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Stories with subject: Physics
  • Russia's nuclear nightmare flows down radioactive river story has photos
    Updated: Apr-29-16 9:38 am

    MUSLYUMOVO, Russia - At first glance, Gilani Dambaev looks like a healthy 60-year-old man and the river flowing past his rural family home appears pristine. But Dambaev is riddled with diseases that his doctors link to a lifetime's exposure to excessive radiation, and the Geiger counter beeps loudly as a reporter strolls down to the muddy riverbank.

  • AP Exclusive: Test finds Chernobyl residue in Belarus milk story has photos
    Updated: Apr-25-16 5:14 am

    GUBAREVICHI, Belarus - On the edge of Belarus' Chernobyl exclusion zone, down the road from the signs warning "Stop! Radiation," a dairy farmer offers his visitors a glass of freshly drawn milk. Associated Press reporters politely decline the drink but pass on a bottled sample to a laboratory, which confirms it contains levels of a radioactive isotope at levels 10 times higher than the nation's food safety limits.

  • Univ. of Arizona prof gets fellowship for space research 
    Updated: Apr-21-16 5:56 am

    TUCSON, Arizona - A University of Arizona astrophysicist has won a prestigious fellowship that she plans to use for research on black holes and a type of extremely dense stars.

  • State grant to help pay for roads around physics facility 
    Updated: Apr-13-16 2:29 pm

    EAST LANSING, Michigan - State officials have awarded a $3 million grant for road projects to support the operation of a nuclear science facility being built at Michigan State University.

  • Intuition helps humans beat computers in thorny physics game 
    Updated: Apr-13-16 1:20 pm

    BERLIN - Computers may have us beat at chess and checkers, but new research suggests our brains still have an edge when it comes to solving certain tricky problems thanks to a very human trait: intuition.

  • Japan prepares for release of tritium from Fukushima plant story has photos
    Updated: Apr-12-16 3:24 am

    TOKYO - To dump or not to dump a little-discussed substance is the question brewing in Japan as it grapples with the aftermath of the nuclear catastrophe in Fukushima five years ago. The substance is tritium.

  • Army inducts nuclear physicist into a new hall of fame 
    Updated: Apr-07-16 3:06 am

    ABERDEEN, Maryland - The Army is honoring a nuclear physicist who figured out how to measure radiation in the environment after a nuclear explosion.