Sparrho #AdventCalendar – on this day in #science: #diamonds are synthesised for the first time 💍 ⠀
On this day in 1955, Professor Tracy Hall recalled, something momentous happened in a General Electric lab in Schenectady, #NewYork. “My hands began to tremble,” he wrote, “my heart beat rapidly; my knees weakened and no longer gave support. My eyes had caught the flashing light from dozens of tiny [...] crystals.” Hall had become the first person to synthesise artificial diamonds.⠀
This accomplishment opened innumerable doors to scientific achievements as varied as successfully drilling for #oil in dangerous and inhospitable places using diamond-tipped drills to creation of effective semiconductors and #radiation detection devices. ⠀
Unfortunately, all the reward Hall received from his employers at General Electric - who went on to make a fortune from the apparatus Hall invented - was a $10 savings bond.⠀
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Stop sleeping with your cell phone!
Anything closer than arm's length could cause cancer and infertility, health officials warn.
The California Department of Health released advice to minimize cell phone radiation exposure.
Radiation from the devices has been linked to cancer and infertility,
Children's developing brains may be particularly vulnerable.
Exposure risks are highest when cell phones have fewer bars of service or are downloading or streaming media.
Radiation is a common treatment for breast cancer. It causes physical breaks in DNA, and cancer cells with badly damaged DNA can’t divide, so those cells die. Early radiation therapy used needles made of radium placed near the tumor. These days, for breast cancer, radiation will often come from an external beam, or a doctor may insert a small amount of radioactive material near the tumor during treatment. Not everyone with breast cancer needs radiation, but those who do will generally receive it after surgery.
Is Fukushima’s thyroid issues caused by radiation?⠀
Doctors in Japan found 185 cases of thyroid cancer in children in the Fukushima region, which was hit by the 2011 nuclear disaster. However, research done at the Fukushima Medical University has not found a link between thyroid cancer and radiation. Experts in Japan linked thyroid cancer to consuming large amounts of food rich in iodine, like seaweed. Akira Ohtsuru, expert on radiation and thyroid ultrasounds, said that there currently isn’t a way of telling if any cancer is caused by radiation. Despite the results, parents and children still fear the after-effects of radiation, even after moving away from Fukushima. #fukushima#radiation#japan#science by science.daily_ #science#biotech#student#nature#beautiful#awesome#biocraftlab#wow#university#intense#nice#damn#love
Und wir singen im Atomschutzbunker: «Hurra, diese Welt geht unter!» «Hurra, diese Welt geht unter!» Auf den Trümmern das Paradies .
И мы поем в убежище от радиоактивных осадков: "Ура, этот мир гибнет!" "Ура, этот мир гибнет!" Рай на развалинах
10 years ago I was fighting an enemy I could not see, an enemy I did not invite, and an enemy that offered me no other option than to face it head on! You never know how truly strong you are until you have no other choice than to find out.
My journey would take me through 2 cancers, 9 surgeries- one of them lasting 21 hours and followed within hours by 2 more surgeries (who knew reconstruction surgery could fail?). I would endure shaving my head, chemotherapy with a very strange side effect (one chemo infusion was actually given incorrectly), radiation and even ... yes, i will bravely share that I had leeches being used on me for over a week!😳 Ok, there is such a great book in my future!
I had some of the most amazing discussions with nurses that had to be angels in disguise. I was taught that my faith released God’s power and my life was blessed by merciful grace and healing.
So, I am Celebrating my 10 years!!! Pray for the many warriors in this fight and have your mammograms done regularly - I have no patience to hear any excuses about the inconvenience or the discomfort of the tests - PLEASE! Just do your mammograms!
Life is a gift and it DOES matter how you eat and if you exercise.❤️
God bless everyone and my heart goes out to the families of the warriors who lose their fight when they fought just as hard as the survivors!❤️