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Propagation of an electromagnetic wave

An animation to illustrate the relations between the electric field, magnetic field and wave vector when an electromagnetic wave propagates through space.

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Radiation and birds - Not so blindingly obvious

Scientists have found more cataracts caused by radiation in birds near the Chernobyl site.

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Blackbody radiation and the “ultraviolet catastrophe”

The story of the blackbody radiation and the ultraviolet catastrophe which eventually led to quantum mechanics.

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Nuclear Radiation

A good overview on the basics of radioactivity : the different types of radiation, sources, uses, dangers of radioactivity etc

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Radioactive dose

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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NPL Beginners' Guide - Ionising Radiation

An introduction to ionising radiation and the measurement standards involved.

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What is Ionizing Radiation?

A good website explaining ionizing radiation from the World Health Organisation

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What is Hawking Radiation?

Black holes emit particles through Hawking radiation. Find out what it is here.

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Hyperphysics - Intensity of Radiation

Page talking about intensity of radiation in roentgens and use with X -ray machines.

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What is Hawking radiation?

A description of Hawking radiation, which, theoretically, causes black holes to shrink.

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