Publication Date: 2011
As research scientists are now demonstrating, mobile-phone radiation can damage the human body's cells - leading to memory loss, an increased risk of cancer, reduced sperm counts, and neurological diseases such as Alzheimer's and possibly even autism. Mobile phones, it seems, are not as safe as we had supposed. In this riveting expose, Dr Devra Davis, respected epidemiologist and founding director of the toxicology and environmental studies board at the United States National Academy of Sciences, clearly outlines the dangers posed by mobile-phone radiation.
Publication Date: 2011
Provides a detailed analysis of nuclear fission reactors.
NOTE: Check out the chapter: Environmental advantages, disadvantages and economics.
'Global Issues in Context' database provides an overview of following Topics under 'Science & Technology'
Publication Date: 2012
Explores the big bang of creation to the blackout death of worn-out stars. A brief history of fusion research, beginning with the first tentative theories in the early 20th century, is also discussed, as well as the race for fusion power.
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Physics Exemplar from QCAA
CLAIM: The dream of almost limitless clean energy from nuclear fusion is close to being realised.
RESEARCH QUESTION: Is the Tokamak Energy nuclear fusion power generation technique able to be considered as clean.
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From Mrs Allen:
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Claim: Natural shampoos are better than synthetic shampoos.
Research Question: Are natural shampoos better cleaners than synthetic shampoos based on the properties of surface tension, wetting time, solid content, detergency and foaming ability?
An American website that aggregates press releases and publishes lightly edited press releases about science.
Breaks down the stories behind the most interesting news and photos on the Internet.
Google Scholar is an academic website mainly aimed at Universities and Research Institutions. It does provide some full-text articles which can be accessed by the link placed on the right-hand side of the screen. All other articles are citations only, which are available in some of the larger Academic subscription databases.
TIP: To get PDFs only, type in 'filetype:pdf' after your search terms. It's great - you will get full-text sources this way!
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Google Books can be very frustrating because often much of the book is missing and you are expected to purchase it to read the full content. So after you put in your search term you are interested in (eg biodiesel), and get some results up, you should then go immediately to the (on the left - above 'About this box') and type in a particular word or term you are interested in (eg CO2 emissions) you should get a number of pages pop up. Choose one that looks useful - you should get some good results this way!