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Shrouded in mystery, the future of one of the world’s largest groundwater reservoirs once left scientists, academics and politicians in #Brazil , Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay concerned about the fate of their major freshwater  resource. 

Uncovering clues using #nuclear  techniques, Brazil and its neighbours are now well-acquainted with the Guarani Aquifer and can confidently expect that, with a sustainable use framework, the water from the aquifer will continue to flow for at least another 200 years.
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IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano has complimented the Tata Medical Centre in India for its role in cancer care, and noted its impressive work. 
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The adoption of drip irrigation, with the help of nuclear techniques, has increased food production and revenues of many farmers across Mauritius, this week’s IAEA Impact article reveals. The technique enables farmers to measure moisture levels in both the soil and the plants, and work out exactly how much water and nutrients to use and when.
Its adoption by farmers in Mauritius have made it possible to grow cauliflower, broccoli, sweet pepper and many other nutritious vegetables. Local farms are now also starting to supply the country's growing population and burgeoning tourism industry with fresh, locally grown produce.
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Atoms for Peace and #Development — Read stories from people on the ground in this special edition of the IAEA Bulletin magazine
In this issue, we picked 16 #IAEA projects from around the globe and spoke to people who have been impacted by and/or helped to support these projects focused on using nuclear techniques in areas like health, the environment and water, cultural heritage preservation, food and agriculture, energy and nuclear safety and security.
Check it out, and let us know in which areas you think nuclear technology is making the biggest impact?
Through the IAEA’s assistance, the peaceful uses of nuclear techniques are put to use in various areas, including human health, food and agriculture, the environment, water, energy, nuclear safety and security, and the preservation of artefacts.
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Please use it with Peace ,No War .
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From advancing cancer care and training to establishing Africa’s first Accelerator Mass Spectrometry facility, South Africa’s collaboration with the #IAEA  has had a range of impacts on the country and the region.

IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano’s visit to South Africa was also an opportunity for the Director General to see first-hand some of the ways #SouthAfrica‬  has been using #nuclear‬  technology to improve the lives and prosperity of people.

Two stops on his tour were the Steve Biko Academic Hospital, which has been working closely with the IAEA to advance the hospital’s health care and training services, and the IThemba LABS, which established the Accelerator Mass Spectrometry facility with IAEA support.
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“Making nuclear science and technology available to improve human and animal health, and increase food production, is a key element of the IAEA’s mandate.”
Said #IAEA  Director General, Yukiya Amano, at an event marking the 50th anniversary of #SouthAfrica 's  first research reactor in South Africa. He spoke to a select audience that included the country’s president, Jacob Zuma, and highlighted the Agency’s work in assisting development in Africa — combating diseases and improving food security.

Earlier that day Amano addressed the 2015 Nuclear Africa Conference, and spoke of the role nuclear power can play in driving African economies.

“Supporting Africa is a high priority for the IAEA,” he said. “We are working closely with countries interested in nuclear power to help them build the necessary expertise.”
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How about economies ,is there any influence?
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Water, Food, Energy, Health — Atoms in Your Life

#Nuclear  technologies are used worldwide to meet some of the fundamental needs of modern daily life. These include access to energy and proper medical care, food production and the management of water resources. The #IAEA  supports the use of such technologies by providing training and equipment and sharing expertise and knowledge.
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Over 1600 research institutions are collaborating in the peaceful application of nuclear technology through over 100 research activities coordinated by the IAEA. They cover areas such as: diagnostics and treatment of cancer and cardio-vascular diseases; better understanding of climate change and coastal pollution using isotopic tools; reactor safety designs; and agricultural efficiency. The objective of these projects is to exchange and pass on knowledge and information generated from the use of nuclear techniques.
See how your institution can get involved:
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Today is #WorldWaterDay

Finding available, clean and safe #wateris‬  a cornerstone of human development. #Nuclear  techniques can help in identifying and guarding water resources in countries all over the world. This can even include using lasers!

This past week the #IAEA‬  held a workshop for scientists training them in isotope hydrology and how to use a small laser spectrograph. Watch the video to find out more about isotope hydrology:

Check out the workshop and other ways the IAEA supports Member States use nuclear techniques to measure and manage their water resources — from establishing an isotope laboratory in #Iraq  for studying groundwater, to using drip irrigation in #‎Mauritius‬  for improving crop yields and conservation, to developing water use and management policies in the Sahel region of #Africa .
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We normally mark the birthdays of influential scientists, but being born on the 25th of December, this great mind’s coming into the world is often overlooked. Today we mark the anniversary of Sir Isaac Newton’s passing in 1727, and celebrate his enormous contribution to our world. 

Considered the father of classical mechanics, Newton formulated the law of universal gravitation and his three laws of motion. His investigations also helped to shed light on, among others, the nature of atoms, molecules, and interactomic forces; he understood, for example, that heat is molecular motion, which is generated when dissimilar molecules attract each other. The results of Newton’s work provided important insights that have become part of the foundation of modern science as we understand it today.  The impact of his work on physics is so vast that even building modern nuclear power plants and all the engineering involved would not be possible without his research.
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After a four-year eradication programme including nuclear techniques, the Niayes region of Senegal is now almost free of the tsetse fly.

Tsetse flies are bloodsucking insects that carry a parasite that kills more than three million livestock in sub-Saharan Africa every year — costing the agriculture industry more than US $4 billion annually.
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Today marks 65 years since the discovery of californium was announced.

Though first synthesized on 9 February 1950 by Stanley G. Thompson, Kenneth Street, Jr., Albert Ghiorso, and Glenn T. Seaborg, it wasn't till 17 March that the discovery was announced.
Because californium is a strong neutron emitter, it’s a neutron start up source for some nuclear reactors, and is used in detection instruments such as fuel rod scanners.

This photograph shows the actual cyclotron Seaborg and his colleagues used to synthesize californium.

Photo: U.S. Department of Energy
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