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For approximately seven months starting in July 2016, the fleet of D.C. Fire and Emergency Medical Services ambulances was outfitted with DARPA-developed nuclear and radiological detectors, providing the first city-scale, dynamic, real-time map of background radiation levels throughout the Capital as well as identifying any unusual spikes that could indicate a threat. (Illustration: DARPA)

The DARPA program that works to prevent “dirty bomb” attacks concluded its biggest and longest test deployment of vehicle-mounted radiation detectors in Washington, D.C.
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I would love to say this is a post about ghost hunting, but that would be silly.  Ghosts aren’t always invisible. — JLT Deadly radiation kills if it goes undetected, so it falls upon specially trained Marine to alert units of …
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The discovery of long-sought chemical antioxidants in the world’s toughest microbe is reported in a breakthrough study titled “Small-Molecule Antioxidant Proteome-Shields in Deinococcus radiodurans.” First studied nearly 50 years ago, this bacterium can survive massive exposures to gamma-radiation, ultraviolet radiation, …
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If you’re anything like me, the word “radiation” kind of makes you squirm. Well, it turns out that we actually have naturally occuring radiation all around us! There are two types of radiation: non-ionizing radiation, from sources such as visible …
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