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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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For first time ever, x-ray imaging captures material defect process

For centuries, humans have been changing the properties of materials to build better tools. In modern life, new materials are created to improve today’s items, such as stronger steel for skyscrapers. Researchers at the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National … Continue reading

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X-Ray Movies Reveal Skeletons Like Never Before

Before the invention of x-ray machines, if you wanted to look inside someone’s body you had to cut them open. X-rays revolutionized modern medicine! But they still have a shortfall: they only create two-dimensional images. However, CT scans are able … Continue reading

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Weird Extragalactic X-Ray Flares Baffle Astronomers

And as you know, we love all things weird, extragalactic, and x-ray!   Astronomers are baffled by two mysterious objects in space that blast superbright, superfast X-ray flares and could represent a brand new type of astrophysical phenomenon. When these … Continue reading

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X-Ray Coolness Factor Catalyst for STEM Program

The discovery of the x-ray in 1895 transformed the medical profession. As we at Specialty Portable know very well, today the x-ray remains a cornerstone of medicine through its use in x-ray, computed tomography, mammography, nuclear medicine, radiation therapy and … 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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Study finds that x-ray technology used in mining industry proves successful for controlling sodium levels in cheese

Never thought that “x-ray” and “cheese” would go together in the same sentence? Us either! But it turns out, there’s no limit to the arenas x-ray technology can be used in and that’s amazing! Researchers from the Wisconsin Center for … Continue reading

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