• Short Summary

    SCIENTISTS IN TAIWAN ARE USING THE ATOMIC REACTOR AT THE NATIONAL TSINGHUA UNIVERSITY TO PRODUCE RADIO-ISOTOPES FOR EXPERIMENTS TO IMPROVE RICE PRODUCTION.

  • Description

    1.
    GV PAN WORKERS IN RICE FIELD
    0.05

    2.
    MV LABORATORY MAN PICKS RICE IN FIELD
    0.10

    3.
    GV ATOMIC REACTOR
    0.11

    4.
    GV SCIENTISTS
    0.13

    5.
    CU INT WOMAN SCIENTIST EXAMINES GRAIN SAMPLES
    0.20

    6.
    CU SCIENTIST IN RADIO-ISOTOPE SECTION
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    7.
    SV ANOTHER SCIENTIST HANDLES CAGE WITH TUBES CONTAINING GRAINS
    0.29

    8.
    CU OPERATOR HANDLES REMOTE CONTROL GRIPS
    0.35

    9.
    MV & CU OPERATOR GRIPS TUBES (2 SHOTS)
    0.46

    10.
    CU SCIENTISTS STUDY SAMPLES UNDER MICROSCOPES
    0.48

    11.
    CU TECHNICIAN CUTTING RICE PLANT
    0.50

    12.
    SCU TWO PLANTS FROM IRRADIATED SEEDS
    0.54

    13.
    MV PAN TEST PLANTS GROWING
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    Background: SCIENTISTS IN TAIWAN ARE USING THE ATOMIC REACTOR AT THE NATIONAL TSINGHUA UNIVERSITY TO PRODUCE RADIO-ISOTOPES FOR EXPERIMENTS TO IMPROVE RICE PRODUCTION.

    WITH THE RADIO-ISOTOPES THE SCIENTISTS AIM AT IMPROVING SEED, CONTROL OF PLANT DISEASES AND ABSORPTION OF FERTILIZERS.

    THE NUCLEAR RESEARCH HAS ENABLED THEM TO PRODUCE THREE RICE CROPS A YEAR, CUTTING THE GROWING PERIOD FROM 102 TO 78 DAYS.

    THE SCIENTISTS SAY INDIVIDUAL CROPS MAY BE SMALLER BUT THE FASTER-GROWING RICE WILL ENABLE FARMERS TO PLANT CROPS IN BETWEEN THOSE OF RICE.

    THEY HAVE FOUND THAT SEEDS TREATED WITH RADIO-ISOTOPES PRODUCE SHORTER PLANTS THAT CAN BETTER WITHSTAND TYPHOONS AND HEAVY RAINS.

    IN RECENT YEARS, RICE PRODUCTION IN TAIWAN HAS INCREASED 35 PER CENT TO MORE THAN TWO-MILLION TONS A YEAR. TAIWAN SCIENTISTS ARE ALSO USING RADIO-ACTIVE MATERIALS TO IMPROVE ORANGES, WHEAT, SWEET POTATOES AND PEANUTS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAAI0H157UOAVR6BIPET4YX42EU
    Media URN:
    VLVAAI0H157UOAVR6BIPET4YX42EU
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/11/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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