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Dog detected in X-ray machine at BWI security checkpoint

A few weeks ago, security screeners at the BWI Thurgood Marshall airport got two surprises at the security checkpoint. X-ray machines detected a semi-automatic handgun and a pet carrier with a small dog inside. Many pet carriers look like duffel … Continue reading

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Home Renovators Get X-Ray Vision with WalabotDIY

WalabotDIY,created by 3D-imaging sensor company Vayyar Imaging, is a compact sensor unit that attaches to the back of Android phones and is able to show home improvers what dangers lurk behind an innocent wall. The device is able to pick … Continue reading

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X-ray pulsars plot the way for deep-space GPS

An interstellar navigation technique that taps into the signals from X-ray pulsars is being developed by a team of scientists from the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) and the University of Leicester. The team is using a small x-ray telescope on … Continue reading

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X-ray exhibition marks artist’s return to health after serious illness

Boo Beaumont, an artist known for her use of X‑rays and MRI machines, held her first major exhibition this spring since falling ill three years ago. Her experience gave her a poignant insight and deeply personal point of view into the … Continue reading

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X-ray snapshot of butterfly wings reveals underlying physics of color

At the University of California San Diego, a team of physicists used x-rays to discover two physical attributes that make butterfly wings so bright and colorful. “Over millions of years, butterflies have evolved sophisticated cellular mechanisms to grow brightly colored … Continue reading

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X-Ray Vision Archaeology Reveals Holocaust Escape Tunnel

Seventy years ago, Vilnius, Lithuania was a bustling town home to over 100,000 Jews. But then it all disappeared. From 1941 to 1944, 95% of Lithuanian Jews were killed. Archaeologists are now finding a story of hope and courage hidden within … Continue reading

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X-ray echoes of a shredded star provide close-up of “killer” black hole

Billions of years ago, a huge black hole shredded a passing star and emitted X-rays. Now astronomers are using X-ray echoes to study a newly awakened black hole for the first time. Now astronomers using archival observations from Swift, the European … Continue reading

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