News tagged with x-ray

Probing for biological polymorphs

(Phys.org) —Humans have devised many amazing and versatile materials (such as plastic and steel) that do not exist in nature. On the other hand, nature has created structures and substances that materials ...

Dec 05, 2013 4 / 5 (1) 0 | with audio podcast

A leap forward in X-ray technology

X-rays transformed medicine a century ago by providing a noninvasive way to detect internal structures in the body. Still, they have limitations: X-rays cannot image the body's soft tissues, except with the ...

Dec 04, 2013 4.8 / 5 (9) 1 | with audio podcast

A new view of the energetic universe

The Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array, or NuSTAR, sees the high-energy X-rays emitted by the densest, hottest regions of the universe. The brainchild of Fiona Harrison, Caltech's Benjamin M. Rosen Professor ...

Dec 03, 2013 4.9 / 5 (12) 8