CT scans and X-rays may up testicular cancer risk

Early and repeated exposure to X-rays and CT scans may increase the chance of testicular cancer. The findings support the use of more testicular shielding.

Steve Graff-Pennsylvania • futurity
Nov. 19, 2020 ~5 min

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Black holes need the right ingredients to fire stuff into space

New research may provide clues to the mystery of why some supermassive black holes launch jets of material out into space while others don't.

Sam Sholtis-Penn State • futurity
Oct. 16, 2020 ~7 min

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Fossilised teeth reveal first mammals were far from warm blooded

New study used X-rays of the teeth of early mammals' to show they were more like cold blooded reptiles.

Pam Gill, Senior Research Associate in Palaeontology, University of Bristol • conversation
Oct. 13, 2020 ~5 min

 mammals  x-ray  fossils  palaeontology

Shining a light on the quantum world

With funding from MISTI, physicists at MIT and in Israel collaborate to improve understanding and use of quantum light.

Fernanda Ferreira | School of Science • mit
July 27, 2020 ~8 min

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Professor Andrew Fabian awarded Kavli Prize

Professor Andrew Fabian from Cambridge's Institute of Astronomy has been awarded the 2020 Kavli Prize in Astrophysics, one of the world's most prestigious science prizes. 

Cambridge University News • cambridge
May 27, 2020 ~5 min

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Radiation detector can monitor X-rays in near-real time

A new material allows for better monitoring of X-ray radiation, researchers report. That could give a boost to medical imaging or even airport security.

Matt Shipman-NC State • futurity
May 6, 2020 ~3 min

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Proton therapy for cancer cuts radiation side effects

Compared to traditional radiation, proton therapy for cancer lowers risk of side effects and reduces the need for unplanned hospitalizations.

John Infanti-Penn • futurity
Dec. 27, 2019 ~5 min

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X-ray ‘movie’ captures molecular motion in real time

Using X-ray pulses, researchers have been able to see molecular motion in real-time, something that was once impossible.

Kevin Stacey-Brown • futurity
July 17, 2019 ~5 min

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X-rays show how solid-state batteries crack

Cracks can be a big problem for solid-state batteries, so researchers are looking deeper to figure out the issue.

John Toon-Georgia Tech • futurity
July 5, 2019 ~4 min

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Proton cancer therapy cuts side effects from X-ray radiation

Proton therapy doesn't lead to as many side effects as traditional X-ray radiation therapy for cancer, and has similar cure rates, research finds.

Julia Evangelou Strait-WUSTL • futurity
May 26, 2019 ~6 min

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