Geiger Counters Unlikely to Detect Radiation in Food, Water

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TweetYumGeiger counters are probably ineffective for consumers in detecting hazardous levels of radiation in food and water at home, scientists, professors and device makers said. Large samples should be tested in laboratory-like settings to obtain results, said Joseph Rotunda, who heads the radiation measurement division at toolmaker Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. Determining whether food, water […]

Liar: Netanyahu’s Official Briefing – Iran Has No Nuclear Weapons Program, just a Nuclear Power Program

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TweetYumClinton Bastin was responsible for the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission(AEC)’s reprocessing of plutonium, and plutonium scrap operations, plutonium-238 production, transuranic materials processing, tritium and deuterium production for weapons programs, radioactive waste management, and related activities at the Department of Energy’s Savannah River Plant in South Carolina. He was also involved in the diplomatic side of […]

Obama’s Call for Web Privacy Guidelines Seen Leading to Rules With Teeth

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TweetYum By Sara Forden and Eric Engleman, Bloomberg.com An Obama administration Internet privacy initiative marks the best chance for setting U.S. standards to shield personal information in the absence of Congressional legislation, consumer groups and lawyers said. The White House called on companies such as Google Inc. (GOOG) and Facebook Inc. (FB) yesterday to work […]

Outrage mounting of UC police treatment of protesters

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TweetYumShareThis Outrage mounting of UC police treatment of protesters 21 Nov 2011 As the University of California faces national condemnation over its handling of student demonstrations, on Monday UC-Davis’ chancellor offered a personal apology, while UC’s president instructed chancellors to protect the rights of peaceful protest. Images of students being doused with pepper spray at […]