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Albania: Analyzing the Past with Nuclear Technology

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Scientists around world can use radiation to understand and preserve precious artifacts. Researchers at the Albanian National Museum of History are studying old portraits and metal objects using non-destructive method...

Combating the effects of climate change in the Caribbean

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When it comes to climate change, the islands of the Caribbean are particularly under threat. Representatives from ten Caribbean countries are at the IAEA headquarters in Vienna to discuss the use of nuclear science an...

COP 23 in Bonn, Nuclear Power & Climate Change and More (IAEA News: Episode 2)

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In this episode we discuss: - The IAEA is participating in the UN Climate Change Conference COP 23 in Bonn, Germany - Nuclear Power plays an important role in climate change mitigation and sustainable development. - O...

Argentina: Nuclear Solutions

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United Nations - Cancer is one of the leading causes of death in the 21st Century. In fact, Latin America and the Caribbean account for some 50% of all cancer deaths in the Americas. Now the International Atomic Ene...

Colombia: Early Detection Of Cancer Critical

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United Nations - In South America, Colombia is witnessing a spike in cancer rates, particularly thyroid cancer in women. With help from the International Atomic Energy Agency, IAEA, this hospital in Bogota is using n...

Uruguay: Cancer On The Rise

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United Nations - The International Atomic Energy Agency, IAEA, is assisting Uruguay in the fight against cancer. Currently, this South American nation has one of the highest cancer rates in the world and in the regio...

UN Responds To Mosquito-Borne Zika Virus

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United Nations - A rare tropical disease – the Zika virus - is spreading rapidly in parts of Latin America and the Caribbean. First surfacing in Brazil, it has infected more than one million people. The International ...

Cattle Breeding Meets Nuclear Science

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United Nations - Artificial insemination is assisting cattle farmers across the continent of Africa to raise better quality and healthier livestock without having to keep bulls. In Tanzania, the UN’s International At...

Chile: Giving food a health check

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United Nations - As the world population grows, so does demand for food, leading to an increase in the use of agrochemicals in farming. The IAEA is working with over 70 countries worldwide to support the use of nucle...

Indonesia: Safer Food for a Growing Population

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United Nations, New York, 20 March 2013 - Indonesia is one of 60 countries using irradiation to improve food safety. With the support of IAEA, this tropical country is using nuclear technology to extend the shelf life...

Peru: The Birth of Centenario

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United Nations, New York - Few plants thrive at altitudes of over 4,000 metres, where soil is poor, water scarce and the winters harsh. But recently farmers in the High Andes of Peru, with support from the Internation...

Cameroon: Mobile Lab Detects Animal Diseases

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Animal diseases are a major problem in many African countries, including Cameroon, where the majority of people depend on agriculture and livestock to survive. A revolutionary rapid solution devised by scientists wor...