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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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Binder Park Zoo Gets New X-ray Equipment

Thanks to its Michigan community, Binder Park Zoo has some new equipment! They needed new x-ray equipment to help them better treat their animals, and a few weeks ago they were able to get it. The old x-ray machine, which … Continue reading

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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 uncovers hidden portrait beneath famed Degas painting

A powerful X-ray technique recently helped solve a mystery that has stumped the art world for years by revealingĀ a hidden portrait beneath a painting by French impressionist artist Edgar Degas. The long-puzzled-over image concealed behind Degas’ “Portrait of a Woman” … Continue reading

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