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, x-ray
a. electromagnetic radiation emitted when matter is bombarded with fast electrons. X-rays have wavelengths shorter than that of ultraviolet radiation, that is less than about 1 × 10--8 metres. They extend to indefinitely short wavelengths, but below about 1 × 10--11 metres they are often called gamma radiation
b. (as modifier): X-ray astronomy
2. a picture produced by exposing photographic film to X-rays: used in medicine as a diagnostic aid as parts of the body, such as bones, absorb X-rays and so appear as opaque areas on the picture

What does it mean when you dream about an X-ray?

Being X-rayed in a dream may signal wanting to see through a situation or the intentions of someone who is emotionally significant in one’s life.


Dreaming about getting an X-ray or looking at an x-ray may not have anything to do with health matters. This dream suggests that you are ready to look beneath the surface of a current situation or problem. X-rays require focused energy and your dream may be a reflection on the energy that you already possess. This energy will assist you in gaining insight and awareness or help you with problem solving. Old dream interpretation books say that dreaming of X-rays is a dream of the contrary. That is, you will be released from your worries and enjoy good health.
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If you want to study atoms, and the distances between atoms, that means hard X-rays.
Several members of the joint SLAC/Stanford Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology (KIPAC) are on the NuSTAR science team and are looking forward to their first view through the hard X-ray window.
NeXT's "super mirrors" would take advantage of a process known as Bragg reflection, which will actually focus the hard X-rays using optics with multiple layers of metal coatings.
Among its varied recommendations, the committee called for the timely construction of two third-generation sources, one operating in the soft x-ray and ultraviolet regimes while the other serves users requiring hard x-rays.
Now, scientists report the highest-resolution scanning X-ray image ever made with hard X-rays.
This contract involves the design, manufacture, testing and delivery of a two-dimensional detector for measuring diffusion of hard X-rays.
The nova on Sep 18, produced hard X-rays with energies above 10,000 electron volts or several thousand times that of visible light when it reached an intensity equal to that of the famous Crab Nebula, a supernova remnant that serves as a calibration target for high-energy observatories and is considered as one of the brightest sources beyond the solar system at these energies.
Only Swift's hard x-rays help scientists directly detect the energetic black hole, also called active galactic nuclei (AGN) - which can block ultraviolet, optical and low-energy, or soft X-ray, light.
Harrison (Caltech); it would be the first X-ray observatory to use focusing optics to image in hard X-rays.
and her colleagues hope to begin imaging flares in the light of hard X-rays and gamma rays using a seven-foot-long balloon-borne telescope that they hope to fly for two weeks this fall.
Sun is a source of 3rd generation synchrotron radiation delivering electromagnetic radiation whose spectrum spreads IR to hard X-rays.
1 s) of low energy (soft) gamma rays and hard X-rays.