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background radiation

Nuclear (or ionizing) radiations arising from within the body and from the surroundings to which individuals are always exposed.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.background radiation - radiation coming from sources other than those being observed
background signal, background - extraneous signals that can be confused with the phenomenon to be observed or measured; "they got a bad connection and could hardly hear one another over the background signals"
Translations
taustasäteily
bakgrunnsstråling
bakgrundsstrålning

background radiation

n (Phys) → natürliche Strahlung f

background radiation

nradiazione f di fondo
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In the exercise undertaken by the group, experts measured background radiation outside the scrap market.
The synthesis of elements in the stars was not understood and the Microwave Background Radiation was still to be discovered.
Author of over 500 papers and numerous books, Professor Rees is particularly known for advancing our understanding of the origin of the cosmic microwave background radiation, as well as galaxy clustering and formation.
Eric had a dose equivalent to 190 years of background radiation.
The authors stated: "We hope thus to indicate how it was possible for us to begin with the presumption that background radiation must be carcinogenic, only to be forced .
This testimony discusses (1) the benefits of using DOE's aerial background radiation surveys to enhance emergency response capabilities and (2) the physical security measures in place at DOE's two key emergency response facilities and whether they are consistent with DOE guidance.
It's background radiation, it's not there by virtue of any particular event.
Each full-body scan produces less than 10 microrem of emission, which is equivalent to the exposure a passenger receives in about two minutes of airplane flight at altitude or an individual receives every 15 minutes from naturally occurring background radiation, according to TSA.
In the subsequent section, we also discuss plausible extension of this unified statistics to include anisotropic effect by using quaternion oscillator, which may be observed in the context of Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation.
Hiserodt's book goes on to explain how Americans are negatively affected by the government's reliance on Linear Nothreshold Theory: avoiding nuclear power (a power source arguably much safer and more plentiful than fossil fuels); forfeiting medical advances (higher live birth rates and fewer birth defects); adding unnecessary angst into our lives (he explains that radioactive "dirty bombs" aren't as dangerous as the public has been led to believe); and wasting money (our government is digging up "radioactive hot spots" for "safe" containment at a cost of hundreds of billions of dollars, yet the sites emit less radioactivity than one would find in normal background radiation of large parts of the world).
Measurements by the satellite ''provided increased support for the Big Bang scenario for the origin of the universe, as this is the only scenario that predicts the kind of cosmic microwave background radiation measured by COBE,'' the academy said.
And it just so happens that 1965 was also the year of the discovery of cosmic background radiation, the first physical evidence of the big bang, which made front-page news.