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Beetle Bomb

By | May 1, 2015

High-speed X-ray video reveals how bombardier beetles control their toxic sprays.

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3-D X-Rays Catch Insects in Flight

By | March 26, 2014

Using a new approach, researchers capture the in vivo mechanics of a flying fly.  

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Repainting Ancient Birds

By | July 1, 2011

Using synchrotron rapid scanning X-ray fluorescence to map the distribution of trace metals in avian fossils over 120 million-year-old, researchers reconstruct the pigment patterns of their feathers—revealing some of the extinct birds' long-lost colors.

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Scanning Ancient Animal Mummies

By | July 1, 2011

A collection of ancient Egyptian animal mummies from the Brooklyn Museum is subjected to the powerful X-rays of a CT scanner in order to peer through the centuries-old packaging. 

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Unveiling Animal Mummies

By | July 1, 2011

Powerful CT scans reveal thousand-year-old secrets from a collection of preserved animals from ancient Egypt.

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The First X-ray, 1895

By | July 1, 2011

The discovery of a new and mysterious form of radiation in the late 19th century led to a revolution in medical imaging.

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Color by Number Fossils

By | June 30, 2011

Researchers map pigments in early bird fossils using preserved metallic residues.

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