Monthly Archives: June 2016

X-Rays Used to Decode Ancient Greek Technology

Scientists have failed to find any more of the pieces still missing from the Antikythera Mechanism, one of the most mysterious artifacts of the ancient world recently discovered to be a lunar and solar calendar that can also predict eclipses. Scientists … Continue reading

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CubeSat Deployed to View Sun’s Soft X-rays

The Miniature X-Ray Solar Spectrometer, or MinXSS, CubeSat dropped from an airlock on the International Space Station on Monday to keep an eye on “soft X-rays” emitted by the Sun. CubeSat uses a commercially purchased X-ray spectrometer for a detector and … Continue reading

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From X-Rays to Art

Where most radiologists look at an ultrasound and see a bladder indented by a very large prostate gland, Sue Summerton saw the Liberty Bell. In every x-ray, she saw art. So, she turned her unique point of view into a business, … Continue reading

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Scientists Film Droplets Getting Blow Up by X-Rays

“These studies could help us better understand a wide range of phenomena in X-ray science and other applications,” -Researcher Claudiu Stan. View the video here. Researchers in California recently filmed, for the first time, the world’s brightest X-ray laser vaporizing … Continue reading

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