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Post by techmanmacho on Sat Oct 25, 2008 11:56 am

Discovery: Scotch tape is X-ray-ted
The wonders of duct tape are well known. Now, its clear cousin is showing its scientific stuff.

Researchers have discovered that Scotch tape emits X-rays — as long as you're peeling it in a vacuum chamber.

"We were very surprised," Juan Escobar, a UCLA graduate student, told the Associated Press. "The power you could get from just peeling tape was enormous."

He and his colleagues X-rayed a finger (photo), and that might lead to development of cheap, portable X-ray machines for paramedics or for locations lacking electricity.

But fear not, gift-wrappers of America. "We don't want to scare people from using Scotch tape in everyday life," Escobar said in their report on the findings, appearing in tomorrow's issue of the journal Nature.

It's not the first time that cello-tape's X-ray power have been detected. Soviet scientists reported similar findings more than 50 years ago when they peeled tape off glass. The current research demonstrates the quantity of X-rays that could be produced, the authors note.

Read the article and see photos of the glowing tape.

(Photo of finger X-ray by Carlos Camara, Juan V. Escobar and Seth J. Putterman of the UCLA Laboratory of Low Temperatures and Acoustics, via AP.)
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Post by Yoyoman360 on Mon Oct 27, 2008 12:38 am

What? .........I heard this on the news, but I need pictures. I need hardcore scientific data. study

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Post by ScatterBrain88 on Fri Nov 07, 2008 5:36 pm

now all i have to do is bring any present i get into my vacuum chamber to peek at there glorious insides.....
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Post by techmanmacho on Sat Nov 08, 2008 6:41 pm

Yes, but remember, you do have to peel the tape off...
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