Ragabash (pooka_pest) wrote in wtf_nature,
Ragabash
pooka_pest
wtf_nature

X-Ray Scotch Tape

Long time reader, first time poster. And I'm surprised no one's posted this one yet:

Tape measure: X-rays detected from Scotch tape

NEW YORK (AP) -- Just two weeks after a Nobel Prize highlighted theoretical work on subatomic particles, physicists are announcing a startling discovery about a much more familiar form of matter: Scotch tape. It turns out that if you peel the popular adhesive tape off its roll in a vacuum chamber, it emits X-rays. The researchers even made an X-ray image of one of their fingers.

Clicky for the rest of the article.
Subscribe
  • Post a new comment

    Error

    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

  • 20 comments