Radiation

Canada, 1959

Film
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From a sun-drenched bathing beach to an awesome “gamma garden,” this film explores how heat, radio waves, x-rays and gamma rays affect various forms of life. It takes you to the radiological department of a modern hospital, to Canada’s atomic research center at Chalk River, and to the Brookhaven National Laboratory in the United States, where plant growth is subjected to gamma radiation.

Credits

producer/director

Hugh O'Connor

production company

National Film Board of Canada

Language

English

Duration

00:26:28:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

27720

Subject categories

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Radio waves

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Radio waves

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Canada

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Educational films

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Biotechnology - Research

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Gamma ray bursts

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Heat

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Nuclear energy

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Nuclear physics - Research

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Radiation

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Radio waves

Short films

Short films → Short films - Canada

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

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