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i ray dee ay shuhn

  • n  the condition of being exposed to radiation
  • n  a column of light (as from a beacon)
  • n  (physiology) the spread of sensory neural impulses in the cortex
  • n  the apparent enlargement of a bright object when viewed against a dark background
  • n  (Pavolvian conditioning) the elicitation of a conditioned response by stimulation similar but not identical to the original stimulus
  • n  (medicine) the treatment of disease (especially cancer) by exposure to a radioactive substance

  • An irradiation takes less than 20 minutes, and patients who are able to walk can go about their business after resting half an hour.
  • While the Food and Drug Administration approved irradiation for meat back in 1997, the meat industry still faces its toughest critics: the American public.
  • Last year Wal-Mart began offering more organic products--those grown without pesticides, antibiotics, irradiation and so on--and the big company's expansion into a once alternative .
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  • Laser Pulses Investigate Cirrus Clouds
    Can cloud formation, precipitation or thunderstorms be influenced by laser light irradiation? This issue is under investigation by researchers from KIT’s Institute for Meteorology and Climate Research – Atmospheric Aerosol Research (IMK-AAF), Freie Universität Berlin, and the University of Geneva.By Matthew Peach
    June 21, 2013 - PhotonicsOnline

  • Mike Johanns in Environment News Service
    This is a significant milestone that paves the way for the future use of irradiation technology to protect against the introduction of plant pests,said Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns.
  • Andrew Humpherson in The Age
    We are still importing because we haven't completed commissioning of one of the major radio-pharmaceuticals,Mr Humpherson said. "To do that the safety regulator separately has to approve testing of irradiation then the various processes in...

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