The Dangers of Food Irradiation

Irradiation of food is the application of ionizing radiation and according to to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is a technology that improves the safety and extends the shelf life of foods by reducing or eliminating microorganisms and insects. 834 more words



Journal: Current Organic Synthesis

Author(s): Navjeet Kaur

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Background: Chemists have been interested in light as an energy source to induce chemical reactions since the beginning of scientific chemistry. 174 more words

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Hot Jupiter irradiation and the efficiency of heat recirculation

Here’s an interesting plot from a new paper by Michael Zhang et al.

The x-axis is the irradiation temperature for a sample of hot-Jupiter exoplanets; that is, how blasted the day-side of their atmosphere is by irradiation from the host star. 186 more words

Hot Jupiters

Bacterial Bogymen

For the majority of my life a perceived bogymen lurking in every nook and cranny. Many of those evil bastards were in the form of Bacteria and they were scary, terrifying even. 695 more words

What happens to short-period hot-Jupiter planets?

Hot-Jupiter planets close to their host star will arouse tides in the host star, and the gravitational pull from tidal bulges will cause the planet to gradually spiral inwards. 249 more words

Hot Jupiters