How to make X-Rays: First, get some Scotch Tape. Newslink

I’ll be damned. Scotch Tape can made radiation! So says UCLA Scientists!

It is not, in fact, dangerous.

It may be able to trigger nuclear fusion reactions.


Duck tape really is essential to National Defense!:eek:

This is why I love the Dope.

Isn’t it amazing that such a small, simple, and inexpensive reaction could produce so much energy?

That’s the coolest thing I’ve read in a while.

Damn. I’ve known since I was a kid that pulling tape can generate light (Take some electrical tape into a dark closet and yank it, and watch where the tape is sepasrating. Better still, use friction tape). But i never considered that it might work at wavelengths as short as X-rays. I’ll have to keep an eye on this, to make sure somebody’s not getting carried away.


I’ll never be able to wrap anything again without thinking of this.

Going to shed a whole new light on Christmas.

Gonna shed a whole new light on your innards, too.