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Comprehensive info on the three most important kinds of nuclear radiation and their uses.
An introduction to various aspects of radiation such nuclear waste and weapons - lots of topics covered in light detail.
Information about the earth's magnetic field, solar wind, the magnetosphere, Van Allen belts and space weather from NASA's IMAGE mission.
Interesting info and stats about the risks of exposure to nuclear radiation. Includes a wide range of referenced sources.
Though many of the discoveries in radiation were made during the 19th Century there were scientist as early as 500BC contributing to the knowledge of the subject.
Scientists have found more cataracts caused by radiation in birds near the Chernobyl site.
The story of the blackbody radiation and the ultraviolet catastrophe which eventually led to quantum mechanics.
Electromagnetic radiation emitted when a charged particle gives off energy as it moves through a transparent medium faster than the speed of light in that medium.
A good overview on the basics of radioactivity : the different types of radiation, sources, uses, dangers of radioactivity etc
How does ionising radiation affect people, what risks arise from radiation exposure, and how can such risks be minimised? These question and more are addressed on this excellent site all about ...
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