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Originally posted by tothetenthpower
This is from the ONion.
Somebody got trolled.
Originally posted by Praetorius
reply to post by The X
All sorts of ways to generate X-rays without a proper hospital-type machine, I'd imagine. We've been studying them for almost 120 years:
X-rays were found emanating from Crookes tubes, experimental discharge tubes invented around 1875, by scientists investigating the cathode rays, that is energetic electron beams, that were first created in the tubes. Crookes tubes created free electrons by ionization of the residual air in the tube by a high DC voltage of anywhere between a few kilovolts and 100 kV. This voltage accelerated the electrons coming from the cathode to a high enough velocity that they created X-rays when they struck the anode or the glass wall of the tube. Many of the early Crookes tubes undoubtedly radiated X-rays, because early researchers noticed effects that were attributable to them, as detailed below. Wilhelm Röntgen was the first to systematically study them, in 1895.
edit on 9/7/2012 by Praetorius because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Swills
reply to post by johncarter
I think this has already been posted because I recognize this & if I remember correctly it turned out to a hoax. At least I hope it was untrue because these experiments are disgusting if true.edit on 7-9-2012 by Swills because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by charles1952
The point that made me think it was a joke was the line printed at the bottom of each page: "Copyright 2011. All material here in is for free use and publication." That really doesn't fit with the supposed organization. Besides, I was miffed that they misspelled "herein."