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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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X-Rays Help Deliver Chemotherapy Drugs Accurately

Researchers are developing a new way to deliver targeted chemotherapy by sending tiny medicine-filled balloons into the body and using x-rays to pop them near the tumors. These tiny remote-controlled medicines are able to travel through the body and release … Continue reading

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UNL Physicists Develop X-Ray That Could Prevent Terrorist Attack

Researchers at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln believe their portable X-ray machine can see radioactive material even when it’s hidden. The physicists developed a laser-driven X-ray that can detect uranium as small as a nickel hidden behind 3 inches of steel. “We’re … Continue reading

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Deciphering the Elements of Iconic Pottery

Researchers have begun to tackle the question of how pottery such as the ancient Greek vessel shown above was produced. A collaborative group of California scientists from the Getty Conservation Institute, The Aerospace Corporation, and the Department of Energy’s SLAC … Continue reading

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