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Nuclear Research Reactors

Nuclear research reactors generate neutrons used to produce radioactive substances for medical and scientific uses and to check the composition of materials. Read more →

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Philippines: Radiation-Processed Seaweed Increases Typhoon Resistance of Rice

Researchers in the Philippines have found that an extract of seaweed, when processed with radiation, can make plants more resistant to typhoons and boost rice production by 20–30%. Read more →

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Medical Imaging: The Right Test at the Right Time

The use of radiation in medical imaging is essential for detecting diseases and saving lives – but it must always be justified. Read more →

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X-rays Help to Uncover Who Painted a Centuries-old Masterpiece in Albania

Albanian researchers have used X-rays to discover who painted a delicate, centuries-old masterpiece of Saint George, one of Christianity’s most famous saints. Read more →

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Ensuring Emergency Preparedness

Professionals from 15 European countries participated in the School of Radiation Emergency Management in Tulln, Austria. Read more →

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