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X-ray device traps airborne pathogens and neutralizes them

X-ray device traps airborne pathogens and neutralizes them | Longevity science | Scoop.it

Help may be on the way for people with compromised immune systems, severe allergies, or who otherwise have to be wary of airborne nasties. A team of scientists have created something known as a soft x-ray electrostatic precipitator, or an SXC ESP for short. It filters all manner of bacteria, allergens, viruses, and ultrafine particles from the air – plus, it kills everything it catches.

 

 

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Compact radiation source could put an X-ray scanner in your pocket

Compact radiation source could put an X-ray scanner in your pocket | Longevity science | Scoop.it

While we’ve seen developments that could see T-ray spectrometers featuring in a future handheld tricorder-like device, good ol’ X-rays could also get a guernsey thanks to an engineering team from the University of Missouri. The team has invented an accelerator about the size of a stick of gum that can create X-rays and other forms of radiation, opening up the possibility of cheap and portable X-ray scanners.

 

 

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Enabling technologies such as inexpensive genomic sequencing, portable medical equipment, and smart-phone medical gadgets can democratize medical care... if the developments are handled properly.

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