Researchers at UCLA have harnessed the power of Scotch tape to get X-rays. If the tape is rolled off its spool in a vacuum chamber, it apparently emits X-rays. The process works so well that the scientists took an image of the bones inside one of their own fingers.
They suggest that with some perfecting, one day paramedics may be able to take inexpensive X-ray shots of injured people at the scene before they are transferred to a hospital.
UCLA has applied for a patent for any such Scotch tape X-ray machines.
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Scotch Tape X-Rays
- By: Elsa BlaineNov 16, 2008