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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.
Interesting info and stats about the risks of exposure to nuclear radiation. Includes a wide range of referenced sources.
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 ...
An introduction to ionising radiation and the measurement standards involved.
A good website explaining ionizing radiation from the World Health Organisation
Page talking about intensity of radiation in roentgens and use with X -ray machines.
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