Radioactive Evolution

How far would you go to change humanity's fate?

Radioactive Evolution

How far would you go to change humanity's fate? Jared Cartwright has spent the last two years delving into the scarred wastelands of an earth ravaged by war. To face his reality, Jared must become an apex predator if he hopes to survive. He must evolve beyond human limitations. Jared's quest takes a new turn when he discovers dragons are real.

Radioactive Evolution

"Jared Cartwright has spent the last two years delving into the twisted, scarred wastelands of an earth ravaged by nuclear war.

Radioactive Evolution

"Jared Cartwright has spent the last two years delving into the twisted, scarred wastelands of an earth ravaged by nuclear war. The rich and powerful have taken to the oceans and skies on floating utopias, escaping destruction and leaving the rest of humanity to fend off the mutated creatures that roam the earth. To face his new reality, Jared must become an apex predator if he hopes to survive. He must unlock his true potential to confront those that left mankind to die. With deadly adversaries above and below, Jared must evolve beyond mere human limitations to defeat the powerful rulers of the cities and the rabid beasts lurking in the shadows. Jared's quest takes a new turn when he discovers dragons are real."--Amazon.com.

Radium and the Secret of Life

Elemental transmutation seemed to imply cosmic evolution of some sort, just as biological transmutation implied biological evolution. Radioactivity and life were thus linked not only from the dawn of research into radioactivity, ...

Radium and the Secret of Life

Long before the hydrogen bomb indelibly associated radioactivity with death, many chemists, physicists, botanists, and geneticists were excited thinking that radium held the key to the secret of life. Luis Campos examines the many and varied connections between early radioactivity research and understandings of vitality, both scientific and popular, in the first half of the twentieth century. As some physicists and chemists early on described the wondrous new element and its radioactive brethren in lifelike terms ( decay, half-life, and frequent reference to the natural selection and evolution of the elements), many biologists of the period eagerly sought to bring radium into the biological fold. They did so with experiments aimed at elucidating some of the most basic phenomena of life, including metabolism and mutation, and often saw in these phenomena properties that in turn reminded them of the new element. These initially provocative links between radium and life proved remarkably productive in experimental terms and ultimately led to key biological insights into the origin of life, the nature of mutation, and the structure of the gene. "Radium and the Secret of Life" traces the half-life of this connection between the living and the radioactive, while also exploring the approach to history that emerges when one follows a trail of associations that, asymptotically, never quite disappears."

Nuclear Waste Research

Figure 1 shows the radioactivity evolution in the spent fuel after a typical nuclear reactor discharge . ... Radioactive waste management actions should be preserve radioactive element release in the environment during the time in which ...

Nuclear Waste Research

Radioactive wastes are waste types containing radioactive chemical elements that do not have a practical purpose. They are sometimes the products of a nuclear processes, such as nuclear fission. However, other industries not directly connected to the nuclear industry can produce large quantities of radioactive waste. For instance, over the past 20 years it is estimated that just the oil-producing endeavours of the US have accumulated 8 million tons of radioactive wastes. The majority of radioactive waste is "low-level waste", meaning it has low levels of radioactivity per mass or volume. This type of waste often consists of used protective clothing, which is only slightly contaminated but still dangerous in case of radioactive contamination of a human body through ingestion, inhalation, absorption, or injection. The issue of disposal methods for nuclear waste was one of the most pressing current problems the international nuclear industry faced when trying to establish a long term energy production plan, yet there was hope it could be safely solved. In the U.S., the DOE acknowledged much progress in addressing the waste problems of the industry, and successful remediation of some contaminated sites, yet also major uncertainties and sometimes complications and setbacks in handling the issue properly, cost effectively, and in the projected time frame. In other countries with lower ability or will to maintain environmental integrity the issue would be more problematic. This new book presents the latest research in the field.

2nd Iberian Meeting on Aerosol Science and Technology

3 RESULTS 3.1 Radioactivity Evolution A total of 148 samples were weekly collected from January 4th, 2011 to December 31st, 2013. In all samples, the activity concentration of 7Be, Gross α activity and Gross β activity were higher than ...

2nd Iberian Meeting on Aerosol Science and Technology

This Proceedings Book collects the conference articles and abstracts presented at RICTA 2014, the 2nd Iberian Meeting on Aerosol Science and Technology (also named Reunión Ibérica de Ciencia y Tecnología de los Aerosoles), held during July 7-9, 2014, in Tarragona, Spain. RICTA 2014 is the second Portuguese-Spanish meeting on Aerosol Science and Technology. Like the previous RICTA congress held in 2013 in Évora, Portugal, RICTA 2014 is the continuation of the successful RECTA, Reunión Española de Ciencia y Tecnología de Aerosoles, conferences, which have been held in Spain since 2007. RICTA 2014 has been organized by the Droplets, intErfaces, and floWs (DEW) Research Laboratory of the Universitat Rovira i Virgili, with the collaboration of the Asociación Española de Ciencia y Tecnología de los Aerosoles (AECyTA). The congress was held at the Campus Catalunya of the Universitat Rovira i Virgili. As in previous editions of RICTA and RECTA, the participation of young researchers has been encouraged, with the organization of the 5th Summer School on Aerosol Science and Technology, as well as awards for the best poster and PhD thesis. This book comprises three parts: the Conference Program, the Conference Articles, and the Conference Abstracts.

Astronomy with Radioactivities

It is a standard for demonstrating the behavior of radioactivity within galactic chemical evolution rather than for ... contraints on the age of the galaxy can best be discussed in terms of the remainder for each radioactive isotope.

Astronomy with Radioactivities

This book introduces the reader to the field of nuclear astrophysics, i.e. the acquisition and reading of measurements on unstable isotopes in different parts of the universe. The authors explain the role of radioactivities in astrophysics, discuss specific sources of cosmic isotopes and in which special regions they can be observed. More specifically, the authors address stars of different types, stellar explosions which terminate stellar evolutions, and other explosions triggered by mass transfers and instabilities in binary stars. They also address nuclear reactions and transport processes in interstellar space, in the contexts of cosmic rays and of chemical evolution. A special chapter is dedicated to the solar system which even provides material samples. The book also contains a description of key tools which astrophysicists employ in those particular studies and a glossary of key terms in astronomy with radioactivities.

Marine Geochemistry

The long-lived radioactive decay systems have considerable importance in understanding the evolution of the Earth on a geological timescale. Their comprehensive study is beyond the scope of this book (see Allègre, 2008 for an in-depth ...

Marine Geochemistry

Marine geochemistry uses chemical elements and their isotopes to study how the ocean works in terms of ocean circulation, chemical composition, biological activity and atmospheric CO2 regulation. This rapidly growing field is at a crossroad for many disciplines (physical, chemical and biological oceanography, geology, climatology, ecology, etc.). It provides important quantitative answers to questions such as: What is the deep ocean mixing rate? How much atmospheric CO2 is pumped by the ocean? How fast are pollutants removed from the ocean? How do ecosystems react to anthropogenic pressure? This text gives a simple introduction to the concepts, the methods and the applications of marine geochemistry with a particular emphasis on isotopic tracers. Overall introducing a very large number of topics (physical oceanography, ocean chemistry, isotopes, gas exchange, modelling, biogeochemical cycles), with a balance of didactic and indepth information, it provides an outline and a complete course in marine geochemistry. Throughout, the book uses a hands-on approach with worked out exercises and problems (with answers provided at the end of the book), to help the students work through the concepts presented. A broad scale approach is take including ocean physics, marine biology, ocean-climate relations, remote sensing, pollutions and ecology, so that the reader acquires a global perspective of the ocean. It also includes new topics arising from ongoing research programs. This textbook is essential reading for students, scholars, researchers and other professionals.

Modern Science in the Bible

Moreover,radioactive carbon has beenfoundin diamonds,which accordingto the theory of evolutionmust bebillions ofyears old(!) ... 91 Conclusion Since Darwin published his book in 1859, thousands ofscientists have tried toprove evolution.

Modern Science in the Bible

Modern Science in the Bible shows that the Bible is not out-of-date, but that it was, in fact, thousands of years ahead of science when it was written. Used as a reference tool or merely to underline the trustworthiness of the Bible, this book succinctly demonstrates hard scientific facts from the Bible that modern science has only recently discovered. Ben Hobrink, although a biologist, writes in layman’s terms to describe current scientific debates and shows where scientific theories or conclusions differ from the Bible and offers explanations of the alleged differences. In Modern Science in the Bible, Hobrink not only defends the Bible; he lets others share his astonishment about the relevance of biblical rules. The book underlines the reliability of the Bible in the field of science and presents hard scientific facts that are structured around themes such as combating epidemics, hygiene, nutrition, and evolution.

Geological Repository Systems for Safe Disposal of Spent Nuclear Fuels and Radioactive Waste

From this knowledge and based on the reference evolution scenario, the various processes can be ranked and hierarchized ... waste and spent fuel) or in the form of radioactivity (residual a, bg radioactivity and neutrons in spent fuel).

Geological Repository Systems for Safe Disposal of Spent Nuclear Fuels and Radioactive Waste

Geological disposal has been internationally adopted as the most effective approach to assure the long-term, safe disposition of the used nuclear fuels and radioactive waste materials produced from nuclear power generation, nuclear weapons programs, medical, treatments, and industrial applications. Geological repository systems take advantage of natural geological barriers augmented with engineered barrier systems to isolate these radioactive materials from the environment and from future populations. Geological repository systems for safe disposal of spent nuclear fuels and radioactive waste critically reviews the state-of-the-art technologies, scientific methods, regulatory developments, and social engagement approaches directly related to the implementation of geological repository systems. Part one introduces geological disposal, including multiple-barrier geological repositories, as well as reviewing the impact of nuclear fuel recycling practices and underground research laboratory activities on the development of disposal concepts. Part two reviews geological repository siting in different host rocks, including long-term stability analysis and radionuclide transport modelling. Reviews of the range of engineered barrier systems, including waste immobilisation technologies, container materials, low pH concretes, clay-based buffer and backfill materials, and barrier performance are presented in Part three. Part four examines total system performance assessment and safety analyses for deep geological and near-surface disposal, with coverage of uncertainty analysis, use of expert judgement for decision making, and development and use of knowledge management systems. Finally, Part five covers regulatory and social approaches for the establishment of geological disposal programs, from the development of radiation standards and risk-informed, performance-based regulations, to environmental monitoring and social engagement in the siting and operation of repositories. With its distinguished international team of contributors, Geological repository systems for safe disposal of spent nuclear fuels and radioactive waste is a standard reference for all nuclear waste management and geological repository professionals and researchers. Critically reviews the state-of-the-art technologies, scientific methods, regulatory developments, and social engagement approaches related to the implementation of geological repository systems Chapters introduce geological disposal and review the development of disposal concepts Examines long-term stability analysis, the range of engineered barrier systems and barrier performance

A Certain Ms Ball

The general belief is that cosmic rays, or radioactivity of some sort, produces the mutations which start evolution on its capricious road down the ages. Unfortunately, all the mutations we have produced in the laboratory from ...

A Certain Ms  Ball

A Certain Ms. Ball is a historical romance adventure for all those eggheads, children, and grownups who want to know how high-tech and the space age were started, who the nerds really were who advanced the arts and the sciences we take for granted today. The interfaces for DVDs, the Internet, lasers, and fiber optics to collect light from a laser source and focus it to a point for readout or for coupling to another fiber optic for communications are tiny glass spheres, some as small as 1/100 of an inch in diameter. Our two-millimeter heroine, Crystal, is born in A.D. 523 on the Arabian shore during a lightning storm. A shepherd boy finds her and keeps her until he dies as sultan. Shahrazad is his destiny, but he will have to wait. Crystal has many adventures with well-known historical figures. Our hero is reborn in 1636 and starts his search for Crystal, from her legend. As Captain Nemo he finds Crystal and his destiny. Their son remains to seek his destiny.

The Hidden Secret of Water

Seemingly inanimate objects, from the ripest fruit to the hardest stone, have their own ordered structure, radioactive evolution and vibratory resonance, and are constantly absorbing and organizing information.

The Hidden Secret of Water

What makes water, so simple in its make-up, such an integral part of life? Why has it been revered across the ages? What benefits flow from it that will shape our future? Our origin springs from water, it sustains us now, and it is the key to our future. By going further than just describing its attributes and celebrating its physical properties, this book reveals the spiritual dimension of water. We learn about our own hypnotic attraction to water’s simplicity, purity and transparency; as well as its bizarre physical behaviour, structural vibrations and ordered flow; and its amazing medicinal, therapeutic and vital virtues. We can look at the whole spectrum of water’s influence, reconciling modern science and ancient wisdom, technology and humanism, logic and mysticism. This innovative, intelligent and far-reaching exploration of water at every level will inspire and stimulate all.

Industrial Radioactive Waste Disposal

In Figure 1 , the rate of heat evolution from the decay of fission products in the hypothetical ton of uranium described above is presented as a function of time . This hypothetical situation is extended in Figure 2 to depict the ...

Industrial Radioactive Waste Disposal

Considers problems of radioactive waste disposal and the precautions, safeguards, and standards to ensure safe handling of these wastes. Includes numerous nongovernmental reports on the sources and types of radioactive wastes.

Industrial Radioactive Waste Disposal

In Figure 1 , the rate of heat evolution from the decay of fission products in the hypothetical ton of uranium described above is presented as a function of time . This hypothetical situation is extended in Figure 2 to depict the ...

Industrial Radioactive Waste Disposal


Nuclear Science Abstracts

Monitoring , transport , and distribution of radioactive materials in the atmosphere , soil , and waters of the Earth are included under ENVIRONMENTAL AND EARTH SCIENCES . Galaxies ( 56.500 ) Formation , structure , and evolution of ...

Nuclear Science Abstracts


Nature s Destiny

We now know that uranium and the other radioactive elements have played a critical role in the evolution of the earth because of ... Yet these elements had a profound effect on the evolution of the earth because of their radioactivity.

Nature s Destiny

Argues that the universe was configured to give rise to an intelligent species of life forms, namely human beings.

Radio Active Substances

Curie and Laborde have recently discovered that the salts of radium are the source of a spontaneous and continuous evolution of heat. This evolution has the effect of keeping the salts of radium at a temperature higher than that of ...

Radio Active Substances

"The object of the present work is the publication of researches which I have been carrying on for more than four years on radio-active bodies. I began these researches by a study of the phosphorescence of uranium, discovered by M. Becquerel. The results to which I was led by this work promised to afford so interesting a field that Pierre Curie put aside the work on which he was engaged, and joined me, our object being the extraction of new radio-active substances and the further study of their properties."

Old Stellar Populations

If its radioactive decay timescale and how its abundance could increase with the time, due to production processes, ... ratio in the early solar system, and (iii) the time evolution of the chemical abundances over the Galactic history.

Old Stellar Populations

The book discusses the theoretical path to decoding the information gathered from observations of old stellar systems. It focuses on old stellar systems because these are the fossil record of galaxy formation and provide invaluable information ont he evolution of cosmic structures and the universe as a whole. The aim is to present results obtained in the past few years for theoretical developments in low mass star research and in advances in our knowledge of the evolution of old stellar systems. A particularly representative case is the recent discovery of multiple stellar populations in galactic globular clusters that represents one of the hottest topics in stellar and galactic astrophysics and is discussed in detail. Santi Cassisi has authored about 270 scientific papers, 150 of them in peer-reviewed journals, and the title Evolution of Stars and Stellar Populations.

ERDA Energy Research Abstracts

It was concluded that the proposed construction would have a negligible effect on future shoreline evolution . RADIOACTIVE EFFLUENTS Experience with radioactive noble gases during the operation of the 400 MWe twin Boiling Water Reactor ...

ERDA Energy Research Abstracts


Resources in education

( Author / JN ) ED 216 925 SE 038 129 Stoever , Edward C. , Jr. Deep Sea Trenches and Radioactive Water . Crustal Evolution Education Project . Teacher's Guide [ and ] Student Investigation . National Association of Geology Teachers .

Resources in education


Selected Water Resources Abstracts

W91-07611 2B RADIOACTIVE WASTE Ba and Sr Distribution at the Water - Table : Implications for Monitoring Ground - Water at Nuclear Waste Repository Sites . W91-07828 2K RAIN Evolution of Three - Peak Raindrop Size Distributions in One ...

Selected Water Resources Abstracts