Posts Tagged 'x-ray'

X-Rays Reveal More of Fossil Record

X-Rays Reveal More of Fossil Record

Soft tissues, like skin and feathers, aren’t usually part of the fossil record, but a new technique has found a way to bring some of them back into the record. The technique was used to resurrect the teeth and recognize the carcass of a 50-million-year-old fossil of a lizard, long thought to be merely preserved remnants of skin shed from the reptile.

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The Z Machine Generates Pressures so Intense That It Can Melt Diamonds

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Diamond is one of the toughest, naturally occurring materials found on Earth. Now, the Z machine at Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, New Mexico, can melt them using pressure, electromagnetic pulses and enough current to light 100 million light bulbs.

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Spacecraft to Explore Supermassive Black Holes at Center of Galaxies

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By the standards of space-based astronomy, NASA’s new NuSTAR (Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array) telescope that will be launched later this month has a modest budget of $165 million. However, it and XMM-Newton will try to probe the insides of the supermassive black holes hidden inside of galaxies.

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Proposition One: X-rayed Objects without X-rays

Ever thought about what your gadgets would look like when they’re X-rayed? Or how would they look if you would have X-ray vision? Well, Spanish photographer Max de Esteban surely asked himself this question when he decided to create this series of photos of X-rayed objects that he called Proposition One.

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Showing Off Your Insides: The X-Ray Lamp

013009_rg_xraylamp_01.jpgThere is something really cool about x-rays. I don’t really know exactly what it is, but the way that the colors contrast and the skulls and bones that are found on them are just plain intriguing. This is probably why I like this new lamp so much. It shows off your insides, without involving radiation. In a sense, it’s more of a lampshade concept, but it really works well and it looks superb.


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