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Scientists capture first super-res X-rays of living cells

While lower-energy "soft" X-rays can already image living cells, the higher-energy "hard" ones that can view objects as small as a few nanometers haven't been able to -- until now.

By February 28, 2014

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Congress: Undetectable 3D-printed guns are still illegal

Legislators vote to renew an expiring ban on plastic firearms that are able to slip past metal detectors and X-ray machines.

By December 9, 2013

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Apple's plan to wipe out disc drives is nearly complete

With only a single machine that still has a DVD drive, Apple is close to finishing something it began nearly six years ago.

By October 26, 2013

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Bomb-detecting lasers could be next for carry-on luggage

Laser-equipped airport security checkpoints can pinpoint trace amounts of explosives, researchers say.

By September 9, 2013

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iPad maker Foxconn turns to X-ray inspections to cut defects

The supplier to Apple is adding inline X-ray inspection systems, in a move seen as a way to improve efficiency and reduce product defects.

By March 5, 2012

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DHS' X-ray scanners could be cancer risk to border crossers

Homeland Security is deploying X-ray scanners to inspect interior of vehicles crossing the border, according to documents obtained by a privacy group, raising new concerns about cancer and privacy risks.

By January 12, 2012

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Q&A: MacFixIt Answers

This week, readers sent in questions on topics including inability to boot and how to test a nonfunctional external DVD player.

By February 8, 2013

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Ancient X-ray machine reawakened, for science

X-ray tech is more a hundred years old, and doctors in The Netherlands have powered up an old machine and compared it with a modern one. It stands up well--if you don't mind the radiation.

By March 17, 2011

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Biochemist says 'naked' X-ray scanner may be unsafe

University of California professor says Obama administration claim that scanners are safe is based on "many misconceptions." He and his colleagues are preparing a response.

By November 11, 2010

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DARPA seeks to speed up lasers

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency invites the scientific community to ramp up development of high-speed lasers, citing some fantastic applications yet to come.

By August 10, 2012