Posts Tagged ‘ X-Ray ’

The First Planet OUTSIDE Of Our Galaxy.


THIS IS NOT AN ACTUAL PHOTO OF THE PLANET!

Scientists have found signs of a planet transiting a star outside of the Milky Way, potentially representing what could be the first-ever planet to be detected in another galaxy. Researchers found evidence of a planet in the Messier 51 galaxy, located some 28 million light-years away from the Milky Way, as they detected a dip in brightness in the luminous “whirlpool” system. They used NASA’s Chandra X-ray Telescope to observe transits, which can sometimes occur when planets pass in front of stars and block out a portion of the light. The transit technique has been used by astronomers for years to aid the discovery of exoplanets and exoplanet candidates — all of which have been found in the Milky Way up until now. It’s a method that has produced successful results, though it also presents a few challenges, particularly for scientists wanting a second viewing to confirm their finding. “Unfortunately to confirm that we’re seeing a planet we would likely have to wait decades to see another transit,” said Nia Imara, who co-authored the recently published paper, presenting data that is consistent with a model of a planet candidate. “And because of the uncertainties about how long it takes to orbit, we wouldn’t know exactly when to look.” While attempts to confirm the observation may be thwarted, the study’s lead author, Rosanne Di Stefano, recognized that the potential discovery may help to broaden future studies and “open up a whole new arena for finding other worlds by searching for planet candidates at X-ray wavelengths, a strategy that makes it possible to discover them in other galaxies.”

Heat Sensitive Furniture?


furniture2This creative furniture is created by designer Jay Watson. It consist of simple black table and a bench that he calls Linger A Little Longer, and all that it needs is some warm touch to show you it’s magic.  What makes this ordinary furniture so special – heat sensitive paint (thermochromic finish) that reacts to heat source. It can be your body or maybe warm cup of coffee, anything that emits some kind of heat and the simple black table starts to react by transferring your heat footprint to it’s surface creating some kind of watercolor paintings, or X-rays.  The “watermark” will eventually begin to faint as the table cools down, and will again be flat black.

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4th Amendment Underclothes.


I’m always at the airport, and it never occurred to me that the 4th amendment is CONSTANTLY violated by the TSA, but the 4th Amendment clothing line is a little poke under the ribs at this intrusion.  Now there’s a way to protest those intrusive TSA X-ray scanners without saying a word.  But with the 4th metallic ink-printed undershirts and underwear, your saying everything you need to.  Assert your rights without saying a word.

“The Lovely Bones”.


Medical imaging firm EIZO wanted to come up with a catchy giveaway that highlighted their expertise in “high-precision displays for the examination and diagnosis of radiographs.” The result, dreamt up by German ad firm BUTTER: A pin-up calendar in which women, truly, truly bare all. As the promotion concept puts it, “Very popular among craftsmen but quite new for medics: Pin-up calendars. At last, one which shows absolutely every detail.”