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Why a Woman’s Wrists Glowed with Gold Filaments on an X-Ray

Have you heard of gold-thread acupuncture? Well, we won’t lie, we haven’t until now! But it apparently caused a woman’s hands to glow with gold filaments in the x-ray image above. The glowing threads are clustered around the woman’s wrists … Continue reading

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X-ray images of ancient ‘Bisti Beast’ dinosaur skull reveal how ‘bone crushing adaptations’ arose in the T. rex family

Researchers have imaged a 74-million-year-old dinosaur skull in the highest-resolution scan of a tyrannosaur skull ever done. The skull belonged to a ‘Bisti Beast,’ a relative of the Tyrannosaurus rex with big-headed, bone-crushing adaptations. The scan revealed un-erupted teeth, the … 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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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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