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Tags results for 'radiation'

A Smartphone App That Detects Radiation In A Disaster

Posted in Hardware on 9th Nov, 2013 11:23 PM
by AlexMuller
GammaPix just got a test run at the catastrophe simulation site Disaster City.

Mars: First Radiation Measurements from Planet’s Surface

Posted in Science on 29th Dec, 2013 01:31 AM
by AlexMuller
The measurements provide crucial information for human missions to Mars.

Will cosmic rays threaten Mars One, and other deep-space astronaut projects?

Posted in Science on 25th Oct, 2014 12:28 AM
by AlexMuller
Crewed missions to Mars such as Mars One may face dangerous levels of cosmic rays (energetic particles), according to a new paper.

Invisible Shield Around the Earth Protects from 'Killer Electrons'

Posted in Science on 29th Nov, 2014 12:17 AM
by AlexMuller
An invisible shield hovering 7,200 miles above our atmosphere is protecting Earth from "killer electrons" with the power to harm astronauts and fry satellites.

Spacecraft Traveling Close to Light Speed Should Be Visible with Current Technology, Say Engineers

Posted in Science on 7th Apr, 2015 12:04 AM
by AlexMuller
Spacecraft interact with the cosmic microwave background to produce a light signature. That means we should be able to spot any nearby.

Radiation in space may change astronauts' brain structure

Posted in Science on 3rd May, 2015 08:10 PM
by AlexMuller
This could be bad news for future trips to Mars.

Fast blood test for radiation exposure could save lives

Posted in Science on 15th May, 2015 05:38 PM
by AlexMuller
A team of researchers has found a tiny genetic indicator that reflects how much radiation the patient has been exposed to and the amount of damage it has done in the body.

How Long Can You Stay in Space, and What Happens if You Stay Too Long?

Posted in Science on 15th May, 2015 05:48 PM
by AlexMuller
Every crew that resides on the International Space Station provides us with information that we use to extend that period of time.

Ghostly Particles from Outer Space Detected in Antarctica

Posted in Science on 21st Aug, 2015 10:10 PM
by AlexMuller
Deep in the Antarctic ice, an observatory has spotted ghostly, nearly massless particles coming from inside our galaxy and beyond the Milky Way.

Drug protects against the effects of nuclear radiation 24 hours after exposure

Posted in Medicine on 23rd Aug, 2015 07:04 PM
by AlexMuller
The threat of a nuclear incident has raised awareness of the need for medicine that can prevent radiation damage.

MIT study says that there is little risk of Earth's goemagnetic field flipping soon

Posted in Science on 1st Dec, 2015 05:32 AM
by AlexMuller
Previous research had predicted an imminent flip that would leave life on Earth temporarily un-shielded from space radiation.

Apollo Astronauts are More Likely to Die of Heart Problems

Posted in Science on 30th Jul, 2016 08:27 PM
by AlexMuller
The likely culprit of this higher rate of heart problems is their unprecedented exposure to deep space radiation.

Astronauts could live inside ice domes on Mars

Posted in Science on 7th Jan, 2017 03:22 PM
by AlexMuller
The astronauts who will someday go to Mars will be bombarded by radiation from space.

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