America will run out of the essential nuclear power source for deep-space exploration, called plutonium-238, in 10 years, according to a Fusion.net profile.Read more here.
Radium isotopes in soils can be used to determine the age of oil and gas wastewater spills, research shows. Three new isotopic age-dating methods developed by the team could be useful for identifying the source of a spill where it’s not certain if contamination stems from recent unconventional oil and gas drilling or from older, […]
Anybody who wants to conduct experiments on mice in Margaret Goodell’s immunology lab must submit to a host of security measures, starting with a background check by the FBI. That’s because Goodell, a researcher at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, uses a caesium-based irradiator to destroy bone marrow in mice that are set […]