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    Radon is a colorless, odorless gas that is the result of radioactive decay in soil. As radon continues to grow it rises to the top of the soil and makes its way into cracks in your basement floor. Exposure to radon is very harmful to your body and can cause lung cancer if not taken care of. Nearly 80% of counties in Minnesota itself contain high levels of radon. The word radon came from the Latin word niton which meant shining. Eventually in 1923, radon officially got its name. In the year 1900

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    Modeling a Sample of Radioactive Decay on Material Using Dice Aim: To model the sample of radioactivity decay on material, using dice. Method: To use 600 dice and roll them up to the decided throw number of 14. This is going to be used as an example to show how the decaying of radioactive material works. Results: A results table for the number of dice remaining graph: Throw number Number of dice remaining Average 1 84 83 90 90 79 82 84.6 2 72

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    Isotopes Essay

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    Radioactive isotope dating techniques use present day processes as well as rates of processes to interpret past conditions and infer patterns of distribution and climate change and geology to past events. Techniques used to measure and reconstruct palaeoenvironmental records/frameworks depend on the material (proxy) that is preserved and the events that occurred when it became fossilized. There are radioactive properties in different materials, contained within them there are natural time signals

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    Isotopes are elements that have the same atomic number but different mass numbers due to a difference in the number of neutrons. Radioisotopes are radioactive isotopes that have unstable atoms and different numbers of neutrons in the nucleus, but the same number of protons and chemical properties (3). Some radioisotopes that are used in fighting breast cancer are Iodine-131(beta), Strontium-89(beta), Samarium-153(beta), Radium-223(gamma) and Lead-212(alpha) (11). Radiotherapy is used to fight against

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    The definition of radiation is the emission of energy electromagnetic waves or as moving subatomic particles, especially high-energy particles that cause ionization. One of the scientist who discovered radiation was Henri Becquerel, the way the French scientist discovered radioactivity was when we was conducting an experiment with uranium-bearing crystals to sun light, then put it on a photographic plate, he then had set off his experiment for a few days because it was very cloudy and the sun wasn’t

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    systems, electric automobiles, and remote monitoring systems” (source 6), the atomic battery has existed for over a century and is growing to benefit our world. The atomic battery generates electricity from a nuclear reaction, utilizing the radioactive decay of specific elements. The atomic battery is certainly not meant for households or as a source of common battery use, but rather powerful equipment needing to run for long, extended periods. Atomic batteries are quite expensive, but can provide

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    radioactivity has useful purposes in everyday applications. For example, Iodine 131 can diagnose and treat cancer of the thyroid glands. Iodine 131 may have many positive uses, however, if ingested the affects can seriously harm one’s body. Alpha Decay is when an unstable atom’s nucleus releases two protons and two neutrons (commonly referred to as a helium atom), which are called alpha particles (Lab, n.d.) . Since both mass and atomic number changes, the element also changes (Lab, n.d.). Alpha

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    Decay occurs when animals or plants die. They then decompose, which means the organism breaks down. There are important factors for decay. Temperature, the amount of oxygen, and the amount of water are all key factors for decomposition. Decomposition has been taking place since life has appeared on our planet, and it continues to play a significant role in human life today. There are two types of decomposition, anaerobic and aerobic decomposition. Both are complete opposites anaerobic decomposition

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    Radioactivity

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    Radioactivity Natural radioactive decay of atoms has been happening on the earth ever since it was formed, over 4000 million years ago. Radioactivity is a property exhibited by certain types of matter of emitting energy and subatomic particles spontaneously. It is, in essence, an attribute of individual atomic nuclei. An unstable nucleus will decompose spontaneously, or decay, into a more stable configuration but will do so only in a few specific ways by emitting certain particles or

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    The Existence of Radiation

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    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

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