What If You Had X-Ray Vision?

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Shared July 7, 2019

Wouldn't it be cool to see things through any wall and any door? How about seeing through your own skin? Or your dog? No, no, no and no. Of all the superhero powers out there, this isn't the one you want to get your hands on.

X-rays are light. But they have different wavelengths than visible light, and that makes them interact with matter differently. Basically, they can make some materials partially transparent — like human tissue.

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