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Included in Superman’s suite of superpowers is X-ray vision, which allows him to see through solid objects. Using Superman as their inspiration, researchers from the University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) and the Seoul National University (SNU) have brought the ability to see into packages and through walls closer to being a reality using an imager chip small enough to fit into a smartphone.Continue
Astronomers have mapped out half the universe in X-ray light, using a space telescope called eROSITA. The new map, which contains almost a million X-ray sources, is the basis of dozens of new scientific papers, with many more to come.Continue ReadingCategory: Space, ScienceTags: X-ray, Astronomy, eROSITA, Max Planck Institute, Galaxy, Stars, Supermassive black hole
The US Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory has switched on the world's most powerful X-ray laser. The Linac Coherent Light Source II (LCLS-II) X-ray Free-Electron Laser (XFEL) flashes a million times a minute and is 10,000 times brighter than its predecessor.Continue ReadingCategory: ScienceTags: SLAC, Laser, X-ray
Researchers have used a deep-learning AI model to turn the humble chest X-ray into a more powerful tool for diagnosing heart problems. They say their novel approach could be used as a quick and accurate way of assessing heart function and checking for disease.Continue ReadingCategory: Medical, ScienceTags: X-ray, Heart, Deep Learning
At the heart of our galaxy lurks a supermassive monster, which is currently slumbering – but it hasn’t always been so quiet. New observations reveal an X-ray “echo” from a time when the Milky Way’s central black hole awoke just 200 years ago, shining a million times brighter than today.Continue ReadingCategory: Space, ScienceTags: Black hole, Supermassive black hole, Galaxy, X-ray, Astronomy
A team of researchers led by Ohio University Professor of Physics Saw Wai Hla has captured the first X-ray "image" of a single atom, allowing scientists to study materials and their chemical states with greater resolution than ever before.Continue ReadingCategory: ScienceTags: Physics, X-ray
The humble X-ray may have received a long-overdue upgrade thanks to the development of a highly sensitive, printable X-ray detector that can operate over a wide range of energy levels.Continue ReadingCategory: TechnologyTags: X-ray, Perovskite, Detector, Monash University
Stars are big hot balls of plasma, but astronomers have now spotted a super strange one that seems to have a solid surface. Its intense magnetic field is strong enough to overcome its blistering temperatures and “freeze” its outer layers into a solid crust.Continue ReadingCategory: Space, ScienceTags: Stars, Magnetic field, Neutron Generators, University College London, Satellite, X-ray, Light
Scientists have turned plastic into diamonds. Using high-powered lasers, the team zapped samples of PET, the common material used in plastic bottles, to produce intense heat and pressure to form tiny diamonds that may naturally rain down on planets like Uranus and Neptune.Continue ReadingCategory: ScienceTags: Plastic, Plastics, Diamonds, Laser, X-ray, Neptune, Planet, Nanodiamonds


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