Color X-Ray imaging is just around the corner — and we have the photos to prove it

It will make X-rays invaluable in fields it had no place in previously.

X-Rays could sterilise alien planets that would be otherwise habitable

It’s a small chance, but having a small chance of something wiping out all of life on a planet still seems like too much.

World’s biggest X-ray laser comes online in the Germany city of Hamburg

We will be able to see the very fabric of the world make and break.

Supermassive black hole spotted struggling with its galactic meal

Sometimes, even a black hole can choke on its meal.

Neutron and X-ray imaging reveal how ancient weapons were made

Looking deep inside a knife.

Researchers found a supermassive black hole choking on its meal


What China’s latest X-ray positioning satellite means for deep-space exploration

Made in China might become a stamp for innovation, not replication.

Astronomers may have discovered a new cosmic phenomena — and we don’t really know what it is

What we do know is that it blasts enormously powerful X-rays into the void.

One of the oldest known New Testament copies could have been written in pee-based ink

This ink is number 1. Literally.

Most powerful X-ray machine blasts water droplets for science

Stanford researchers fired extremely bright flashes of light from the world’s most powerful X-ray laser onto droplets of liquid. These vaporized instantly, but not before the whole process was imaged in full detail.

A radioactive couple: the glowing legacy of the Curies

Together, these two brilliant people forever changed how we understand the world we live in. They did so at a huge cost, with incredible levels of radiation exposure, that would in the end claim Marie’s life. But by tackling some of the deadliest forces known to man with their bare hands, they earned life unending in the scientific community.

High-resolution spectroscopy could revolutionize seawater uranium capture

New imaging techniques might revolutionize the technologies currently used to capture uranium from seawater, as researchers gain a better understanding of the way the compounds that bind the atoms interact with them.

Millions of supermassive black holes are hiding under thick blankets of dust and gas

Our Universe may be riddled with millions of supermassive black holes, a new study reports. The reason why we haven’t yet discovered them is because they are shrouded in thick clouds of dust and gas, and because we weren’t looking with the right telescope. Using NASA’s Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR) satellite observatory, astronomers from Durham University in Britain detected the

Strange “X-Ray Rainbow” could be used to calculate stellar distances

NASA released the breathtaking image you see below, announcing that it is basically X-ray light echoes reflecting off clouds of dust. But this image does more than thrill us amateur stargazers – it helps astronomers figure out how far away the double star system Circinus X-1 is from Earth. “It’s really hard to get accurate distance measurements in astronomy and we only

X-Ray Technique Reveals Charred Scrolls From Vesuvius Eruption

Using a new X-Ray technique, archaeologists may be able to read the words from the charred, rolled up scrolls that survived the Vesuvius eruption that wiped out the Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum nearly 2000 years ago. This could open up a new window to the past, revealing much information about the way the Romans lived and is a spectacular technological achievement in itself.

Inside the human body in real time: GIFs demo the power of CT scan

CT shines in its ability to image tissue inside the body otherwise unapproachable using other methods. All of the GIFs in this post were made from computer images taken using General Electric’s Revolution CT, first introduced in 2013. The device is designed to emit less radiation and provide more comfort. Guts, veins, brains and hearts have now been imaged in the gruesomest detail ever.

Three Egyptian mummies receive CT scans

The Washington University received some unusual patients to scan: three Egyptian mummies. The scanning took place Sunday, Oct. 12, at the Center for Advanced Medicine on the Medical Campus. The mummies, two of which are on long-term loan to the Saint Louis Art Museum from the Kemper Art Museum, were scanned using state-of-the-art CT scans. CTs and mummies According to

Heart injected with liquid metal imaged with unprecedented detail

Imaging the fine and intricate structures of blood vessels in the human body is paramount to modern anatomy. By knowing the body in greater detail, scientists are able to devise better treatments. Conventional imaging, however, is limited in how far it can peer through blood vessels. This may be set to change for the better after Chinese researchers have found an unconventional way

Suspended nanojuice allows real-time imaging of the gut

By virtue of its clogginess, the human gut, particularly the small intestine, is difficult to examine and diagnose for potential diseases or afflictions. Irritable bowel syndrome, coeliac disease and Crohn’s disease are just a few of the most common diseases that affect the small intestine and can lead to severe complications. In fact, some 35,000 deaths occurred in 2010 as

NASA’s black-hole-hunter finds its first 10 supermassive black holes

NASA’s black-hole-hunter spacecraft, the Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array, or NuSTAR, has located its first 10 supermassive black holes. The mission is the first ever which can focus the highest energy X-ray light into detailed pictures. If everything goes as NASA planned, then over the next two years, the mission will locate several hundreds of such structures. It is currently thought