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    Introduction Our Sun produces enough energy in one second to sustain life on earth for millions of years. However, there is an energy far more powerful than our Sun that makes it pale in comparison. Gamma-ray Bursts (GRBs) are the most energetic type of light in the universe and produce more energy in one second than the sun will produce in its ten-billion year lifetime. These dramatically powerful energetic explosions often originate billions of light-years from Earth yet produce a light so bright that it can be seen through binoculars, making them unequivocally the most powerful burst of energy that we have observed in our universe (Bennett, Donahue, Schneider, & Voit, 2014). This phenomenon has long fascinated scientists and astronomers…

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    radiation through the imaging department. This medical procedures include x-rays for diagnosing and treatment, and even research. Gamma rays are also use by medical doctors to create radioactive tracers, that allows them explore a patient’s body without having to perform surgery. Gamma rays are also use to treat different types of cancers and tumors. Although, gamma rays have the capability to target and eradicate cancer cells they can also damage…

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    PET Scan Research Paper

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    processes within the human body. [1] First, chemicals which emits gamma radiation are injected into the human body, then; the system detects pairs of gamma rays emitted indirectly by a tracer to show images of bones and organs. These substances are injected into the body, and are usually tagged with a radioactive atom.[1] Doctors use this device to create images of bones and organs of the patients. They take many pictures from different angles, and; use a computer software to create a full…

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    detected by a gamma camera. Radiation such as gamma radiation occur when the nucleus of an atom instable. This occurs when the proportion of neutrons and protons are not lying on the band of stability, which consists of stable nucleus configurations in relation to the atomic number (as seen below). Atoms along the band of stability are assumed to contain enough energy within the nucleus to hold it together. This energy called the nuclear binding energy has yet to be discovered and is just…

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    Why Do Radio Isotopes

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    When cells rapidly divide (as is the case with cancerous growths) they become more susceptible to radiation. doctors can target a specific area in the body with a small amount of radiation, and cancerous cells can be killed while leaving the surrounding tissue intact. This can be done using a machine which sends rays of radiation, usually gamma, to the specific areas of cancer cells in the body or through the input of nuclear isotopes. A negative side effect of radiation therapy is the damage it…

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    Nuclear medicine uses radiation to provide the diagnostic information about the specific organ functions of each person, or it is used to treat them. X-rays, CT scans, radiotherapy; all require the activity of radioactive material. Tens of millions of nuclear medicine procedures are being performed each year, and the demand for radioisotopes is rapidly increasing. While these forms of medical technologies are working very well, there are many risks and precautions to take beforehand. If…

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    Pros And Cons Of Cobalt 60

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    What can stop cancer? Cobalt-60? How nuclear medicine is helping an individual and society at large. Can you imagine that the orderly process of replacing damaged cells into new cells in your body stops? This is what happens with people who get cancer and if their treatment is not done fast, it can lead to death. Gamma knife therapy uses cobalt-60’s gamma radiation to destroy cancerous growth. In this paper, I will reflect on the research on cobalt-60 and its impact in the field of cancer,…

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    Radiation Lab

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    In conducting this experiment, the hope was to identify if there was a relationship between distance from a radioactive source and its radioactivity. Within this radiation lab experiment, we put the following hypothesis to the test: If the distance from the source, in centimeters, is increased then the Ionizing Radiation does is expected to decrease because the radiation decreases as it gets farther away from the radiation emitter, due to the loss of energy from the radioactive particles as…

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    inside their homes. There’s radiation found in food and water that are consumed by people on a day-to-day basis. It is found within the gases inside the Earth’s atmosphere, and from cosmic rays from space ("Radiation in Everyday Life"). Even the human body has radiation within the muscles, bones, and other tissues. Radiation is found all over the earth. There are two main types of radiation that make all this possible, ionizing radiation and nonionizing radiation ("Radiation Explained").…

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    1. Is mercury an appropriate target for AGI? Why or why not? Please clearly cite examples for your reasons. (10 points) There are many reasons that mercury is an appropriate target for AGI. • Both companies are in the same industry of footwear products. • First off the two companies have differentiating strategies and markets that they sell to. AGI will be adding a new market to their company goals and increasing their revenue streams. • AGI strives in the casual footwear segment with a…

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