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BQ

1. ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 code for British Antarctic Territory.

2. ISO 3166-2 geocode for British Antarctic Territory. This was used as an international standard for shipping to the territory.

In both cases, the code is obsolete.
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Un ano mas tarde, Antoine Henri Becquerel y los esposos Curie recibieron el Premio Nobel de Fisica, el primero por su "descubrimiento de la radiactividad natural", y los Curie por su "investigacion de los fenomenos de radiacion descubiertos por Becquerel".
Soon, Becquerel determined that the element uranium was the source of the emission rather than any of its compounds.
Sure enough the plate was fogged and Becquerel decided that fluorescence did produce X rays.
Sadly he had no idea just how dangerous his new discovery was: The first safe exposure limits only came in to force 30 years later and by then it was too late for Becquerel and his fellow workers.
The Japanese limits for the ingestion of drinking water by infants is 100 becquerel per litre.
In 1903, they received the Nobel Prize for Physics with Becquerel for the discovery of radioactivity.
For their work on radioactivity, the Curies shared the Nobel Prize for physics with Becquerel (see 1896) in 1903.
Contract notice: Supply of 18f fludeoxyglucose and 18f fluorocholine to the control group of le havre hospital group and center henri becquerel.
The Kyodo news agency quoted the prefecture as saying that it has asked the city of Soma and dealers to stop shipment of the mushrooms, and a local agricultural cooperative has begun recalling them after they were found to contain 850 becquerels of cesium per kilogram, exceeding the 500-becquerel limit set by the state.
The projection had been based on an assumption that 1 becquerel of iodine-131 is discharged from the nuclear plant every 72 hours.
The highest values were observed in the prefecture of Tochigi with 320 becquerel per square metre for iodine-131 and 73 becquerel per square metre for caesium-137.