Tag Archives: Radioactivity

Ionising radiation videos

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Radioactive decay rates podcast

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

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Radioactivity introduction podcast

An introduction to the different types of radiation – alpha, beta and gamma. Download the notes. Download the video.

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A is for atom

A classic 1950s educational film, funded by the General Electric company to help promote nuclear power.

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The Radioactive Boy Scout

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  

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BBC One Planet Podcast – The Nuclear Future

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

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BBC discovery podcast – Fukushima Anniversary

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

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Radiation doses chart

This detailed chart shows the relative doses from different radiation sources. A very interesting centrepiece for further investigation and discussion.

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Radioactive quack cures

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

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Dr Karl Karl Kruszelnicki & Professor Dale Bailey talking about radiation

Well worth listening to with radiation in the news in a big way at the moment. Download the podcast from the ABC site

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