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Posts tagged X-rays

July 14, 2017

 

As a rough measure of body fat, doctors usually use body mass index, which is a ratio of body weight to height.

Determining Body Fat Ratios

The BMI index for determining body fat can be inaccurate.

August 13, 2014

 

Neutron tomography uses neutron beams from a nuclear reactor to create highly-detailed images of an object's interior.

Rock Insider

Neutron imaging technology may give us an inside look at stony mysteries from the deep sea to deep space.

August 8, 2012

 

Some critics thought the images were too violent; others thought the paint was applied too thickly. After that, the painting simply disappeared, and everyone assumed Millet had destroyed it.

How X-Ray Technology Is Helping Examine Millet’s Artwork

In the 1840s, a new painting by Jean Francois Millet was unveiled in Paris. But, horror of horrors, no one seemed to like it!

October 18, 2011

 

Using X-Rays To Find The Color Of Fossilized Skin And Feathers

Researchers found that if they bombard fossils with a special type of intense x-ray, they can find the pigment's location.

November 25, 2009

 

Exposed While Scanned

Why would people choose to have tests done that expose them to radiation?

September 2, 2004

 

Proton Therapy

Doctors have developed a promising new procedure that could revolutionize the way we fight cancer. Learn about proton therapy on this Moment of Science.

July 22, 2004

 

Cosmic Radiation

Did you know that cosmic radiation is up to one-hundred times greater at cruising altitude than on the ground? Learn more on this Moment of Science.

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