Tag: X-Ray

NASA's NICER Shows What Universe Looks Like If Humans Could See X-Rays

NASA stitched together an image of the sky using X-ray data from the first 22 months of the NICER onboard the International Space Station. The observatory watches the sky to help scientists determine the size of neutron stars and pulsars.

Space June 1, 2019

MIT Students Create AI Tech That Can See Through Walls

MIT’s CSAIL just developed a technology that can track people’s movements even if they’re behind walls. It could useful for monitoring diseases such as Parkinson’s and multiple sclerosis.

Apps/Software July 9, 2018

Historians Use Modern X-Ray Technology To Recover Missing Images From The 19th Century

Scientists recovered images from a lost daguerreotype plate which dates back from the 19th century. Daguerreotypes, considered to be the oldest form of photography, use silver-coated copper plates to take images.

Ancient June 26, 2018

World's Fastest Water Heater Won't Be For Making Coffee: 100,000 Degrees In An Instant

Scientists created the world's fastest water heater, capable of heating water to 100,000 degrees Celsius in an instant. It is safe to say that it will not be used to make coffee, so what will the researchers do with it?

Material Science May 15, 2018

X-Ray Image Shows Largest Collection Of Supermassive Black Holes Up To Billions Of Times More Massive Than The Sun

NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory captured an image of black holes. About 70 percent of the image is composed of supermassive black holes that are up to billions of times more massive than the sun.

Space January 6, 2017

Molecular Imaging Technique Shows Protein Changes Involved In Vision

Scientists have tracked protein reaction to light, deemed the first real-time snapshots of ultra-fast reactions in a bacterial light sensor. This is seen to help us better understand life-sustaining processes such as human vision.

Energy May 8, 2016

World's Brightest X-Ray Laser To Get More Powerful With Billion-Dollar Upgrade

The world's brightest and fastest X-ray laser found at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory will become more powerful than ever with a billion-dollar upgrade. The project will take X-ray science to the next level.

Energy April 6, 2016

What You Need To Know About Hitomi - Japan's Lost-Again Found-Again Spacecraft

The Astro-H spacecraft from Japan's space agency has been playing hide-and-seek with astronomers. Is debris seen in space the remains of the X-ray observatory?

Space March 31, 2016

Japan's X-Ray Satellite ASTRO-H Loses Contact With Earth

Just over a month after its launch, Japan's Hitomi or ASTRO-H lost contact with space agency JAXA. What happened to the X-ray astronomical satellite?

Space March 28, 2016

Japan's Sixth X-Ray Observatory Set To Blast Into Space: Astro-H To Study Galaxy Clusters, Black Hole

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) is set to blast its sixth X-ray observatory into space on Sunday to study energetic events. You can watch the launch here, courtesy of NASA.

Space February 12, 2016

X-ray Tomography To Reveal Contents Of Unopened Letters Inside 17th Century Trunk

After 300 years of being preserved, letters from the 17th century will be examined by scientists using X-ray tomography. The letters contain undelivered messages written by people from all walks of life.

Arts & Culture November 10, 2015

Microsoft, University Of Washington's HyperCam Could Give X-Ray Vision To Your Phone's Camera

Microsoft Research and the University of Washington have developed a multi-spectral camera called the HyperCam which could potentially impart X-ray vision to a smartphone's camera.

Gadgets October 16, 2015

X-Ray Laser Experiment Could Lead Do More Effective Drugs For Treating Brain Disorders

Researchers have come up with the three dimensional strucure of a two-part protein complex that triggers the release of neurotransmitters from one neuron to another. The findings could pave way for new drugs that can treat mental disorders.

Life August 23, 2015

Lightweight Metal Foams Can Effectively Block X-Ray, Neutron Radiation, And Gamma Rays

Researchers are looking at using modified lightweight metal foams in developing safe and effective inventions for nuclear transport, medical, space exploration, and military purposes.

Energy July 21, 2015

Scientists Fire Up X-Ray Machine To Improve Chocolate

A new study that involved the X-ray of chocolates may help manufacturers improve the quality of their chocolates. The study examined how fat bloom, the white layer, is formed on the surface of chocolates.

May 7, 2015

Researchers Come Up With Method To See Through Opaque Objects Using Light

Scientists have developed a way to see through opaque objects. Further research in the field may yield benefits in the medical industry, which could allow physicians to easily peek through the human body.

February 18, 2015

Great Dane eats 43 socks for snacks, vet able to save its life

A 140-pound Great Dane was operated after feasting on his owners’ socks. The dog’s X-ray also earned the animal clinic where he was operated a place in a competition.

Life September 4, 2014

Photosynthesis caught in action with latest X-ray flashlight

Photosynthesis has been seen in action for the first time, which could help researchers develop a new generation of fuels.

Animals July 13, 2014

New X-ray method can detect hidden nuclear materials. Sorry terrorists and smugglers.

Scientists have developed a new type of X-ray technique that can be used to detect nuclear materials. The new method is being eyed for use in combating nuclear terrorism and illegal smuggling of radioactive materials.

FUTURE TECH April 23, 2014

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