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1) star. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Properties of StarsStars differ widely in mass, size, temperature, and total energy output, or luminosity. The sun, a typical star, has a mass of about 2 1033 grams,...

2) Brookhaven National Laboratory. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Brookhaven National Laboratory, scientific research center, at Upton (town of Brookhaven), Long Island, N.Y. It was founded in 1947 by Associated Universities, a...

3) radioactive waste. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Since its radioactivity presents a serious health hazard (see radiation sickness), disposing of such material is a great problem. Methods of disposal include dumping...

4) cataract. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Cataracts brought on by aging are most common; most individuals over 60 exhibit some degree of lens opacity. Injury, extreme heat, ultraviolet light, X rays, nuclear...

5) nuclear reactor. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Reactors can be used for research or for power production. A research reactor is designed to produce various beams of radiation for experimental application; the...

6) radiation sickness. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...The biological action of radiation is not fully understood, but it is believed that a disturbance in cellular activity results from the chemical changes caused by...

7) Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, scientific research centers run by the Univ. of California, located in Berkeley,...

8) Amchitka. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Rat group of the Aleutian Islands, W Alaska. It was a site in 1965 and 1971 for the underground detonation of nuclear devices, its small population having been relocated....

9) Kazakhstan. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Republic of Kazakhstan, republic (1995 est. pop. 17,377,000), c.1,050,000 sq mi (2,719,500 sq km), central Asia. It borders on Siberian Russia in the north, China...

10) radiation weapon. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Designed to produce radiation sickness in a military force or a civilian population instead of destroy a target, radiation weapons typically consist of a highly radioactive...

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