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Second ICARST – IAEA, Vienna

The IAEA’s Second International Conference on the Application of Radiation Science and Technology (ICARST) was held at the IAEA headquarters in Vienna, Austria, from 22 to 26 August. The IAEA Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi opened the Conference attended in person by about 400 participants...

The IAEA’s Second International Conference on the Application of Radiation Science and Technology (ICARST) was held at the IAEA headquarters in Vienna, Austria, from 22 to 26 August. The IAEA Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi opened the Conference attended in person by about 400 participants...

The sterile insect technique (SIT) has been used as the main tool to eradicate the outbreak of the Mediterranean fruit fly, also called medfly (Ceratitis capitata), in the Mexican state of Colima.  The Medfly is considered among the most devastating insect pests worldwide due to...

On the occasion of the International Conference on Accelerators for Research and Sustainable Development: From Good Practices Towards Socioeconomic Impact opening this week (23–27 May 2022) in Vienna, Austria, the May 2022 issue of the IAEA Bulletin, a quarterly publication, is dedicated to Applications of...

The first Research Coordination Meeting (RCM) of the new IAEA Coordinated Research Project (CRP) D61026 on Novel Irradiation Technology for Phytosanitary Treatment of Food Commodities and Promotion of Trade was held from 22 to 29 March 2022 as a virtual meeting. The RCM was attended by...

The Gafchromic™ dosimetry system offers a relatively simple, low cost and accurate means of assessing low doses used for the Sterile Insect Technique and phytosanitary irradiation.  The dosimeter is a small (1 × 1 cm square), thin (~100 micron) film that changes colour when irradiated.  The...

The Technical Cooperation Programme of the IAEA has launched a new project (RLA1021) to encourage the use of phytosanitary irradiation in the Latin America and Caribbean region. Despite the large potential of the region to export fresh produce, only Mexico and to a lesser extent...

IAEA Annual General Conferences always include scientific or technical events which are often dedicated to applications of isotopes and radiation. This year the theme of the virtual 65th IAEA General Conference Event is "Atoms for Heritage". Case studies where nuclear techniques play a prominent role in...

The fourth and final Research Coordination Meeting (RCM) of an IAEA Coordinated Research Project (CRP) on the Development of Electron Beam and X-ray Applications for Food Irradiation (DEXAFI) was held from 7 to 14 April 2021 as a virtual meeting. This CRP involved 14 participating...

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News from the IAEA highlights the increasing use of irradiation as a phytosanitary treatment to support international trade in fresh fruit and vegetables. The article also references the role of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), joint FAO/IAEA programs and the International Plant Protection Convention...

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The IAEA report on a study published in the journal Science Robotics which tested the use of a drone to release sterile mosquitoes as part of the Sterile Insect Technique (SIT) – a form of insect birth control that has been used successfully for decades...

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