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Radiation: From A(toms) to S(ieverts)

By Matej Mavriček, Policy Fellow

Radiation is essentially various shrapnel that is released when an atom or atoms undergoes decay, fusion or fission. In this article, I will discuss the basics of radiation, types of danger of radiation, where it comes from, and a framework of risk with radiation. This is meant to inform some of the possible effects of radiation as a result of nuclear accidents or purposeful detonations.

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Cybersecurity – Critically Underprovided

By Matej Mavricek, Policy Fellow

Cybersecurity today is as much a part of our lives as health care, and in more than one way resembles immunization efforts. Our information is as much in danger from a variety of threats as our bodies are in danger from a variety of pathogens, and the response to both is similar: awareness, prevention, and, if necessary, treatment. Much like immunization, the more people use security measures properly and diligently, the less danger there is to the population as a whole. Continue reading “Cybersecurity – Critically Underprovided”

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The Future of Fuels

By Matej Mavriček, Policy Fellow

The Future of Fuels in the US Analysis of Fuel Options for the Next Several Decades

Gasoline is today the liquid fuel of choice for most vehicles in the world. Growing economies in developing countries such as China and India will continue to drive demand for petroleum and liquid fuels for decades to come, as the living standard in those countries rises. Continue reading “The Future of Fuels”

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BP Oil Spill: Explanation from BP Executive

Shortly after the Deepwater Horizon blowout began last summer’s infamous oil spill, one BP executive responded to a technical explanation with the following e-mail:

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A promising method to repair damaged hearts in children

Researchers at Children’s Memorial Hospital in Chicago have published an important paper which describes the potential of using stem cell therapy to repair hearts in children with congenital heart disease.

The study, published in this month’s issue of Circulation (the journal of the American Heart Association), investigates the presence of stem cells in the hearts of these children and how those stem cells might be used therapeutically in the future.

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