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MIT Invents New Form of X-ray Vision Using WiFi to Detect Humans Through Walls

I'd settle for WiFi that does a better job detecting THE INTERNET.

Sure, X-ray vision with, um, actual X-rays is cool and all, but what about seeing people through walls in a less lead vesty way? MIT's got some new technology that does the trick using WiFi, and it's accurate enough to identify specific people. Brb, going to try to hack my router for flight and freezing breath.

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Amazons X-Ray Feature Lets You Learn About The Actor, Character, and Even Song That’s On Screen

Where there's movies there's hope, and need for an actor's history.

Have you ever watched a movie and go, wait, where do I know that person from? Well, Amazon has a solution for that. It's called the X-Ray, and it will answer all your questions.

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The Doctor Will See Into You Now: X-Ray Goggles To Be Used In Medicine

Related news: a whole bunch of teenage boys just decided on a new career path for themselves.

Anyone with a fear of needles knows the anxiety of getting blood work done or taking medication intravenously. Thankfully, a new pair of Space Man X Ray Goggles by Evena Medical has been designed to make your next doctor's visit slightly less painful for all involved.

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DIY Backscatter X-Ray Machine Keeps Your Garage Safe From Nail Files

There's good news for those of you who just can't get enough of airport security this holiday season -- now, you can build your own backscatter X-ray machine, just like the one that ensures you're not bringing anything unsafe like nail clippers or a lighter onto the airplane. It's a little more cumbersome than a pair of X-ray specs, but as the video demonstrates, it's a pretty effective tool for seeing through things. Considering it was built entirely with parts purchased off of eBay, it's a pretty serious feat of DIY engineering, and we doff our caps to inventor Ben Krasnow, who will no doubt be scanning friends and family as they come through the door for his holiday party. Anything to avoid the Christmas pat down, right?

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Man Accidentally Shoots Nail Into His Brain, Doesn’t Notice

Dante Autullo was working on a ladder in his Orland Park garage when he lost control of a nail gun and accidentally smacked it against his head. He texted a photo of the small scratch on his scalp to his fiance Gail Glaenzer, and thought nothing more of it. He went about his business driving a plow truck for some eight hours, and even dropped off his kids for a play rehearsal. It wasn't until waking up nauseous from a nap that he was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center and a three and a half inch nail was found lodged in his brain.

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X-Ray Vision Reveals Objects Ingested and Inserted [Infographic]

Medical treatments have become far more nuanced with the proliferation of X-Ray technology, and it has also allowed the creation of an infographic chronicling the most ridiculous things both ingested and inserted into the human body. This is a family publication, so I won't elaborate too much on the whole "insertion" angle, except to say that some people need to use some common sense and be safer. Nevertheless, it's a very, uh, revealing look at what some people are willing to put in themselves.

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Stingray, X-Rayed

Meet the Heliotrygon gomesi, a newly discovered species of Amazonian stingray. Beautiful x-ray photo taken by UTSC's Ken Jones. (Our Amazing Planet via Boing Boing.)

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The First-Ever X-Ray Images of a Lightning Strike

No, that's not one of the ships from Independence Day vaporizing Kiersten Warren, it's actually one of the first-ever x-ray images of a lightning strike. Joseph Dwyer, a lightning researcher at the Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne, used a custom 1,500 pound camera, created by grad student Meagan Schaal, to capture the image of the strike.

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Eerie X-Rays of Flowers

It might not look like it, but the picture above is a dozen roses. It's the work of artist Hugh Turvey, who runs flowers through colored x-rays to produce striking, ghostly images.

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This Exists: X-Ray Pin-up Calendar [Pics]

Medical imaging firm EIZO wanted to come up with a catchy giveaway that highlighted their expertise in "high-precision displays for the examination and diagnosis of radiographs." The result, dreamt up by German ad firm BUTTER: A pin-up calendar in which women, truly, truly bare all. As the promotion concept puts it, "Very popular among craftsmen but quite new for medics: Pin-up calendars. At last, one which shows absolutely every detail."

The photo for January is above. Check out the full calendar after the jump:

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