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The US Department of Energy's SLAC accelerator lab already has a pretty useful X-ray laser -- the Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS). But, recent modifications to the device have scientists drooling over its new found potential. Using a thin wafer of diamond, the Stanford-run lab filtered the beam

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It was Bret Easton Ellis who coined the phrase, \"The better you look, the more you see,\" and it appears the folks down at NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab agree. In what's considered a \"first,\" the agency's latest space-scouring probe, the Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array, has turned on its X-ray vi

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As far as we're concerned, sticky tape is mostly just for out-there modding projects, but scientists have confirmed another use for it: X-rays. After hearing word of research in that direction by Soviet scientists in the 1950s, researchers at UCLA peeled scotch tape at 1.18 inches per second in a v

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