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12 November 2010

SA turns nukes into medicine

SA has transformed apartheid-era nuclear weapons into a tool for detecting cancer and heart disease with a new technology.

 South Africa has transformed apartheid-era nuclear weapons into a tool for detecting cancer and heart disease, with a new technology that could ease global worries about nuclear arms trafficking.

Normally, moly is created with the same type of uranium as used to make nuclear arms, creating a headache for efforts to corral weapons-grade uranium.

 

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