Monthly Archives: October 2015

November 1895: German Scientist Discovers X-Rays

Nearly 120 years ago, physicist Wilhelm Conrad Rontgen (1845-1923) became the first person to observe X-rays. This was a significant scientific advancement that would ultimately benefit a variety of fields, most of all medicine, by making the invisible visible. Rontgen’s discovery … Continue reading

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New Technology Could Reveal Secrets in 2,000 Year Old Scrolls

Hundreds of ancient papyrus scrolls that were buried nearly 2,000 years ago after the eruption of Mount Vesuvius could finally be read, thanks to a new x-ray technique.  The method can be used to decipher the charred texts that were … Continue reading

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X-Rays of Birds Making Footprints Reveal Dinosaurs’ Walk

Measurements of bone movement on this x-ray video taken as guineafowl made footprints shows how dinosaurs may have walked 250 million years ago. See the video here!

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How X-Rays Demystified a 2,500 Year Old Battle Wound

The same x-ray technology used to diagnose conditions for patients today can answer age-old questions and help solve historical mysteries- amazing! Continue reading

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Supermassive Black Hole’s Spin Revealed for the First Time

The NuSTAR’s super sensitive measurements of high-energy X-rays finally cracked the case- what’s going on with the black hole? Continue reading

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