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Starting on Monday we’re hosting our 9th International Experts’ Meeting to discuss the latest trends related to assessment and prognosis in response to a nuclear or radiological emergency.

We started hosting these experts’ meetings in the wake of the ‪#‎Fukushima‬ Daiichi accident, as part of the ‪#‎IAEA‬ Action Plan on Nuclear Safety. See what topics the meeting will cover at our website.
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We’re looking for an experienced consultant with expertise in occupational radiation protection.

Qualified candidates should have minimum of 10 years of experience in radiation safety, including at least 6 years 
in occupational radiation protection. Visit our website for more info:
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#Tanzania has about 60,000 tonnes of #uranium buried in its earth, and in 2016 it hopes to begin mining it.
With #IAEA help, Tanzania is adopting a holistic approach to uranium mining; by improving its regulatory framework and involving the local community it hopes to lessen the environmental impact and make mining sustainable.
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“Time is of the essence where ‪#‎cancer‬ is concerned; quick diagnosis and effective treatment in a timely manner can help patients, and these radiotherapy machines is what we need to meet this goal of ours.” — Minjmaa Minjgee, radiation oncologist at the National Cancer Centre in ‪#‎Mongolia‬.

Replacements for existing radiotherapy units and two more linear accelerators to be installed with support from the ‪#‎IAEA‬ will greatly boost Mongolia’s national cancer programme and reduce waiting period for cancer patients.
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Ocean acidification is one of the biggest problems related to today’s carbon dioxide emissions, and a new study has used boron isotope ratios to link the world’s greatest mass extinction with acidic oceans.
A team of geoscientists have found evidence that 252 million years ago massive volcanic eruptions over a 10,000 year period released more CO2 than the oceans could absorb and greatly decreased ocean pH — killing 90% of marine species. Read about their study and how it relates to today’s ocean acidification here:

We’re trying to help with the ‘ocean acidification problem’ and have established an Ocean Acidification International Coordination Centre to promote facilitate and communicate global activities on ocean acidification, check it out:
Rocks from 252 million years ago suggest that carbon dioxide from volcanoes made sea water lethal.
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f-block or d-block?

A new experiment on the artificial element lawrencium, has raised questions about its position in the periodic table of elements.

Take a look this article from +Nature Publishing Group for details about this elemental debate and let us know in which block you think lawrencium belongs.
Experiment on chemistry of lawrencium reignites a decades-old debate.
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i had no idea you saw yourself as an atom - literally 😝 drink? 
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Here’s a little Friday quiz for the nuclear scientists out there:

Do you know what this jumble of pipes is and what we use it for?

Leave us your answer in the comments.
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That is the same that a despolaritation procedure for doping the atoms , is not??
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A new monitoring technique could help border-control agents better detect smuggled uranium and plutonium in cargo.

Using a particle accelerator, researchers at +Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) can generate gamma radiation at specific energies that allow them to detect and differentiate between iron, tin, tungsten, and lead. This technique could lead to more accurate cargo screening using less radiation. Read more in this piece from +Nature Publishing Group.
Physicists investigating technique to enhance detection of uranium and plutonium in cargo.
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46.41% of ‪#‎Hungary‬’s electricity production comes from nuclear — that share could increase as the country plans to expand its nuclear power production.

In a recent roundtable discussion, Hungary briefed the ‪#‎IAEA‬ on its planned expansion of the Paks Nuclear Power Plant, where it hopes to add two new units.
2015-04-10 | Senior officials from Hungary and the IAEA discussed nuclear power issues faced by countries expanding or establishing nuclear power programmes at a recent roundtable discussion held at the IAEA Headquarters. “The IAEA is committed to supporting countries with both existing and new ...
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“Orbiting Earth in the spaceship, I saw how beautiful our planet is. People, let us preserve and increase this beauty, not destroy it!” —Yuri Gargarin, the first human in space.

Today is the International Day of Human Space Flight, a day marking the anniversary of Yuri Gagarin’s historic orbit of the Earth in 1961. 

It’s also a great time to highlight the role nuclear technology has played in space exploration. For example, did you know that there was a nuclear generator on the moon? This #IAEA bulletin article from the '70s explains how NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration used nuclear power during the Apollo 12 mission:
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Sound regulatory frameworks based on #IAEA safety standards and effective communication are essential to ensuring that radiation used in medicine provides benefits to patients while minimizing risks. 
Experts have called for countries to accelerate the introduction of international Basic Safety Standards (BSS) when using radiation in medicine. BSS establishes the legal and regulatory foundation for setting up comprehensive systems of protection and safety against all types of radiation exposure situations. A recent seminar held in #Chile, brought 70 government representatives and experts from 25 countries together to  address radiation safety in medical practice. 
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This picture taken exactly 56 years ago, shows the construction site of our Seibersdorf laboratories. The man in the middle — with hair and bow tie blowing in the wind — is Sterling Cole, the IAEA’s first Director General, who was visiting the site with other Members of the Board of Governors.

Today the Seibersdorf labs are going through a major renovation project — its first since 1962. Find out more about it here:
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