X-Rays

NASA SET TO DEMONSTRATE X-RAY COMMUNICATIONS IN SPACE

A new experimental type of deep space communications technology is scheduled to be demonstrated on the International Space Station this spring. Currently, NASA relies on radio waves to send information between spacecraft and Earth. Emerging laser communications technology offers higher data rates that let spacecraft transmit more data at a time. This demonstration involves X-ray […]

STUDY FINDS METAL FOAMS CAPABLE OF SHIELDING X-RAYS, GAMMA RAYS, NEUTRON RADIATION

Research from North Carolina State University shows that lightweight composite metal foams are effective at blocking X-rays, gamma rays and neutron radiation, and are capable of absorbing the energy of high impact collisions. The finding means the metal foams hold promise for use in nuclear safety, space exploration and medical technology applications. ‚ÄúThis work means […]

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