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

Tags: space black-holes science-and-technology x-rays quasar

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

Tags: radiation science-and-technology imaging-technology x-rays

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

Tags: cancer health-and-medicine side-effects x-rays radiation-therapy

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

Tags: molecules electrons science-and-technology imaging-technology x-rays

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

Tags: electricity batteries featured science-and-technology imaging-technology x-rays

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

Tags: cancer health-and-medicine side-effects x-rays radiation-therapy

A new kind of signal points to neutron star mergers

"We can't throw neutron stars together in a lab to see what happens, so we have to wait until the universe does it for us..."

Gail McCormick-Penn State • futurity
April 18, 2019 ~8 min

Tags: space stars science-and-technology x-rays neutron-star

Do cosmic rays come from galactic bubbles?

New evidence from two galactic bubbles suggests that the bubbles, and other structures like them, may generate cosmic rays.

Nardy Baeza Bickel-Michigan • futurity
March 11, 2019 ~3 min

Tags: space science-and-technology bubbles x-rays

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