Tagged: radiation

Cell phones give you cancer. Yeah, right. - Physics Stop

Marcus Wilson Nov 15, 2018

It’s been a couple of weeks since the NIH studies on mice, rats and cellphones hit the headlines.  The studies were released with perfect timing to be used in our Science Communication paper – a third-year level paper for science undergraduates on communicating science ideas well. In short, we had half the class look at what mainstream media said about … Read More

Science Tank | Tardigrades - Guest Work

Guest Author Dec 18, 2017

For the last 500 million years, the micro-animal Hypsibius dujardini, otherwise known as tardigrades, have ruled our planet. If you’ve never even heard of these bad boys, then boy howdy it’s time to learn you. Measuring up to a whopping 1mm in length, their curious little three pronged hands look like miniature garden cultivators, whilst their bodies resemble little … Read More

What we learned from Chernobyl about how radiation affects our bodies - Guest Work

Guest Author Apr 27, 2016

By Ausrele Kesminiene, International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) The world has never seen a nuclear accident as severe as the one that unfolded when a reactor exploded in Chernobyl on April 26 1986, sending vast amounts of radiation into the skies around Ukraine, Belarus and Russia. The planet had experienced massive releases like this before, in … Read More

We still don’t really know the health hazards of a nuclear accident - Guest Work

Guest Author Mar 17, 2016

Claire Corkhill, University of Sheffield Five years after the nuclear disaster in Fukushima and 30 years after the Chernobyl accident, scientists are still disagreeing about the impact on human health – such as how many people have got cancer as a result and how dangerous the exclusion zones currently are. In Fukushima, residents are forbidden to permanently … Read More

WiFi revisited: my visit to the Press Council - Griffin's Gadgets

Peter Griffin Apr 11, 2014

Sciblogs readers may remember the kerfuffle in December when Otaki’s Damon Wyman led a campaign to have Wifi hotspots removed from classes at Te Horo School. Damon Wyman I wrote about it at the time here on Sciblogs, taking issue with Wyman’s misguided campaign, which was ultimately successful when the Te Horo Board of Trustees surveyed parents and … Read More

Not Quite a Three Eyed Fish - Genomics Aotearoa

Peter Dearden Sep 13, 2012

by SM Morgan The Tohoku Earthquake & Tsunami in March of 2011 caused an unfortunate side effect when it wasted the crap out of a couple nuclear power plants.  The nuclear material released into the surrounding environment from the Fukushima Daiichi failures caused a fair bit of panic and we are still only now working out how much of an … Read More

TOSP Episode 9: November 7th 2011 - The Sciblogs Podcast

Aimee Whitcroft Nov 07, 2011

Greetings, dear listeners! This week, aimee was joined once again by Chelfyn Baxter, co-host of the g33k show, to talk through some of the science stories of the last week.  They included using lasers to rip the universe a new one, Boeing building spacecraft, the weight of the internet, alternate living, radiation-cleaning Aussie nanofibres, asteroids, and some very … Read More

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