cosmic radiation


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cosmic radiation

[′käz·mik ‚rād·ē′ā·shən]
(nuclear physics)
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04 mSv one transcontinental airplane flight (at high altitudes where thinner atmosphere provides less shielding from natural cosmic radiation from space)
Considering a 251 [+ or -] 15 [micro]Gy/year dose rate for cosmic radiation, a 3,256 [+ or -] 190y before present (BP) age was thus found for the AG-I sample.
Peculiarities of hard cosmic radiation variations near the ground surface in accordance with geomagnetic activity changes, Journal of Environmental Engineering and Landscape Management 12(3): 96-102.
The intensity of the primary cosmic radiation and its energy distribution.
FANTASTIC is certainly the word for this sumptuously glossy tie-in to the summer's blockbuster superhero movie, which was the story of a group of people transformed by a cosmic radiation storm they had been sent to investigate.
But the mission goes wrong when Doom's space station is engulfed by cosmic radiation which genetically transforms its occupants.
The comic book adventure tells the story of a group of friends who develop superhuman powers after being exposed to cosmic radiation.
10]Be in quartz is produced within the upper one to three metres of the Earth's surface by the interaction of the cosmic radiation with the O and Si atoms of the mineral.
he won a fellowship at Harvard to work on cosmic radiation.
Any organism unprotected by sufficient solid or liquid shields should have been lethally irradiated by cosmic radiation sources many times in the last few billion years," suggests David Smith, now a graduate student at Harvard University.
The Boulby potash mine was chosen more than 12 years ago for fledgling dark matter experiments because its depth means it cuts out most of the cosmic radiation which would otherwise confuse ultra-sensitive equipment.
The men will be wearing space suits to enable them to withstand the cosmic radiation bombarding them on the fringe of space.