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the part of the electromagnetic spectrum with wavelengths shorter than light but longer than X-rays; in the range 0.4 × 10--6 and 1 × 10--8 metres
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Pertaining to ultraviolet radiation. Abbreviated UV.
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(1) See ultraviolet light.

(2) A cloud-based storage locker for licensed content from the Digital Entertainment Content Ecosystem (see DECE). Under the Digital HD brand, purchases of Blu-ray discs with redeemable coupons and purchases of movies and TV shows (not rental) from participating online retailers entitles users to keep their content in the UltraViolet cloud and stream or download it as required.

Depending on the retailer's agreement, content might be sharable with friends and family, and parental access can be applied. A physical disc may also be obtainable. See Digital HD, Blu-ray Combo Pack and media locker.
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Building on the findings of this study, Lipsky and German are doing further research about how UV radiation affects deeper layers of the skin.
Since the anterior eye is exposed fully to solar UV radiation, it is at greater risk of harm from both short--and long-term UV exposure.
(5,6) Added protection is afforded by using sunscreens that absorb or scatter UV radiation. Childhood and lifetime sunscreen use significantly reduce melanoma risk in young adults (7) and rates of squamous cell carcinoma.
In one study, scientists pretreated skin cells with nicotinamide and then exposed them to UV radiation. The nicotinamide removed and replaced damaged DNA and significantly increased the number of cells undergoing DNA repair.
Many researchers proposed models to estimate UV radiation from global radiation [9-11].
The camera was an unmodified Nikon D70s digital camera, which happens to be sensitive to UV radiation, especially in its red channel.
After finding potential candidates, the Hubble Space Telescope's ability to detect UV radiation was used to determine if any green peas were emitting radiation.
The Proliferation and Survival of RhoA-Deficient MeWo-RhoA-N19 Cells Are More Strongly Affected by UV Radiation Than Cells Displaying Normal RhoA Activity.
While a single-layer GO-film maintains greater than 96% transparency in the visible spectrum, the GO-film significantly reduces the transmission of UV radiation below 360nm.
There are several simple precautions that can be taken to limit exposure to UV radiation. Among these are spending as little time as possible in environments with high intensity UV radiation, avoiding the sun between the hours of 10:00 and 14:00, wearing wide-brimmed hats and applying SPF 15 or higher sunscreen in sunny conditions, and using ski goggles, UV-protective hydrogel or hard gas permeable contact lenses, and sunglasses.
The unbreakable, stretchy electronic sensors can also detect harmful levels of UV radiation known to trigger melanoma.
(Such material does fluoresce to long-wave UV radiation, but there is no phosphorescence.) So exasperated was Manning that he delighted in setting fire to the blatant counterfeit material with a cigarette lighter (e.g.