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A Comprehensive Guide to Radiation and Radioactivity

Radiation - HUDThere are a number of types of radiation, as well as a number of applications. From alpha, beta, and gamma radiation—from radioactive isotopes used in medicine to radioactive fuels used to generate nuclear power—radiation is a part of our lives we need to understand.

Since radioactive materials possess immense power, it is extremely important to exercise proper safety measures, whether to safeguard an individual or an entire community. There are other forms of radiation not involving radioactivity. These too, deserve thorough explanation. The various forms of radiation and radioactivity are intelligently discussed in incisive articles written by your Bright Hub contributors.

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Understanding the H II Region

Clouds of ionized hydrogen are commonly found in spiral and irregular galaxies. These fascinating regions in space consist of thousands of stars. Find out what they are, how they are...

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When It's Hot, It's Hot: Understanding the UV Index

If you are out in the sun you should be cautious since overexposure can cause damage to the skin. This is why the Environmental Protection Agency(EPA) devised the Ultraviolet...

Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation

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Pollution from radiation is a serious environmental concern arising from pollutants released in the environment through human activities....

Facts And Information About The Van Allen Radiation Belt

Cosmic particles, once a topic of mystery and science fiction, are found in abundance in Earth's vicinity. In the late 1950's, James Arthur Van Allen launched a probe to learn...