposure and safety precautions that we as dental assistants as well as patients can follow to stay safe. The X-Ray was invented in 1895 by Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen. It all started with a vacuum tube called a Crookes tube, with this Roentgen noticed that by pressing a button that activated an electric current through it a shadow was projected onto a screen that showed the...   [tags: environment, x-ray]

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Discovery of X-Radiation in Dentistry

- Pioneers/Discovery of X-Radiation in Dentistry In 1895, Professor Wilhelm C. Roentgen, a German physicist, was working with a cathode ray tube, much like our fluorescent light bulb. The tube consisted of positive and negative electrodes encapsulated in a glass envelope. On November 8, 1895, Roentgen was conducting experiments in his lab on the effects of cathode rays. He evacuated all the air from the tube and passed a high electric voltage through it after filling it with a special gas. When he did this, the tube began to give off a fluorescent glow....   [tags: wilhelm c. roentgen, fluorescent light bulb]

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Effects of Radiation Exposure on Animals

- Environments are greatly affected by nuclear disaster, especially the animals in those environments. Everything changes and goes wrong in the environment, and it takes awhile for the environment to go back to normal. I’m Billy the bear and I experienced the aftermath of a nuclear disaster first-hand. One day, right before hibernating season, I was walking around the forest gathering some last-minute food to pack in my cave, when I heard the loud noises. All of the birds stopped singing and flew away and the tiny squirrels scurried up the trees, chattering obnoxiously....   [tags: nuclear disasters, environmental issues]

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Radiation Therapy And Chemotherapy As Treatment

- Humans has been struggling to find a treatment to cure cancers. Even with surgery, radiation therapy and chemotherapy as treatment, it is still not enough to guarantee a one-hundred percent success. Now with the advancement in medical technology, scientists have found a potential cure. The cure are in venoms from scorpions, snakes, wasps, and other animals. With the use of nanoparticles that mask the venoms, the body will now accept the venom. Nanoparticles Using venom to treat cancer is not as simple as injecting these proteins into a patient, which could actually be quite dangerous....   [tags: Cancer, Oncology, Protein, Cell membrane]

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Heat Energy, Convection And Radiation

- Heat energy is transferred through three ways- conduction, convection and radiation. All three are able to transfer heat from one place to another based off of different principles however, are all three are connected by the physics of heat. Let’s start with heat- what exactly is heat. We can understand heat by knowing that “heat is a thermal energy that flows from the warmer areas to the cooler areas, and the thermal energy is the total of all kinetic energies within a given system.” (Soffar, 2015) Now, we can explore the means to which heat is transferred and how each of them occurs....   [tags: Heat, Heat transfer, Energy, Temperature]

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The Therac-25 Radiation Therapy Machine

- The Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (AECL) created the Therac-25 radiation therapy machine (Death and Denial). The major innovation of this machine is that it was much more computer-controlled than the previous machines of its kind. This enabled technicians to spend less time setting up the machine and more time working directly with patients. The reduced setup time also increased the number of patients that were able to be treated in one day (ComputingCases). Patients undergoing treatment from the Therac-25 are in communication with the machine operator (located in a separate room) through AV monitors (Death and Denial)....   [tags: Unsafe, Death, Patients]

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The Field Of Radiation Therapy

- Writing is a large aspect of almost every professional job, especially jobs in the health care. When I first began the course of Reading, Writing and Research I was surprised by how important writing was in the field of radiation therapy. Before I started this class I never thought about how radiation therapy had its own journals and how important writing was to the profession. However soon after this class started I realized just how important developing good writing skills are to becoming a radiation therapist....   [tags: Writing, Paper, Better, Linguistics]

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Electromagnetic Radiation Cell Phones

- A cell phone is a cellular device that can receive and make calls through radio link while being in any part of the world, as long as there is cellular network. • EME is electromagnetic energy also known as electromagnetic radiation (EMR) that we are surrounded by every day, emitted from natural sources like the sun, earth and the ionosphere. It is also emitted from unnatural sources like mobile phone base stations, broadcast towers, radar equipment, remote controls, electrical and electronic equipment....   [tags: broadcast towers, remote controls, cancer]

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Medical Uses of Radiation

- Radiation has been successfully applied to addressing a great variety of global issues; arguably most importantly that of medicine. Medical uses of radiation commonly include modern diagnostic and treatment techniques such as X-rays, radionuclides and radiotherapy (International Atomic Energy Agency, 2004). In the context of X-rays, the use of radiation is most recognised in four individually focused treatments, the first of these being the Chest X-ray. This particular diagnostic examination is used to confirm patients as fit for surgery or else distinguish diseases of the lung such as emphysema, pneumonia and lung cancer (The American Association of Physics Teachers, 2007)....   [tags: X Ray, CT scanning, cancer treatment]

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Cell Phone and Radiation

- Cell phones, most everyone has one. They have evolved from a large, heavy device that you would carry in a shoulder bag to a small device that can be easily slipped into a pocket. Back then they were just used for calling and not many people had one. But now millions of people would not be able to go a day with out a cell phone. They range from models that just call and text to models that are basically mini computers that can fit in the palm of your hand. People use them for talking to other people, surfing the net, and for entertainment....   [tags: health issues related to technology]

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UV Radiation on Organisms

- This project is significant because it could help bring about a better understanding of, how UV wave lengths affect the people and the hole in the ozone layer. By determining the effects of UV on Artemia Salina we come closer to alleviating the effects of UV radiation on organisms. In the future this could lead to better UV protection technology. IV: UV exposure in seconds DV: Mortality Rate DV2: Growth Rate it mm/day H1=the UV radiation will kill more Shrimp the longer they are exposed to it....   [tags: Research Analysis]

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Nuclear Radiation and Its Effects on People

- ... However, because it is large and it deposits all of its energy in a short distance, alpha radiation is primarily an internal hazard, and if inhaled or ingested, alpha radiation can damage the sensitive internal organ of the body. The primary source of alpha radiation at a nuclear facility is the reactor fuel. Beta radiation is the smallest of the particles emitted by the nucleus of the atom, it can travel a few feet in dry air, and has the ability to penetrate the dead layers of skin on the body and deposit its energy in the live skin cells....   [tags: atoms, energy, cancer]

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Radiation Therapy: When the World Calls

- Radiation: When The World Calls Cancer statistics show that "In 2004, nearly one million patients were treated with radiation therapy" ( Cancer has consumed our world, everyday we learn of new treatments, the details of related studies, and how to avoid being the next victim. Radiation uses its powers to cure, shrink, and control the vast types of cancer. There are several types of radiation, from pediatrics to cost efficient, because cancer does not discriminate the victims it preys upon....   [tags: cancer, cells, patient]

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The Effects of Cell Phones Electromagnetic Radiation

- A cell phone, also referred to as a cellular phone, transmits electromagnetic radiation into the air. This occurs, when your cell phone has to connect to a phone, you want to have a conversation with, by checking for networks Electromagnetic radiation, which is often abbreviated as EMR, is a form of energy which when travels through space, displays a wave like behaviour. Electromagnetic radiation has electric and also magnetic field components. Electric fields are generated by electrically charged particles....   [tags: gamma rays, energy waves]

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Utra Violet Radiation

- Protection against solar UV radiations in organisms includes production of secondary metabolites such as pigments that can absorb UV and visible light. In this study, vioA gene coding for tryptophan 2-monooxygenase involved in the biosynthetic pathway of violacein-like purple violet pigment (PVP) was cloned and sequenced from an Antarctic bacterium Janthinobacterium sp. Ant5-2. A non-pigmented vioA mutant strain was obtained following mini-Tn10 transposon mutagenesis that produced a lesser amount of extrapolymeric substances (EPS) and exhibited a compromised survival to freeze-thaw cycles at 4˚C....   [tags: Environment, Purple Violet Pigment, Photons]

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radiation safety manual

- The objective of this manual is to educate the dental office staff on the basics of radiography, radiation equipment, “ALARA,” infection control, film and film processing. The information provided will help reduce the patients and staffs exposure to radiation in a dental office setting. First of all I’d like to start with an overview of radiography. Radiography is the process of an image being created on a film or digital receiver by way of radiation exposure. This radiograph allows the dental team to view and diagnose the images in hopes of providing the patient with the appropriate oral health care....   [tags: Radiographic Machines, Bodily Fluids]

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Black Body Radiation

- At the beginning of the 20th century Quantum Mechanics theory was established. It starts with the discovery of electromagnetic [EM] energy quantization by Max Plank (1900) [1] needed to explain black body radiation distribution as a function of frequency and temperature. He explained it by a model where resonators (latter identified as harmonic oscillators) can emit radiation only by quanta of energy. Later Bohr [2] found the Quantum Mechanical model for the Hydrogen atom, using Planck’s constant as a measure for angular momentum quantization....   [tags: Physics]

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Radiation Pressure Effect on Polymerization Reactions

- A laser trap, or an optical trap, is created by tightly focusing a laser beam with an objective lens of high numerical aperture (NA).1 The trap is formed at the focal point of the objective, which is able to hold a small particle at its center. In other words, a dielectric particle near the focus will experience a force due to the transfer of momentum from the scattering of incident photons. The resulting optical force has two components: a scattering force in the direction of light propagation and a gradient force in the direction of the spatial light gradient....   [tags: Laser Beams, Chemistry, Molecules]

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The Use Of Radiation And Chemotherapy Are On The Cancer Industry

- In 2013 there was a study involving 1,871 doctors and physicians, 88.3% of them said that they would not accept treatment for themselves (White). In this study it continues to talk about how doctors need to actually talk to patients and let them choose rather than telling them what they need to do regarding treatment; some doctors that were interviewed said this was the case, “We don’t train doctors to talk or be rewarded for talking, we train them to do and reward them for doing. The system needs to be changed” (White)....   [tags: Cancer, Chemotherapy, Oncology, Leukemia]

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The Effect Of Temperature And Microwave Radiation On Enzymes

- The article talked about the effects that stresses, such as temperature and microwave radiation, have on enzymes, most importantly in the effect of denaturing enzymes. The purpose of the article was to examine if a certain type of charcoal, termed biochar, could stabilize soil enzymes after these had been under denaturing stress. Also, the biochar was used to determine if water concentrations could be maintained under the stresses already mentioned. The particular type of method that was used to determine how biochar would aid the enzymes was by placing soil in different vials with different concentrations of the biochar, ranging in concentrations of 0, 1, 5, and 10 percent....   [tags: Enzyme, Temperature, Microwave oven, Energy]

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Journal Entry: Radiation Therapy Student

- Reflective practice is an integral part of developing professionalism of a radiation therapy student. In the following journal, we see the benefit of reflective practice and what it achieves and the value of professional practice and what it requires. We see an example of said professionalism as we reflect on Carla’s experience with breast cancer and her interaction with professionals throughout her treatment. From this reflection, we see the importance of communicating in a professional manner in order to provide the best standard of care for the patient, on a physical and emotional level....   [tags: breast cancer, communication]

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Radiation-Induced Bystander Effect (RIBE)

- Background: Radiation-induced bystander effect (RIBE) is defined as a phenomenon that occurs when radiation signals are transmitted from irradiated cells to non-irradiated ones, inducing radiation effects in them. RIBE has an effective role in radiation response at low doses as well as in radiotherapy due to affecting normal tissues adjacent or far from the irradiated tumor. Reactive oxygen species have an important role in RIBE induction; therefore, the present research was conducted to investigate the possible inhibitory effects of garlic as an antioxidant-containing plant on RIBE....   [tags: cells, gamma rays, medicinal herb, garlic]

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The Different Types of Radiation

- The Different Types of Radiation There are four types radiation: alpha radiation, beta radiation, and gamma radiation. Neutron radiation is also encountered in nuclear power plants and high-altitude flight and emitted from some industrial radioactive sources. [IMAGE][IMAGE][IMAGE]Alpha Radiation Alpha radiation is a heavy, very short-range particle, and actually an ejected helium nucleus. Alpha radiation is not able to penetrate human skin, but Alpha-emitting materials can be harmful to humans if the materials are inhaled, swallowed, or absorbed through open wounds....   [tags: Papers]

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Understanding Radiation Therapy, Its Safety and Development

- ... Doctors use this method to give higher doses of radiation to smaller areas. First they run an imaging test in order to determine where to put the radioactive implant then they insert it using an applicator or catheter. The implant will be removed after a set amount of time depending on the strength of the radiation, but in some cases the implant is permanent. The last form is systemic radiation therapy. Radioactive drugs called radiopharmaceuticals are given orally or directly into a vein then travel throughout the body....   [tags: cancer treatment, ailment detection]

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Uses Of Radiation And Its Effect On Our Environment

- Industrial Use Nuclear material has enormous use in various industries, agricultural industry, manufacturing industry etc. For example, Irradiation of medical equipment in order to kill germs that are being disinfected and the use of electron beams radiation to remove dangerous Sulfur dioxides and nitrogen oxides from our environment (“Uses of Radiation,”2014). Use in Nuclear Power Plants One of the greatest uses of radiation is electricity produced by nuclear fusion. As Americans are becoming environmentally cautious, the demand for a reliable, clean, and affordable electricity have gained enormous popularity among the residents of the United States....   [tags: Nuclear power, Chernobyl disaster, Nuclear fission]

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Effects of Radiation Therapy and Chemotherapy

- Effects of Radiation Therapy and Chemotherapy Throughout the years of my life, I have had to deal with people that I love dearly suffer from cancer. When I was 10 years old, I lost my father to cancer. It was a devastating blow to my life, even though I was young and didn’t really understand what was going on, the impact that it played made on me, made me think what was the point of living. As time went on many people that played a special role in my life died of cancer, and many survived and fought the dangerous disease....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Radiation and Its Uses, Specifically in South Africa

- What is radiation. Radiation is energy that comes from a source and travels in the form of waves or high speed particles. Radiation is mainly released from atoms, which is the smallest particle of matter. When radiation is emitted, it excites the orbiting electrons in atoms and causes the electrons to vibrate, which emits the energy. There are two types of radiation, namely Ionizing radiation and non-ionizing radiation. Non- ionizing radiation has a low energy level and therefore cannot change the chemical properties of a substance that it is exposed to....   [tags: Ionization, Energy, Cancer]

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The Atomic Bomb and Radiation

- The Atomic Bomb and Radiation Radiation as a carcinogen was first established in December 1895 after Roentgen’s discovery of X-rays. In 1902, the first radiation induced cancer was reported emerging from an ulcerated area of the skin. By 1911, a large number of these such skin cancers were reported as well as the first report of leukemia occurring in five radiation workers (Little 2000). Following these discoveries, large-scale tumor induction studies were carried out in animal models over the following 30 years....   [tags: Weapons Health Science Papers]

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Cell Phone Radiation May Help Alzheimer's Disease

- Every 71 seconds in this country, someone is diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease and in a startling new report out today from the Alzheimer's Association, predicts that one out of every eight baby boomers-- or almost 10 milllion Americans – is expected to develop this disease, (Mckenzie). The University of South Florida has led a study along with the Alzheimer's Disease Research Center which has abandoned the idea that cell phone radiation is detrimental to our health. The experiment studied the effects of cell phones on Alzheimer's....   [tags: Alzheimer's Disease Essays]

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EMF Radiation: Serious Health Hazard for People

- Technology changes everything in this world. Our life has become more convenient and more efficiency which benefits by these new technology. But during this time, some people have considered about some risks of these technologies. EMF radiation is one of them. People have argued for a long time that whether EMF radiation really poses health hazard or not. I insist that EMF radiation is harmful for people’s health and particularly to young children. This opinion can be well proved by all the information I have searched and more people should know about this....   [tags: Technology, Electromagnetic Fields]

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The Impact of Cell Phone Radiation on Our Health

- Cell phones represent a type of technology that has been around for more than over fifty years; it has only been recently that many people began to use cell phones as a major part of their everyday life. In the past cell phones were for business people to conduct their business, but in today’s society every one owns a cell phone. Cell phones are interesting, useful and also play a major role in our life’s bringing people closer and keeping in touch with one another. Most people do not know and understand the physics of a cell phone....   [tags: technology, cell phone towers]

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Radiation versus Chemotherapy in the Elderly with Breast Cancer

- ... The hepatic system has decreased enzyme production and blood flow causing decreased metabolism. The renal system has decreased blood flow and glomerular filtration rate (GFR) as well as decreased functional ability resulting in decreased excretion (Lilley et al., 2014). According to Komen (2009) side effects from radiation therapy will vary related to the area treated and may include skin irritation, breast changes or swelling, fatigue, dry cough or difficulty swallowing, and lymphedema. The American Society for Clinical Oncology (2013) go on to add more specific side effects such as with the skin itching, dryness, blistering, and peeling....   [tags: clinical oncology]

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Depleting Ozone Layer And Increasing Levels Of Ultraviolet Radiation

- Sunblock Opposed to Sunscreen Through the depleting ozone layer and increasing levels of ultraviolet radiation within our atmosphere, skin cancer has risen as one of the major problems within contemporary society. Unfortunately, UV rays increase the risk of obtaining skin cancer since they permanently alter the DNA structure within our cells, creating a vast array of mutated cells. Research has shown that melanoma is considered the most serious type of skin cancer due to the development of dark spots on the skin, which develop in basal cells at the base of the epidermis caused by the exposure of ultraviolet rays....   [tags: Ultraviolet, Sunscreen, Sunburn, Sun tanning]

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Organisms: Radiation-Resistant Extremophiles and Their Potential in Biotechnology

- Introduction Most organisms on earth are able to live in their habitat under certain conditions. Others are able to live under very extreme conditions like extreme temperatures, pH, salinity, pressure and radiation just to name a few. These organisms are called extremophiles and they are polyphyletic. According to (Singh et al. 2011), microorganisms, but specifically bacteria are especially well adapted for surviving extreme conditions. Lately scientists have become very intrigued by extremophiles because of their biotechnological and commercial value to humans....   [tags: biotechnical, commercial value]

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Earth Is Constantly Bombarded With Enormous Amounts Of Radiation

- Earth is constantly bombarded with enormous amounts of radiation (Pethica, J. et al., 2010.) Of the solar energy that reaches the Earth, which is ~340 W/m^2, 29% will be directly reflected back into space by clouds, gases and small particles in the atmosphere, or bright surfaces such as snow or ice. Of the remaining 71%, 23% is absorbed by the atmosphere and the remaining 48% passes through to be absorbed by the Earth’s surface. Due to this intake of energy, for Earth to maintain a stable temperature, it has to release as much energy as it absorbs back out into space in a process called radiative cooling....   [tags: Greenhouse gas, Global warming, Climate change]

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Ways of Transmitting Heat: Conduction, Convection and Radiation

- Conduction, convection and radiation are the three methods through which heat can be transferred from one place to another. The ( first method is the conduction through which heat can be transferred from one object to another object. This process is defined as the heat is transmitted from one to another by the interaction of the atoms and the molecules. The atoms and the molecules of the body are physically attached to each other and one part of the body is at higher temperature to the other part or the body, the heat begins to transfer....   [tags: physics, thermodynamics]

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Radiation in Cellular Phones

- Radiation in Cellular Phones Introduction: The use of cellular phones is an ever-increasing necessity. With this growing usage comes the customer concern of the safety of the product. You see, cellular telephones are known to emit low levels of radiofrequency energy in the microwave range when in use. This is the same type of radiation found in household microwaves. Even more significant, the cellular telephones emit the same type of low level radiofrequency (RF) while in standby mode. This indicates that being exposed to the RF does not require the phone to be in use, just that it is nearby....   [tags: Technology Research Essays]

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Uses of Nuclear Radiation

- Uses of nuclear radiation Smoke Detectors Smoke alarms contain a weak source made of Americium-241.Alpha particles are emitted from here, which ionise the air, so that the air conducts electricity and a small current flows. If smoke enters the alarm, this absorbs the particles, the current reduces, and the alarm sounds. Thickness Control In paper mills, the thickness of the paper can be controlled by measuring how much beta radiation passes through the paper to a Geiger counter. The counter controls the pressure of the rollers to give the correct thickness....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Radiation Sterilization

- Nuclear and Radioactivity Physics Radiation Sterilization Medical products, such as surgical dressings, sutures, catheters and syringes must be sterilized before they can be used in medical procedures. This is frequently done using radiation. *HOW DOES THIS PROCESS WORK. Radiation sterilization involves exposure of products to gamma radiation from a cobalt-60 source for a predetermined amount of time. The step by step process is such:  Hermetically sealed medical products are packed in cardboard boxes....   [tags: Physics]

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Infrared Radiation

- Infrared Radiation When you go outside on a sunny day, you can feel the heat from the sun on your skin. The heat that you feel has traveled 150 million kilometers from the sun through space by infrared radiation. Radiation with frequencies below the red end of the spectrum is infrared. Infrared is different to convection and conduction because it does not require particles to transfer heat. There are no particles in between the space between earth and the sun, but still the infrared radiation can travel through it....   [tags: Papers]

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Nuclear Radiation

- Nuclear Radiation There are many ways that the movie The Day the Earth Stood Still and the short story “There Will Come Soft Rains” are similar. “There Will Come Soft Rains” by Ray Bradbury is a science fiction story that deals with nuclear radiation and what the future world would be like if there was an atomic bomb. This short story is a good example of what could happen in the future. The Day the Earth Stood Still is a movie that also has the same genre, that it is science fiction. It helps people realize the horror of the use of nuclear weapons....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Coduction Convection Radiation

- Conduction, Convection, and Radiation Heat transfer is the way heat moves through matter to change the temperature of other objects. There are three types of heat transfers, Conduction, Convection, and Radiation. The first kind of heat transfer, conduction, is heat transferring through direct contact of materials. This would be the same thing as a pan on the stove. The heat from the stove touches the pan directly, therefore making the pan hot. The next type of heat transfer is convection....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Cell Phone Radiation

- Cell Phone Radiation Introduction to Cell Phones Today, cell phones have become widely used among our society. However, there has been some customer concern of human safety concerning the use of cell phones. Cell phones are know to emit low levels of radiofrequency energy in the microwave range while in use and while in the standby mode, which leads to many ethical issues. History It is very interesting to note that a cell phone is actually a radio. However, it is an extremely sophisticated radio....   [tags: Telephones Health Communication Essays]

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Effects of Microwave Radiation On The Human Body

- Effects of Microwave Radiation On The Human Body I am going to research the effects of microwave radiation on the human body mainly from mobile phones. I am going to collect a wide range of information from a number of reliable and different sources. To research the effects of microwave radiation on the human body I am going to look at five different sources. Firstly I am going to look at the Internet to find two sources of information one from a scientific organisation and one from a mobile phone manufacturer....   [tags: Papers]

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Thermionic Emission and Radiation and Half-Lifes

- Thermionic Emission and Radiation and Half-Lifes For the write-up section of my coursework I went on a trip to the Kent and Canterbury Hospital in order to look at the application of physics within the field of medicine. I intend to spend time explaining two physics principles which have uses in this scientific field, and illustrate how they are used, either within the diagnosis or treatment of a patient. Two principles: 1. Thermionic emission. 2. Radiation and half-lives....   [tags: Papers]

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Radiation Effects from Tsunami in Japan of 11 March 2011

- Radiation Effects from Tsunami in Japan of 11 March 2011 The March 11, 2011 widespread, destructive earthquake and tsunami affected several Japanese fishery areas and agricultural sector. Moreover, the detected radioactive leakage on food produced near destroyed Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant has brought fears on the safety of Japanese food export and the general food production system. Several nations have put strict regulations on the Japanese food products as the government of Japan takes measures in restricting and monitoring the distribution of the nuclear contaminated food....   [tags: natural disasters, ecological tragedies]

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Effect of Gamma Radiation the Reproductive Ability of the Earthworm Eisenia Fetida

- 1. Introduction: In nature radioactive material occurs either as naturally in the form of radioactive isotopes in rocks or as a consequence of human release such as during nuclear testing, normal maintenance of nuclear power plants and nuclear accidents such as those at Chernobyl and Fukushima Dallchi. Natural level of radiation sometime exceeds low baseline levels in uncontaminated areas by several hundred fold resulting in significant rates of diseases in human and other organisms can result in reproductive failure and death (Lubin and Boice, 1997; Ghiassi-Nejad et al....   [tags: atomic power, degradation and hatchability]

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Can Electromagnetic Radiation from Mobile Phones Affect Sperm Quality?

- Over just the past decade, mobile phones have developed and advanced very quickly. Not only have they increased in technology, but also the number of people who use them has skyrocketed and the importance of mobile phones has become greater than ever all around the world. However, a growing concern for their possible adverse effects on human health has risen up, which has caused a mass of scientific activity to figure out this dilemma (Erogul et al., 2006, p. 840). A possible health effect of electromagnetic radiation from mobile phones is male infertility....   [tags: adverse effect, testosterone, infertility]

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X-ray Technique Based on Synchrotron Radiation Used on Silicon Solar Cell

- Synchrotron radiation is electromagnetism field radiated by accelerating charge particles. The applications of Synchrotron are in many fields e.g. Nano-science, Molecular science, biology and Magnetism.....etc. There are many techniques which based on synchrotron for instance: x-ray diffraction, infrared microscopy techniques and others yet to be developed [1].In this essay, we will focus on the x-ray technique based on synchrotron radiation used on silicon solar cell. However, the x-ray technique based on synchrotron radiation becomes a strong development in recent years....   [tags: Research Analysis ]

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Radiation Therapy Plus Long Term Androgen Deprivation Therapy And Radical Prostatectomy

- Radiation therapy plus long-term androgen-deprivation therapy and radical prostatectomy are currently the two main modalities for primary local treatment of HR PCa. A direct comparison between them is very difficult because of the intrinsic limitations of the involved studies: most of them are based on retrospective series, and no good-quality RCT have answered this question. In our opinion, it’s very unlikely that the current lack of evidence coming from randomized clinical trials in this area will be fully resolved in the next years: choice of treatment in this setting relies too much on patient’s and physician’s perspective to be easily entrusted to chance, given the different implication...   [tags: Cancer, Prostate cancer, Metastasis, Oncology]

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Carbon Dioxide Can Absorb Energy From Infrared Radiation

- Carbon dioxide can absorb energy from infrared radiation due to its structural qualities. Carbon dioxide absorbs incoming infrared photons, wherein the energy from the photons causes the carbon dioxide molecule to vibrate. This allows the carbon dioxide mole to give up this extra energy by emitting another infrared photon and once the extra energy has been removed by the emitted photon then the carbon dioxide molecule stops vibrating. Therefore, carbon dioxide molecules have the capacity to absorb and re-emit infrared energy, which is what allows it to be an effective greenhouse gas....   [tags: Carbon dioxide, Oxygen, Climate change, Infrared]

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The Effect of Increased Ultraviolet Radiation on Marine Ecosystems

- The Effect of Increased Ultraviolet Radiation on Marine Ecosystems Abstract Nearly 80 percent of the Earth's surface is covered with water, nearly all of it being in the form of oceans. Therefore, any environmental changes that are sensed on a global scale are certainly expressed in aquatic ecosystems. The purpose of this paper is to explore the nature by which one aspect of the changing environment, ultraviolet radiation, affects the sensitive balance of the oceans. Specifically, the focus will be on the relationship between increasing ultraviolet radiation and the survival of phytoplankton, fish, and other aquatic animals....   [tags: Geology]

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The Effects of Colours and Radiation on the Rate of Cooling of Tap Water

- The Effects of Colours and Radiation on the Rate of Cooling of Tap Water Aim: To investigate radiation and the rate at which it cools ordinary tap water according to the colour of insulation. Apparatus needed: · Several Standard 250ml glass beakers (to be replaced after each test) · A kettle (to heat the water) · A square of bubble-wrap (to sit under the beaker to insulate it from the floor) · A Thermometer · A stopwatch · Safety Goggles (due to handling very hot water) · The materials I will use to encourage radiation are: Silver Foil Black Paper White Paper Method: 1/ After setting the equipment up, as shown....   [tags: Papers]

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