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Using Nuclear Science in Marker-Assisted Plant Breeding

Imagine you must identify a glass of seawater among a hundred glasses of drinking water merely by looking at them. Almost impossible Read more →

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Ensuring the Safe Use of Advanced Radiotherapy in Eastern Europe and Central Asia

Early and honest reporting on incidents and near misses is key to improving safety in radiotherapy. This is one of the messages participants took home this week from a workshop on risk assessment in advanced radiotherapy techniques organized by the IAEA in Vienna for radiotherapy professionals from Eastern Europe and Central Asia. Read more →

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The IAEA and Climate Change: Adaptation, Monitoring and Mitigation

Climate change is one of the biggest environmental challenges affecting humanity today, causing a dangerous rise in sea levels and disturbances to the water cycle and leading to more frequent extreme weather events. Read more →

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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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