A hand-cranked X-ray machine made from Scotch tape!

By: ryanmercer

Oct 23 2008

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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20081022/ap_on_sc/sci_scotch_tape_surprise
Transparent tape can make you transparent. 50 years ago, Russian scientists discovered that peeling Scotch tape can produce X-rays, but researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles have found that peeling Scotch tape in a vacuum can produce enough X-rays to be used like an electronic X-ray machine costing thousands of dollars. They believe inexpensive hand-cranked X-ray machines can be made by enclosing rolls of Scotch tape in vacuum chambers and be used where electricity is scarce. Scotch tape doesn’t emit X-rays in air, so there’s no need to wear a lead apron when scrapbooking.

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