Category Archives: X-Ray News

Usain Bolt posts X-ray of torn hamstring

Last week, the king of sprinting fell to the track during his final race at the World Athletics Championships. On Twitter, Bolt explained the extent of his injury. He said: “Sadly I have a tear of the proximal myotendineous junction … Continue reading

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Pro surfer Kelly Slater shares X-ray of gruesome foot injury on Instagram

And again we say…hooray for x-rays! Last month, 11-time World Surf League champion Kelly Slater was forced to call his run at Jeffreys Bay short Monday after suffering a devastating broken foot. Later that day, Slater showed his impressive break … Continue reading

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Sinus X-rays reveal age of children

Anthropologists, pathologists and other scientists may soon have a new tool to work with when it comes to determining the age of deceased children based on their skeletal remains. Researchers in North Carolina have discovered that the frontal sinus of … Continue reading

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X-ray pulses reveal structure of viral cocoon

An international team of scientists has used high-intensity X-ray pulses to determine the structure of the crystalline protein envelope of an insect virus. The tiny viruses with their crystal casing are by far the smallest protein crystals ever analyzed using … Continue reading

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X-ray may be best screening tool for diagnosing knee pain

Have you ever visited the doctor for knee pain or injuries from osteoarthritis? If you have, you’re not alone! This is one of the most common reasons for a visit to the doctor’s office. MRIs are widely used by doctors … Continue reading

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NASA technology used in digital dental x-ray Imager

Did you know that NASA is present when you go to the dentist? Think of the sensor that enables digital x-ray imagery that allows dentists to spot problems. Yup, that’s NASA! That technology had its start looking at planets, stars, … Continue reading

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X-Ray Your City’s Street Network, With a Bit of Code

A new open-source tool lets users compare the structure of cities around the world. A city’s street network is like its skeleton—a foundation for features like pipes, electrical lines, buildings, and public spaces. Geoff Boeing, an urban planning scholar at … Continue reading

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