Astronomers capture first significant X-class solar flare in 2015
Astronomers capture first significant X-class solar flare in 2015

 Astronomers have recently captured the first significant X-class solar flare on March 11, 2015.

Mild environment observed around supermassive black hole protects organic chemicals at centre
Mild environment observed around supermassive black hole protects organic chemicals at centre

Researchers using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) have found regions where certain organic molecules somehow endure the intense radiation near the supermassive black hole at the center of spiral galaxy M77, also known as NGC 1068.

Holding breath beneficial for breast cancer patients

New research shows that a breast cancer patient who holds her breath during radiation treatment can greatly reduce exposure to the heart.

Radiation plus hormone therapy saves lives in prostate cancer

 

Washington: Older men with prostate cancer may live longer if they receive a combination of radiation and hormone therapy, but many men do not get the right treatment, US researchers said Monday.

Mid-level solar flare observed by NASA on Dec 16
Mid-level solar flare observed by NASA on Dec 16

NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory has recently captured a mid-level solar flare on Dec 16, 2014, it has been reported.

Now, cognition battery to test astronauts' spaceflight stressors

 Researchers have recently developed a cognitive test battery, dubbed as Cognition, to measure the impact of typical spaceflight stressors like microgravity, radiation, confinement and isolation, exposure to elevated levels of CO2, and sleep loss) on cognitive performance of astronauts.

'Reduction in energy transmission may help reduce impact of mobiles'

With the health and safety aspects of using mobile phones and the radiation from its towers being a cause of concern for many, experts feel that reducing the energy transmitted per bit and adopting some precautionary measures can help in the long run.

NASA captures largest sunspot in two decades
NASA captures largest sunspot in two decades

NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) has spotted an image of a gigantic sunspot - the largest in last 24 years.

'Exposure to radiation levels high in India'

An average person in India is exposed to five to ten times higher levels of radiation than that in the US, according to Nobel Peace Prize winner Devra Davis.

EMF emissions do not cause health hazards: COAI

Cellular Operators Association of India, the apex body of mobile communications companies, today said the Electro Magnetic Field (EMF) emissions from antennae on cell towers and mobile handsets do not cause any health hazards.

Rare stem cells hold potential for infertility treatments

Rare stem cells in testis that produce a biomarker protein called PAX7 help give rise to new sperm cells - and may hold a key to restoring fertility, a new research suggests.

Fukushima radiation caused serious damage to wildlife: Study

A series of studies on the biological impact of the Fukushima disaster on non-human organisms has revealed that the radiation has affected the population, genetic makeup and the repair mechanisms of birds, monkeys, butterflies, and other insects to cope with the exposure.

Self-cooling solar cells to last longer

What if a solar cell could keep itself cool even in the blistering heat of the sun?

Moon pits can protect astronauts from radiation, dust

For astronauts exploring the lunar surface, there are some habitable places where they can hide to rescue themselves from radiation, micrometeorites, dust and wild day-night temperature swings.

Mobile phones could make men infertile

Men, who keep a mobile phone in their trouser pocket, could be affected with male fertility, according to a new study led by the University of Exeter.

Don`t talk to kids on mobile: Juhi Chawla

Actress Juhi Chawla in her new role as an anti-radiation activist today advised parents not to talk to their young kids on cell-phones to preempt any risk to their health from radiation.

Radiation from early universe may help prove Einstein`s theory of general relativity

Researchers have measured the minute gravitational distortions in polarized radiation from the early universe and discovered that these ancient microwaves can provide a cosmological test of Einstein`s theory of general relativity.

Chernobyl`s birds adapting to low-levels of radiation

A new research has suggested that birds can adapt to the low-levels of radiation found near Chernobyl, where the catastrophic nuclear disaster took place in 1986.

Radiation exposure puts astronauts at risk of cognitive impairment: Study

Scientists have claimed that rats exposed to high-energy particles, simulating conditions that astronauts would face on a long-term deep space mission, show lapses in attention and slower reaction times, even when the radiation exposure is extremely low.

Tiny devices that can control nuclear reactor are here

Call it future technology as engineers from University of Utah have fabricated the smallest plasma transistors that can withstand high temperatures and ionising radiation found in a nuclear reactor.