Particle accelerators have amazing applications - from growing food to making airplanes safe.
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This backgrounder explains the potential effects of radiation on the human body.
Gamma rays might make you think of cancer, harmful radiation or superheroes. But gamma rays have lots of uses: food safety, manufacturing and even medicine!
These two “point-counterpoint” videos provide arguments for and against using nuclear energy to generate electricity.
When a nuclear reactor is no longer in use, the radioactivity in its materials remains. That’s why it’s important to safely deal with the radioactive waste those plants leave behind.
One of the greatest hazards that humans in space face is cosmic radiation. Learn what cosmic radiation is, why it's dangerous, and ways that we are looking at protecting humans in deep space.
This backgrounder explains the effects of radiation on cells and DNA.
This backgrounder explains the different ways that cells repair damage to DNA.