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Tag Archives: Radioactivity
Radioisotopes all have a characteristic half-live, that measures the time taken to decay. This podcast looks at the calculations involving half-lives. Download the notes. Download the video. Links: Radioactive decay
An introduction to the different types of radiation – alpha, beta and gamma. Download the notes. Download the video.
A classic 1950s educational film, funded by the General Electric company to help promote nuclear power.
What happened when a teenager tried a dangerous experiment in his back yard…. the tale of the Radioactive Boy Scout. http://www.dangerouslaboratories.org/radscout.html
An interesting series of reports about the future of nuclear energy sources worldwide in the aftermath of the Fukushima nuclear accident. Download the podcast from the BBC site: http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/worldservice/oneplanet/oneplanet_20120323-1932a.mp3
An interesting report about the cleanup following the release of radiation from the damaged reactor. Download the podcast from the BBC site: http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/worldservice/discovery/discovery_20120305-2000a.mp3
This detailed chart shows the relative doses from different radiation sources. A very interesting centrepiece for further investigation and discussion.
One of the fascinating aspects of the study of radioactivity is to see how our knowledge of the effects of radiation has dramatically changed over the twentieth century. Who in this day would ever think of cleaning teeth with a … Continue reading
Well worth listening to with radiation in the news in a big way at the moment. Download the podcast from the ABC site