Linked by Howard Fosdick on Fri 2nd Dec 2011 12:12 UTC
Privacy, Security, Encryption If you're modest, think twice before having sex in your van, truck, or RV. Law enforcement uses roving vans with backscatter X-ray technology to peer inside vehicles (the same technology used in airport body scanners). In the Land of the Free, authorities don't request search warrants. More at Forbes here and here. What, you don't want an X-ray bath?
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RE[3]: Radiation?
by Gone fishing on Sat 3rd Dec 2011 08:28 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Radiation?"
Gone fishing
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I'm not an expert here but most oncer genes are mutated growth regulatory genes which do not function in growth regulation as they should.

We can conclude therefore that any damage to a growth regulatory gene could result in a cancer i.e any exposure to ionizing radiation could result in cancer. However, many systems have several fail-safes so that if one system of control fails then another is in place. You can imagine - cell growth being inhibited by the presence of a certain grow regulator substance, then by contact with other cells etc. In this case cumulative exposure and cumulative damage will certainly increase the risk of a cell becoming cancerous by progressively knocking out more regulatory systems.

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